Astro Photos

  • Calcium K Image of Sun by Mike Taormina

    HI Farah,

    I just submitted a positive review to your website for the Lunt Calcium-K B1800 blocker diagonal I purchased from you last week. I had a chance to image with yesterday and was able to capture a very nice Calcium-K image.


  • Sun Image taken by Harvey Brubacker

    This weekend was a bust for any imaging, but I did find some lost solar

    images from two weekends ago.

    Here's my favorite from the bunch.

    Inverted image, color tinted gold.

    Taken with a Lunt solar 60mm pressure tuned scope, double stacked with 50mm

    Camera was the Canon 60Da, ISO 100 at 1/40 sec.


    Harvey Brubacker


  • NGC 7635 by Geoffrey Graham

    Scope: Astro-Tech 12" RC Astrograph with AP.75 focal reducer plus Moonlight Nightcrawler Focuser-Rotator.

    Mount: Orion HDX 110

    Imaging Camera: SBIG STF CCD 8300 Mono

    Guide Camera SBIG STi

    Image Capture MaximDL

    Filter: Baader Ha 7nm

    Subs: 1800" X 60 -20c

    Total Time 30 Hrs for the Ha

    Dark Frames: 50X1800"

    Bies Frames: x100

    Ha Flat Frames: X100

    Processed in PixInsight.


    Best Regards and Clear Skies



    NGC 7635

  • Sun through Marumi and Baader

    The whiter one is Marumi and the darker one is Baader.

    Shot with 100 to 400 L IS lens from Canon

    _MG_3290 _MG_3289

  • Robert Finnegan Image of The Cave Nebula

    This is after 15 OIII were added last night to the existing 10 ha and 10 SII all 900 sec with the PlaneWave 20 inch and the new SBIG 16803.

    Shot by Robert Finnigan. Shot by Robert Finnigan.
  • Soul Nebula through PrimaLuce DSLR Camera by John Ottesen

    Here is an image of the Soul Nebula, taken with the Prima Luce DSLR camera and 300mm Sigma APO camera lens at f/2.8.  An IDAS light pollution filter was used.

    I am very much enjoying the Prima Luce DSLR.  It is fairly easy to use, and produces excellent low noise imagery.


  • Lagoon Nebula taken through 20" Planewave with SBIG STX-16803.

    Taken this fall with the 20" Planewave.

    8x300Ha, 17x600OIII, and 9x600SII.

    Image taken by Robert Finnigan.


  • Orion Nebula through PrimaLuceLab Cooled 700da DSLR Camera

    A new shot of the Orion Nebula from our customer John:
    I imaged the Orion Nebula last week, with the PrimaLuceLab Cooled Canon 700Da DSLR and IDAS V-4 (nebula) filter.  16 ninety-second images were stacked.  The 300mm Sigma f/2.8 was used wide open.  ISO 400.  Orion auto guider / AVX mount.


    Happy New Year!


  • Jupiter 4-2-16 by Tom Bash

    Hi All,

    Long time no image. Last weekend the seeing was pretty nice early on, so
    I got a few images of Jupiter with my old C11 here in confined spaces
    observatory. The first image was taken in the best seeing using region of
    interest capture around the planet:


    Then I used more area of the Lumenera's chip and captured this image, in
    slightly degraded seeing, in near-IR light - got all 4 Galilean moons and
    the red spot is low contrast in near-IR:


    Shortly after I shot another RGB to also get the Galilean moons - the
    seeing was getting worse, so this required more processing effort and is
    not as sharp as the first one:

  • Hyperstar C8HD and Sony QX1 Images by Victor

    Unlike most imaging involving hours of exposure time and precise guiding, a Celestron Edge HD8 with a Hyperstar and Sony QX1 can complete an equivalent total exposure in only 10 minutes!  This system saves weight, time, and allows complete wireless control from the comfort of a vehicle.  No more freezing, no more late nights on a single object, just outstanding results!

    By Victor Jimenez





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