Category Archives: Astrophotography

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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Finaly an image off the Esprit 120

It’s been a few months since I’ve had clear skies during a dark sky imaging window. I’ve been itching to get out and get a good test of my new SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO. Several members of the Halifax Centre … Continue reading

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New SkyWatcher Esprit 120 First Light Image

Recently I purchased a shiny new SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO refractor from Atlantic Photo Supply. Unlike what you see in the usual astronomy magazines my new toy had some issues with spikes on all the stars that were not what … Continue reading

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