M33 in a different light

 

 

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Rosette Nebula taken with a Hyperstar 3 and Canon 450D

 

 

Using an Hydrogen Alpha filter on the camera will bring out detail that the eye is not able to see visually. This picture is in the native color format of the camera.

Rosette taken with a Hyperstar 3 and Canon 450D

 

 

Using an Hydrogen Alpha filter will bring out detail that the eye is not able to see visually. This detail can be applied to an LRGB image to produce more detail in color pictures.

M33 taken with a Hyperstar 3 and Canon 450D

J D Maddy has teamed up with Gerald Madero to start taking and processing gigabytes of data. The short exposure times of the Hyperstar allows for more picture taking and less time in the observatory taking pictures. Of course, Jerry's time on the computer processing all the data is increasing!

 

This is one single exposure of 30 seconds taken with the Hyperstar at ISO 1600 of M33. Click on the picture for a larger view.

 

After stacking 30 exposures with Deep Sky Stacker and processing with Photo Shop, the results are obvious. This is 15 minutes worth of exposures that without the Hyperstar would have take hours to do.

 

After stacking 60 exposures with Deep Sky Stacker and processing with GIMP, the results show more detail than the stack of 30 above. This is 30 minutes worth of exposures that without the Hyperstar would have take hours to do. Click on the picture for a larger view.

  The Veil Nebula in Cygnus has two parts. This is NGC6992 or the Eastern Veil. It is nearly 1 degree in size or twice the apparent size of the Moon.
  This shot of the Veil Nebula in Cygnus was taken with O3, IDAS LPS2 and IR Cutoff filters. It is a stack of several with each filter using Deep Sky Stacker.
  Gerald Madero took this picture of M82 through his 10" Meade with his Canon 400D. Details of the picture are still classified and will soon be released!
  Another Cygnus wonder, this planetary nebula is known as the Dumbbell Nebula, or M27. This is one exposure through the Hyperstar 3 and processed by Jerry in Photoshop.
  Yet another planetary nebula caught with the Hyperstar 3. This is NGC7293, also known and the Helix Nebula. One of the largest nebula, but, very faint to observe. This is a stack of 20 images using Deep Sky Stacker and processed using Photoshop.
 

Galaxy mania continues with this shot of colliding galaxies called M51 and NGC1595. This is a stack of several images from the Hyperstar 3 and GPS 11. Processed by Jerry Madero.

  M31, the Andromeda Galaxy is one of our nearest neighboring galaxies. It lies about 2.5 Million light years away. Also in the picture are M110 (bottom) and M32 (left of center), more satellite galaxies.
  The Double Cluster, NGC 869 and NGC 884 are naked eye clusters in Perseus. This cluster is best seen in binoculars as it covers quite an area of the sky. Only the lowest powers are used with telescopes to view this object and it is still tough to see the whole extent of the clusters.
  The Rosette Nebula, NGC 2237-39, 2246 and Open Cluster NGC 2244 cover an area 5 times larger than the Moon. The nebula parts are very faint and sometimes missed when viewing the open cluster.
  This panel of three pictures of the Rosette Nebula show how it can look differently when taking photos of it during various sessions.
  These pictures were taken with the Celestron GPS 11 and Hyperstar 3 with a Canon 450D (XSI). Mostly the exposures were 35 seconds and a minimum of 20 exposures were stacked using Deep Sky Stacker.

 

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