This week’s StellarShot was submitted to us by Jon Talbot. To “Own the Night,” Jon used his SV70T and created this very impressive composite. We are always proud to share Jon’s work with the Stellarvue family. Jon also provided us with a photo of his rig. We hope you appreciate it as much as we do.
Jon wrote: Attatched is an image of the faint emission nebula Sharpless 2-115 in Cygnus along with the planetary nebula Sharpless 2-116 below and to the left of Sh2-115 along with the open cluster Berkeley 90, a 5 arcmin cluster of orange stars just to the right and within the bright nebula. Other nebula within the field include Lynds Bright Nebula (LBN) 351,361, and 368. All of these lie within the Milky Way of Cygnus. I used the wide field capabilities of the SV70T along with my QSI583 camera mounted on a Paramount MyT and started imaging this area on the 19th of September 2018. I finally finished the last set of exposures on 21 Nov. Imaging time on this area was 540 min for 3nm OIII, 500 min for Ha, 260 min for Red, 270 min for Green and 290 min for Blue for a total time of 31 hrs. The image was taken from my suburban backyard and processed with PixInsight. The image was taken totally unguided. Sh2-115 image copyright Jon Talbot.
This week’s M39 image was submitted to us by Jason Matters. We felt this one had a holiday-card look to it with the stylized star bursts from a filter used (‘tis the season’). It is also unique for a M39 image because the main stars seem isolated, which makes them stand out even with out [...]
This Soul Nebula image was submitted to us by Charles Lillo. We’re thankful he’s allowing us to share this with the Stellarvue family. Charles wrote: The Soul Nebula (Westerhout 5) is an emission nebula located in the constellation Cassiopeia. It forms a famous pair known as the Heart and Soul with the neighboring Heart Nebula (IC 1805). The Soul [...]
This colorful Rosette Nebula image was submitted to us by Glenn Bargabus. We love the combination of high-contrast stars and soft feathered nebula. To “Own the Night,” Glenn used his Stellarvue 130mm Triplet with a SFF3-3ft-48 Flattener on an Orion Atlas EQ-G mount. His imaging camera, a D800 with ISO 1275, and 93 x 90 [...]
This Pacman nebula image was submitted to us by Alan Pham. He has quite the fan base and following on Astrobin, and we too have become fans of his work. To “Own the Night,” Alan shows what can be done with a 4” triplet refractor.Alan’s set up for capturing this great image is his Stellarvue SV4 on an Astro-Physics [...]
This StellarShot image was submitted to us by Douglas Struble. We are becoming familiar with his work and are happy to share with the Stellarvue family. To “own the night” He used his SV70T. He also sent a photo of his set up. Douglas wrote this about the image:This is a very busy region in [...]
We never tire of seeing images of the Andromeda galaxy, and are happy to share this one with the Stellarvue family. Kevin Rasso submitted this image and shared the way he "owned the night." Here is what Kevin shared.Imaged from my backyard on 9/22/2018 under a nearly full moon, I am amazed by the detail [...]
This star cluster filled image was submitted to us by Dave Weixelman. We want to thank Dave for allowing us to share with the Stellarvue family. He “owned the night” and wrote: The rich starfields in Cassiopeia are great for observing and imaging. This image was taken with the SV70T and QSI 660 WSG camera with lrgb filters. Total [...]
This LBN529 (Cave Nebula) image was submitted by Ronald Van-Vleet. To “Own the Night” Ronald used his Stellarvue 130-mm refractor. The image was stacked, all exposures were 600 seconds totaling 150 minutes. Data was collected 10-05-18 at the Goat Mountain Astonomical Research Station. The processing was done in CCDStack2 and touched up in Photoshop. Attached to his 130-mm refractor was [...]
We're glad to share this IC57 image with the Stellarvue family. It was submitted to us by William Olson. To "Own the Night," he used his SVA130EDT located in his very own dome on a Paramount MYT mount. Other details of his setup were a Starlight Express Trius-SX814 camera and SX mini filter wheel with [...]