Category Archives: New Astrophotos

Cloak and Wizard

“Cloak and Wizard” LRGB was captured from my imaging site in the Siskyou volcanic wilderness under dark Bortle 2 skies. This is a few hours of LRGB with 12 minute subexposures with 3 hours (also 12 min subs) of Hydrogen-Alpha added from Frazier Park, … Continue reading

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Milky Way in the Southwest

A late-spring visit to the southwest provided the perfect opportunity to experience the amazingly-dark skies there. In this small town in southwest New Mexico, the skies were *very* dark. Bortle scale 2 dark.. to the point where the Milky Way … Continue reading

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Milky Way Over Saguaro National Park

A pano-stitch of 4 frames. Sony a7S ii Sony FE 35mm f/1.4 ZA set to f/4 13 second exposure ISO 12800 After a few days in New Mexico and Texas on business, I concluded my short trip to the southwest … Continue reading

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Gamma Cygni and NGC 6914

4 panel mosaic of the Sadr (Gamma Cygni) region including reflection nebula 6914 (to the right) Nebulosity around the constellation Cygnus is commonly imaged with narrowband filters which is especially good for isolating the hydrogen emission nebula. This image, however, is taken as broad … Continue reading

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IC5146 Cocoon Nebula Reprocess

Reprocessed some data from 2008. This image of the Cocoon was taken through a telescope and CCD camera that I helped develop, and it was one of those nights were everything was cooperating and the seeing was good.  I really … Continue reading

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Mt. Shasta Lenticular Clouds at Night

Captured August 30th from Little Mount Hoffman.  The night of August 29th-30th eventually clouded over.  But before it did, we were treated to some of Mount Shasta’s localized weather and lenticular clouds. Sony α7s ii and 35mm f/1.8 Zeiss. 10 … Continue reading

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NGC 1579 and Surrounding Dust Lanes

Here’s the first of my processed astrophotos from my Little Mount Hoffman imaging trip this year.  NGC 1579 is a faint, somewhat low contrast target, perfect for the excellent Bortle scale 2 darkness skies sitting over 7,300′ in elevation. NGC 1579 … Continue reading

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Messier 101

Messier 101 luminance only, just a few 5 minute shots with the Parsec 8300M under mediocre seeing conditions. My filter wheel started acting up and it’s basically time to upgrade camera and filter wheel!  I’m looking forward to getting the QHY16200 … Continue reading

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Releasing More Images

There are still many astroimages that I haven’t processed, or have processed but didn’t bother posting.  In an effort to revamp my own imaging effort, I will be releasing more images.  Some will be revisited, reprocessed, or simply posted for the first … Continue reading

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M81, M82 and NGC 3077

The shortest of the 3 images taken on the weekend of February 6th.  This is ordinarily a galaxy duo, but this particular frame also captures the more obscure NGC 3077 galaxy seen on the far bottom right. Just 10 x … Continue reading

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