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

M31, M32, M110 in LRGB+Ha

M31, M32, M110 in LRGB+Ha

2018-10-10 00:00-05:00
Clear, no wind, no moon, 97% humidity, 7 degrees C

M31
Exposures:
244x60s L
Rotation: 0 degrees

2018-10-11 20:00-05:00
Cloudy followed by high clouds, some wind, no moon, 75% humidity, 12 degrees C

M31
Exposures:
14x90s Ha
97x30s L
(19+29+32)x60s RGB
Rotation: 0 degrees

2018-10-13 20:00-05:00
Some high clouds, some wind, no moon, 85% humidity, 15 degrees C

M31
Exposures:
(80+70+72)x60s RGB
30x60s L
120x90s Ha
Rotation: 0 degrees

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

Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula – 2018

Sh2-101 Tulip Nebula – 2018

2018-10-03 20:30-01:00
Clear, some wind, no moon, 95% humidity, 3 degrees C

Sh2-101
Exposures:
60x60s L
(63+60+59)x60s RGB
Rotation:-45 degrees

2018-10-10 20:00-00:00
Clear, no wind, no moon, 97% humidity, 7 degrees C

Sh2-101
Exposures:
45x60s L
93x90s Ha
Rotation:-45 degrees

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

IC5146 – Cocoon Nebula – 2018

IC5146 – Cocoon Nebula – 2018

2018-09-15 22:30-04:00
Some low clouds, some wind, no moon, 95% humidity, 8 degrees C

2018-09-28 20:30-23:30
Some low clouds, little wind, rising moon, 75% humidity, 4 degrees C

IC5146
Exposures:
58x60s L
(32+51+29)x60s RGB
Rotation:45 degrees

IC5146
Exposures:
(29+30)x60s RB
40x90s Ha
Rotation:45 degrees

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

NGC7000/IC5070 – 2018

NGC7000/IC5070 – 2018

2018-09-03 22:00-01:00
Clear, no wind, rising moon, 85% humidity, 13 degrees C
IC5070
Exposures:
34x60s L
89x90s Ha
Rotation:0 degrees

2018-09-02 22:00-01:00
Clear, no wind, rising moon, 95% humidity, 12 degrees C
IC5070
Exposures:
(56+53+53)x60s (R+G+B)
Rotation:0 degrees

2017-08-23 22:00-02:00
Clear, some high clouds, no moon, 85% humidity, 8 degrees C
2017-08-22 22:00-00:30
Low clouds followed by high clouds, no moon, 85% humidity, 10 degrees C
2017-08-13 23:00-00:00
Clear followed by low clouds, rising moon, 90% humidity, 11 degrees C
2017-08-10 23:00-00:00
Clear followed by fog clouds, full moon, 95% humidity, 12 degrees C
NGC7000
Exposures:
(35+19+26)x90s Ha
(50+51+51)x60s (R+G+B)
30x60s L

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

NGC6888 – 2018

NGC6888 – 2018

2018-08-21 23:00-03:00
Clear, no wind, setting moon, 90% humidity, 10 degrees C
2018-08-20 23:00-02:30
Some high clouds, some wind, setting moon, 95% humidity, 10 degrees C
2016-09-05 21:30-00:30
Some high clouds, no moon, some wind, 80% humidity, 9 degrees C

NGC6888
Exposures:
93x90s Ha
(29+30+28)x60s RGB
Rotation:90 degrees

Exposures:
(49+55+50)x60s RGB
Rotation:90 degrees

Exposures:
240x30s L
Rotation:90 degrees

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

NGC6946 – 2018

NGC6946 – 2018

2018-04-12 23:00-04:00
Some high clouds, windy, no moon, 45% humidity, 4 degrees C
140x90s L

2018-04-13 23:00-04:00
Clear, some wind, no moon, 45% humidity, 8 degrees C
(60+57+60)x90s RGB

2018-04-20 23:00-03:00
Clear, no wind, setting moon, 75% humidity, 10 degrees C
78x90s Ha
84x90s L

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

M81 and M82 – 2018

M81 and M82 – 2018

2018-03-18 20:00-03:00
Few high clouds, little wind, no moon, ground snow, 50% humidity, -5 degrees C
51x60s L
76x90s L
(40+20+40)x90s RGB

2018-03-19 21:30-03:30
Cloudy followed by high clouds, no wind, no moon, ground snow, 90% humidity, -3 degrees C
M81+M82
Exposures:
(40+60+40)x90s RGB
61x90s L
Rotation:0 degrees
All exposures unusable

2018-03-20 20:00-00:00
Clear followed by clouds, no wind, setting moon, ground snow, 70% humidity, -4 degrees C
82x90s Ha (unusable?)
51x90s L

Rotation:0 degrees

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

M13 Hercules Globular Cluster – 2018

M13 Hercules Globular Cluster – 2018

2018-03-16 20:00-05:00
Some low clouds, some wind, no moon, ground snow, 75% humidity, -8 degrees C
Exposures:
(98+100+86)x60s RGB
Rotation:0 degrees

2018-03-17 20:00-04:00
Clear, little wind, no moon, ground snow, 60% humidity, -7 degrees C
Exposures:
84x10s L
84x30s L
205x60s L
Rotation:0 degrees

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

NGC2174

NGC2174

2018-02-05 18:30-22:00
High clouds, little wind, no moon, ground snow, 78% humidity, -11 degrees C
NGC2174
Exposures:
(31+5+30)x60s RGB
Rotation:0 degrees

2018-03-15 20:30-23:00
Low clouds followed by clear, some wind, no moon, ground snow, 65% humidity, -4 degrees C
NGC2174
Exposures:
29x60s L
(20+25+12)x60s RGB
Rotation:0 degrees

2018-03-16 20:00-05:00
Some low clouds, some wind, no moon, ground snow, 75% humidity, -8 degrees C
NGC2174
Exposures:
49x60s L
(17+36+26)x60s RGB
Rotation:0 degrees

2018-03-17 20:00-04:00
Clear, little wind, no moon, ground snow, 60% humidity, -7 degrees C
NGC2174
Exposures:
85x90s Ha
6x60s L
(12+14+12)x60s RGB
Rotation:0 degrees

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

Perseus Cluster – Abell 426

Perseus Cluster – Abell 426

2018-01-06 18:00-01:00
Clear, little wind, rising moon, 90% humidity, -6 degrees C

Exposures:
140x60s Lum
Rotation: 0 degrees

2018-01-09 18:00-01:00
Some high clouds, some wind, no moon, 62% humidity, 2 degrees C

Exposures:
(61+45+50)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

NGC 2264 – 2018

NGC 2264 – 2018

2018-01-06 18:00-01:00
Clear, little wind, rising moon, 90% humidity, -6 degrees C
Exposures:
52x60s Lum
80x90s Ha

2018-01-07 21:00-01:00
Clear, some wind, rising moon, 95% humidity, -1 degrees C
Exposures:
(50+50+15)x60s GBR

2018-01-09 18:00-01:00
Some high clouds, some wind, no moon, 62% humidity, 2 degrees C
(65+30+30)x60s RBG
30x60s L
40x90s Ha

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