Category Archives: Astrophotography

Orion’s Sword Mosaic

After having a good deal of success with my last mosaic, M31, I thought I’d give a go at a winter time favorite M42. I’ve been working on my mosaic software, Mosaic Engine, and was stuck in the city as … Continue reading

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More Mosaic Fun

After having success with my NGC7000 mosaic I found some time to get out to the RASC, Halifax Centre’s dark sky observatory to capture the last frame of my second 3 by 3 effort on the Andromeda Galaxy. One of … Continue reading

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NGC 7000 Mosaic Part Two

With summer vacation at hand my family and I headed to our cottage and some dark skies. Having some decent skies and a few clear nights I got out to take the last row of my North American Nebula mosaic. … Continue reading

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NGC 7000

NGC7000 has always been a favorite target of mine and I’ve imaged it and the Pelican several times. I’ve got widefield images and telescopic shots but I’ve always wanted to take a telescopic shot of the whole North American and … Continue reading

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Sirius B – The Hunt Continues

After getting proper calibration frames the night before I was able to measure the scale in my images which ended up being 0.315 arc-seconds/pixel. Armed with this and a good image of Rigel which has similar separation to Sirius A … Continue reading

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My Hunt for Sirius B

Imaging Sirius B has been on my astrophotographical bucket list for some time now. Several years ago I tried with an old Meade SN8, but the scope had some optical issues and although it was a reasonable wide field imaging … Continue reading

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NGC 891

A fellow astro-imager and I decided to head out to the club observatory for a little photon capturing. As the Sun set we got to work setting up our gear. For a change, the conditions  were near perfect – clear skies, … Continue reading

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Fireworks Galaxy

With some clear skies in the mid-week forecast an imaging buddy, Art Cole, and I headed out to the St. Croix Observatory  to capture a few images. SCO is the club observatory  of the Halifax  Centre of the RASC, a … Continue reading

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Summertime SkyWatcher Esprit 120 Imaging

With a clear weekend in the forecast and some cottage time coming up I finally got a chance for some imaging time. Skies at the cottage in Marion Bridge are reasonably dark with the Milky Way clearly visible.  I’ve been … Continue reading

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M51 Update

After reshooting some flats to get rid of a gradient in the lower part of the image I was able to push the stretch a bit more and managed to get a more detailed image of the main galaxy (M51) … Continue reading

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