To commemorate the historic Apollo 11 mission to the moon, we chose to use a lunar image. It also gave us an excuse to use this 2017 Solar Eclipse image submitted by Dennis Sprinkle, using his SV70T. High dynamic range shows the corona as well as details on the moon as it was lit from the Earth shine (13 bracketed images to capture this detail). If you'd like to capture a similar image to this, the next total solar eclipse is on July 2, 2019 with totality running through Chili and Argentina. The next total solar eclipse visible from North America will be April 8, 2024. Image copyright Dennis Sprinkle, www.rocksolidphoto.com
NGC 6888 StellarShot was submitted to us by Brad Benedict. Using his Stellarvue SV105-3FT, SFFR102-3FT reducer/flattener and QSI 660 camera, Brad was able to “Own the Night.” Brad submitted multiple images which made it difficult to single out just one. We think you'll agree that this image is just simply “Stellar.” We want to thank [...]
This week's M10 StellarShot was submitted to us by Bob Jais. To "Own the Night," Bob used his SVA130-T, Stellarvue SFFR.72-130-25-48 focal reducer, and ZWO ASI 294MC Pro imagaging camera. Accessories included: PoleMaster, Starizona MicroTouch Autofocuser, and Alnitak Flat Man. Software included: PixInsight 1.8, Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro. With our recent hot [...]
This week's M45 image was submitted to us by Mitch Green. To "Own the Night," Mitch used his SV115 APO Refractor on an Astro-Physics 1100GTO mount. The camera used was a SBIG STT-8300-M with a Stellarvue field flattener. The Integration was 6.7 hours. The location Wetumpka, Alabama, USA. We would like to thank Mitch for [...]
M42: The Orion Nebula. This colorful image was submitted to us by Glenn Diekman. Glenn used his SVR90T, and Stellarvue SFF7-25 focal flattener. His guiding scope was Stellarvue 50mm guidescope, all on a Losmandy G-11G mount. The imaging camera was a ZWO ASI1600MM-C and guiding camera a ZWOASI120MM-S. The location: GMARS, Landers, California, United States, [...]
This image of NGC 6960 & NGC 6992 Veil Nebula was submitted to us by Douglas J Struble. It was shot with his Stellarvue SV70T, and ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool camera with Celestron CGX on Pier. Douglas also used a Stellarvue SV70T focal reducer. The location was Backyard Red Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, USA. Douglas made [...]
This image of M78 was submitted to us by Dennis Sprinkle. It was shot with his Stellarvue SV70T, and ZWO ASI1600mm Pro camera on an Advanced VX mount. Dennis also used a Stellarvue SFFR-70APO focal reducer. The location was the Marathon Motel and RV Park, Marathon, TX, USA. Dennis uses his custom built camper-van to travel to various locations. Dennis [...]
IC4592; IC4601; "Blue Horsehead Nebula" was submitted to us by Nico Carver (NebulaPhotos.com). "Usually the stars are not my strong suit, but this new scope has made it relatively easy to get better stars." To capture this image Nico used his Stellarvue SVQ86 Astrograph and stock Canon 5D mk iii. It was taken at Delmarva [...]
Nick Hartman captured this image of NC434 in HaRGB on his Stellarvue SV80T with 2.5 FT. The location was Toner's Lake Karting, Waseca, Minnesota U.S.A. We hope it draws as much inspiration to you as it does us. Thanks for sharing this with us all Nick.
Tony Hallas took this stunning shot of the Crescent Nebula and surrounding region using his SVQ100 and an Sbig camera using the 8300 chip.