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Messier 64 - The Black-Eye Galaxy - LRGB (Re-processed)

The Black Eye Galaxy (also called Evil Eye Galaxy; designated Messier 64, M64, or NGC 4826) is a galaxy which was discovered by Edward Pigott in March 1779, and independently by Johann Elert Bode in April of the same year, as well as by Charles Messier in 1780. It has a spectacular dark band of absorbing dust in front of the galaxy's bright nucleus, giving rise to its nicknames of the "Black Eye" or "Evil Eye" galaxy. M64 is well known among amateur astronomers because of its appearance in small telescopes. It is a spiral galaxy in the Coma Berenices constellation. - Wikipedia

Technical card
Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Explorer 200p
Imaging camera: Atik Titan
Mount: HEQ5
Guiding telescope: SkyWatcher 50mm/162mm Finderscope
Guiding camera: QHYCCD qhy-5 II
Software: Artemis Capture, Stark Labs Nebulosity 4, Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Filters: Baader RGB 1.25" Filters
Date: 2014-03-23
Frames:
Lum 20x300" Bin 1x1
R 7x300s Bin 1x1
G 7x300s Bin 1x1
B 7x300s Bin 1x1

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
Centre (RA, hms): 12h 56m 43.627s
Centre (Dec, dms): +21° 41' 18.229"
Size: 16.5 x 11.5 arcmin
Radius: 0.168 deg
Pixel scale: 0.435 arcsec/pixel
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What else does an insomniac astrophotographer do on a cloudy night but re-process data ...
IC63 (The Gamma Cassiopeiae Nebula) in Hydrogen Alpha - Skywatcher 200p - Atik Titan

Technical card
Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Explorer 200p
Imaging camera: Atik Titan
Mount: HEQ5
Guiding telescope: SkyWatcher 50mm/162mm Finderscope
Guiding camera: QHYCCD qhy-5 II
Software: APT - Astro Photography Tool, Stark Labs Nebulosity 4, Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Filter: Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm
Date: 2017-10-11
Frames:
Ha 5x900" Bin 1x1

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IC63 (The Gamma Cassiopeiae Nebula) - HaRGB - Skywatcher 200p - Atik Titan

Technical card
Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Explorer 200p
Imaging camera: Atik Titan
Mount: HEQ5
Guiding telescope: SkyWatcher 50mm/162mm Finderscope
Guiding camera: QHYCCD qhy-5 II
Software: APT - Astro Photography Tool, Stark Labs Nebulosity 4, Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Filters: Baader RGB 1.25" Filters, Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm
Date: 2017-10-11
Frames:
Ha 5x900" Bin 1x1
R 5x300s Bin 1x1
G 5x300s Bin 1x1
B 5x300s Bin 1x1

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
Centre (RA, hms): 00h 59m 15.935s
Centre (Dec, dms): +60° 54' 17.491"
Size: 14.7 x 11.8 arcmin
Radius: 0.157 deg
Pixel scale: 0.565 arcsec/pixel

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The Dumbbell Nebula - HaRGB

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light-years. - Wikipedia

This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes,

Technical card
Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Explorer 200p
Imaging camera: Atik Titan
Mount: HEQ5
Guiding telescope: SkyWatcher 50mm/162mm Finderscope
Guiding camera: QHYCCD qhy-5 II
Software: Artemis Capture, Stark Labs Nebulosity 4, Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Filters: Baader RGB 1.25" Filters, Baader Planetarium Ha 7nm
Date: 2017-10-07
Frames:
Ha 10x600" Bin 1x1
R 5x120s Bin 1x1
G 5x120s Bin 1x1
B 5x120s Bin 1x1

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00
Center (RA, hms): 19h 59m 39.177s
Center (Dec, dms): +22° 43' 39.225"
Size: 17.1 x 13.7 arcmin
Radius: 0.183 deg
Pixel scale: 1.1 arcsec/pixel
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Messier 27 - The Dumbbell Nebula in Hydrogen Alpha

The first 3 subframes stacked - hopefully, there will be more to come.
Tonight's project (while the clouds permit) A HaRGB image ... already have the RGB frames, but the Ha frames are taking time to expose.
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Moon - "Ground Zero : Tycho" 2017-10-05 20:31z

Technical card
Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Explorer 200p
Imaging camera: QHY5ii
Mount: HEQ5
Software: PIPP, AutoStakkert, Registax 6, Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Date: 2017-10-05 20:31z
Frames: Best 3000 from 3500
Observatory: +50.475° -03.557
(J2000) Right Ascension: 00h58m03.16s
(J2000) Declination: +00°57'09.2"
Distance: 370708Km
Apparent diameter: 32.23'
Colongitude: 95.8°
Phase: 359.0°
Lunation: 15.63 days
Illumination: 100.0%
Sub-solar latitude: 1.2°
Libration in Latitude: +06°04'
Libration in Longitude: -04°39'
Position angle: -23.7°
Azimuth +116°59'
Altitude +21°50'
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Moon - 2017-10-05 20:25z

Featuring (in parts) Maria Serenitatis, Tranquilitatis, & Crisium.

The crater "Proclus", a 28km diameter centre of a small ray system is particularly prominent.

Technical card
Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Explorer 200p
Imaging camera: QHY5ii
Mount: HEQ5
Software: PIPP, AutoStakkert, Registax 6, Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Date: 2017-10-05 20:25z
Frames: Best 3000 from 3500
Observatory: +50.475° -03.557
(J2000) Right Ascension: 00h57m52.03s
(J2000) Declination: +00°55'57.7"
Distance: 370811Km
Apparent diameter: 32.23'
Colongitude: 95.8°
Phase: 359.0°
Lunation: 15.62 days
Illumination: 100.0%
Sub-solar latitude: 1.2°
Libration in Latitude: +06°04'
Libration in Longitude: -04°39'
Position angle: -23.7°
Azimuth +115°43'
Altitude +20°59'
Rise: 18h01m
Transit:
Set: 5h36m
Rise azimuth: +88°03'
Transit Altitude: +40°
Set azimuth: +268°11'
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Moon - 2017-10-05 20:19z

Centred on Anaxagoras - a 51km diameter crater and its ray system

Technical card
Imaging telescope: Skywatcher Explorer 200p
Imaging camera: QHY5ii
Mount: HEQ5
Software: PIPP, AutoStakkert, Registax 6, Adobe PhotoshopCS5
Date: 2017-10-05 20:19z
Frames: Best 3000 from 3500
Observatory: +50.475° -03.557
(J2000) Right Ascension: 00h57m40.82s
(J2000) Declination: +00°54'46.3"
Distance: 370915Km
Apparent diameter: 32.22'
Colongitude: 95.7°
Phase: 359.1°
Lunation: 15.62 days
Illumination: 100.0%
Sub-solar latitude: 1.2°
Libration in Latitude: +06°04'
Libration in Longitude: -04°38'
Position angle: -23.7°
Azimuth +114°27'
Altitude +20°08'

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