This week’s StellarShot by Alan Pham was chosen for NASA’s APOD (Astronomy Picture of the Day) 7-31-19. We would be mistaken not to showcase and share this wonderful achievement by one of our stellar customers. To say Alan “has got it down,” may be simplifying his work and effort a bit, and we appreciate seeing the incredible images he creates. Alan uses his 102mm Stellarvue triplet Apo to capture his targets, and “Own the Night.” Alan wrote this about the image:
“It took me a long time to finish capturing all the data for this target due to the terrible weather we've had, but I'm glad I stuck with it since I like how the image turned out.” We do too Alan!
Imaging telescope or lens: Stellarvue 102mm SV4
Imaging camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO
Guiding telescope or lens: Stellarvue SV4
Guiding camera: QHY5L-II-M
Focal reducer: Astro-Tech AT2FF Field Flattener
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PS, PixInsight, PHD2
Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 5nm, Astrodon OIII 1.25 3nm, Astrodon SII 1.25 3nm
Integration: 32.6 hours
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00
Locations: San Jose, California, United States
IC 1795 - The Fishhead Nebula and Neighbors image copyright Alan Pham.
You can see more of Alan’s work in his gallery on Astrobin. https://www.astrobin.com/users/PlanetOrion/