Category Archives: Astrophotos

Coma Cluster – 2019

Coma Cluster – 2019

2019-04-22 22:30-03:30
Clear, rising moon, some wind, 50% humidity, 10 degrees C
Exposures:
(63+65+45)x60s RGB
Rotation:90 degrees

2019-04-23 22:30-03:30
Clear, rising moon, windy, 25% humidity, 12 degrees C
Exposures:
180x60s L
Rotation:90 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

NGC4565

NGC4565

2019-04-04 21:30-04:30
High clouds, no moon, no wind, 55% humidity, 8 degrees C
Exposures:
43x60s L
(49+50+52)x60s RGB
Rotation:90 degrees

2019-04-07 21:30-01:30
Clear followed by low clouds, no moon, no wind, 70% humidity, 1 degrees C
Exposures:
181x60s L
Rotation:90 degrees

2019-04-08 21:30-04:30
Very clear, setting moon, no wind, 50% humidity, 0 degrees
Exposures:
173x60s L
(58+58+58)x60s RGB
Rotation:90 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

NGC5053, M53

NGC5053, M53

2019-04-11 22:30-04:00
Very clear, half moon, some wind, 60% humidity, -3 degrees C
Exposures:
269x60s L
Rotation:90 degrees

2019-04-12 22:30-04:00
Very clear, half moon, no wind, 55% humidity, -1 degrees C
Exposures:
(80+81+79)x60s RGB
Rotation:90 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

M96, M95

M96, M95

2019-03-29 20:30-22:00
Clear followed by low clouds, no moon, windy, 85% humidity, 5 degrees C

Exposures:
(20+19+20)x60s RGB
Rotation:90 degrees

2019-03-31 21:30-04:30
Clear, no moon, no wind, 55% humidity, 0 degrees C

Exposures:
(40+40+39)x60s RGB
170x60s L
Rotation:90 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

M63 – Sunflower Galaxy

M63 – Sunflower Galaxy

2019-03-11 19:30-05:00
Clear, setting moon, windy, 75% humidity, -3 degrees C

M63
Exposures:
(60+60+60)x60s RGB
246x60s L
Rotation:180 degrees

2019-03-25 20:30-01:00
Clear, no moon, some wind, 90% humidity, -2 degrees C
M63
Exposures:
180x60s L

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy

M51 – Whirlpool Galaxy

2019-03-08 19:30-22:00
Some low clouds, no moon, some wind, 95% humidity, 0 degrees C

Exposures:
(50+40+40)x60s RGB
Rotation:180 degrees

2019-03-10 19:30-03:00
Clear, setting moon, some wind, 85% humidity, -3 degrees C

Exposures:
(50+60+59)x60s RGB
212x60s L
Rotation:180 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

M106 – 2019

M106 – 2019

2019-03-01 19:30-03:00
Very clear, no moon, no wind, 85% humidity, -3 degrees C

M106
Exposures:
(60+60+60)x60s RGB
120x60s L
52x90s Ha
Rotation:180 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

NGC1333

NGC1333

2019-01-02 18:00-01:00
Several low clouds, no moon, some wind, 65% humidity, -1 degrees C

2019-01-09 18:00-22:00
Several high clouds, setting moon, some wind, 95% humidity, -3 degrees C

NGC1333
Exposures:
140x60s L
(81+70+63)x60s RGB
Rotation:180 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

M97, M108 – 2019

M97, M108 – 2019

2019-02-27 19:30-00:00
Clear followed by fog, no moon, no wind, 85% humidity, 4 degrees C

M97+M108
Exposures:
(55+55+55)x60s RGB
34x60s L
Rotation:180 degrees

2019-02-28 19:00-00:00
Clear followed by fog, no moon, no wind, 70% humidity, -2 degrees C

M97+M108
Exposures:
59x90s Ha
80x60s L
Rotation:180 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

M1 – Crab Nebula in LRGBHa

M1 – Crab Nebula in LRGBHa

2019-01-29 18:30-21:30
Clear followed by fog, no moon, some wind, 80% humidity, -10 degrees C
Exposures:
43x60s L
(24+22+22)x60s RGB

2019-02-11 18:30-04:00
Intermittent low clouds, half moon, some wind, 80% humidity, -1 degrees C
Exposures:
58x90s Ha
(35+25+25)x60s RGB
60x60s L

Rotation:180 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

NGC2903

NGC2903

2019-02-11 18:30-04:00
Intermittent low clouds, half moon, some wind, 80% humidity, -1 degrees C

NGC2903
Exposures:
(74+53+67)x60s RGB
Rotation:180 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

M35 / NGC2158 – 2019

M35 / NGC2158 – 2019

2019-01-14 20:00-01:00
Clear, half moon, some hard wind, 65% humidity, -1 degrees C

M35
Exposures:
57x60s L
(30+29+29)x60s RGB
Rotation:180 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

M37 – 2019

M37 – 2019

2019-01-14 20:00-01:00
Clear, half moon, some hard wind, 65% humidity, -1 degrees C

M37
Exposures:
32x60s L
(20+20+22)x60s RGB
Rotation:180 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

First light TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC: M33 – 2018

First light TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC: M33 – 2018

2018-12-27 18:00-22:00
Clear, no moon, some wind, 99% humidity, 3 degrees C

M33
Exposures:
43x60s L
(30+30+30)x60s RGB
30x90s Ha
Rotation:180 degrees

First light with new equipment: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector, ZWO OAG, EQMOD and SESTO SENSO robotic focusing motor. Was only going to finetune and test the equipment but the clear weather persisted and I couldn’t resist capturing when looking at the subs. Unfortunately guiding wasn’t perfect due to hard wind (having problems guiding in DEC for some reason).

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian with GPU Superflat 2″ Coma Corrector
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M OAG auto guider
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

Below is an overview of my new setup:

TS-Optics 8″ f/4 UNC Newtonian setup

M45 Pleiades – 2018

M45 Pleiades – 2018

2018-12-04 20:00-03:00
Clear, no moon, no wind, 90% humidity, -1 degrees C

M45
Exposures:
160x60s L
(65+54+75)x60s RGB
Rotation:0 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: Sky-Watcher Esprit 80ED + Sky-Watcher field flattener
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

(101) Helena

Asteroid (101) Helena

(101) Helena is a 11th magnitude Asteroid currently in the constellation Perseus. It s a small asteroid, roughly 66 kilometers across and has an average distance of 2.6 AU. (101) Helena is a main belt asteroid orbiting the Sun between Mars and Jupiter every 4.2 years.

2018-11-27 17:30-22:00
Clear, rising moon, no wind, 85% humidity, -7 degrees C

Exposures:
205x60s using various filters

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: Sky-Watcher Esprit 80ED + Sky-Watcher field flattener
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

NGC1499 in LRGB+Ha – 2018

NGC1499 in LRGB+Ha – 2018

2018-11-27 17:30-22:00
Clear, rising moon, no wind, 85% humidity, -7 degrees C
60x60s L
(50+45+50)x60s RGB
Rotation:90 degrees

2016-10-29 19:00-03:00
Very clear, some wind, 75% humidity, 5 degrees C
90x90s Ha

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: Sky-Watcher Esprit 80ED + Sky-Watcher field flattener
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

NGC475 – Owl Cluster

NGC457 – Owl Cluster

2018-11-16 18:00-23:30
Clear, half moon, some wind, 99% humidity, 4 degrees C

NGC475
Exposures:
120x60s L
(49+55+55)x60s RGB
Rotation:0 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: Sky-Watcher Esprit 80ED + Sky-Watcher field flattener
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

M15 – 2018

M15 – 2018

2018-10-28 18:30-23:30
Clear, some wind, rising moon, 90% humidity, -1 degrees C

M15
Exposures:
72x10s L
88x30s L
(87+84+87)x30s RGB
Rotation:0 degrees

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: Sky-Watcher Esprit 80ED + Sky-Watcher field flattener
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden

Sh2-155 Cave Nebula – 2018

Sh2-155 Cave Nebula – 2018

2016-10-28 20:00-02:00
Clear, hard wind, intermittent high clouds, 80% humidity, 7 degrees C
Exposures:
Ha:86x90s RGB:(50+44+58)x30s L:60x30s

2018-10-14 20:00-05:00
Clear, some wind, no moon, 80% humidity, 12 degrees C
Exposures:
L: 114x60s RGB:(90+84+90)x60s

2018-10-18 20:00-05:00
Clear, no wind, half moon, 90% humidity, 3 degrees C
Exposures:
Ha: 94x90s RGB:(81+77+82)x60s

Camera: ASI1600MM-COOL+ZWO EFWmini, Baader R,G,B,7nm Ha, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 200, offset 50, -20C
Lens: Sky-Watcher Esprit 80ED + Sky-Watcher field flattener
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
QHY 5L-II-M auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PixInsight, Photoshop
Location: Borås, Sweden