We had an unexpectedly clear night last night and I managed to get a full 3 and a half hours total imaging time on the M53 region with the Sky 90/M25C. There’s a bonus of another globular cluster at the top of the image. 200-second sub-exposures, and 63 of them in total produced this deep-sky image of the area. I did the processing on the version shown here – Noel will do a much better job on the data when he gets round to looking at it 🙂
Here is a very quick and nasty Greg Parker process of some data captured over 4 hours last night – Noel will be able to do a far better job with this. Very good news is that I got rid of a load of very annoying dust bunnies which turned out to be on the surface of the CCD chip. Luckily I had some proprietary paint-on polymer to do the cleaning.
Had a decent clear night last night and managed to grab 3 and a half hours of 10-minute subs. This time I was galaxy hunting in Leo and set up on the region that contains M95, M96 and M105. Quite a few other galaxies can be seen in this image as well. Image taken last night and processed by Noel Carboni in Florida U.S.A. today – how’s that for a fast turn around?
The recent Jupiter and Mercury close encounter that I imaged over the New Forest made an appearance on Simon Parkin’s Weather slot on Meridian TV on the 14th March 2011. Video footage Copyright Meridian TV.