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Deep sky imaging showcase 2020


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Its that time again! :)

Please use this thread to showcase your best images captured during 2020 (we've all spent a lot of time at home during 2020, so I'm expecting some good stuff). Just one post per member but you can include up to 5 images if you want.

The thread is for all imagers, both novices and advanced.

Please keep details to a minimum - scope and camera possibly along with a few comments if required.

The thread needs to be packed with images so please don't respond to the postings. The previous years showcase thread(s) can be found here:

https://stargazerslounge.com/forum/203-imaging-showcase-threads/

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I only started back into the hobby in July 2020 so here are some of my 2020 images with an EQ5 Pro, SW Evostar 100ED Pro and Canon EOS1300D:

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Had to have M31. :D

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NGC6992 - Eastern Vail

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NGC7023 - Iris Nebula

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IC5070 - Pelican Nebula

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Finally, NGC7000 - North American Nebula, well part of it anyway. ;)

 

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All taken with either SW200P or 190MN and Canon 700d

Eastern Veil (as a bicolour with RGB stars)

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Hidden Galaxy IC342

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NGC6946

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M63

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Crystal Ball nebula NGC1514

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OK, five from me. All with TS Photoline 130mm set up, with ASI1600 and either Baader LRGB or Astrodon 3nm NB roughly in chronological order

M33

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Leo Triplet

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M13

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Tulip Nebula

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Fleming's Triangle

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I do have another 5, but thought these to be representative

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My five from 2020, all with an Esprit 100/Atik 460...

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LDN 1622

 

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Comet NEOWISE

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Sh2-115, the Troll Nebula

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IC59, 63: Chinese Dragon Nebula (Ghosts of Gamma Cassiopeiae)

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Here are some images made with a 150mm F2.8 Hyper Newt and an ASI-533MCP

B33

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IC5070 Pelican Nebula

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M78

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NGC2264 

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B150

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Couple from earlier in the year, before I got my Paracorr, of M51 and NGC 7023 on the 200PDS:

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And one from later in the year - ever since I got the Paracorr I've had clouds and dewy nights alternatively, so not much time imaging!

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IC1396, NA neb and pelican, and Simeis 147 taken with a ZWO 1600 and a 200mm lens.  Comet Neowise Canon 6D 200mm, Soul ZWO 294 with Tak FSQ 106 and 0.73 reducer

 

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Here are my 5 :)

All with Celestron AVX, SkyWatcher Equinox PRO 80 APO, ASI 1600mm-c, ZWO EFW with, ZWO LRGB and Baader SII, Ha, OIII

From my remote obsy: Observatory17b @ Bortle5 skies

April - September Crescent nebula ngc6888 Ha(synth)OIII

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October - November Elephant's trunk nebula ic1396 (HA)SHO

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November Andromeda galaxy m31 L(R+Ha)GB

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November Pelican nebula ic5070 (HA)SHO Starless

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December (reprocess) Elephant's trunk nebula ic1396 (Ha)HOO

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I just (today) recieved the correct adapter ring for my new Hotech SCA T-adapter. This will hopefully remove the tilt seen, starting fresh in 2021 with better stars!

Hope you like and Clear skies!

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Here are my 5. 

WOZS71/Atik460EX/EFW/ Bortle 6

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Samyang 135mm/Atik460EX/EFW / Bortle 8

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Samyang135mm / Atik460EX/EFW / Bortle 8

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Samyang 135mm/Atik460EX/EFW combined with data from 2019 with a WOZS71  Bortle 4

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4 pane Mosaic, using Samyang lens 135mm/Atik460EX / EFW Bortle 8

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New to 'proper' AP in 2020; two samples from Bortle 8 lock-down with Esprit 80, ASI1600MM, Baader 3.5nm H-alpha mono. Both easily-recognisable targets!

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For a while I thought I wasn't going to get any at all this year, because my kit is in Spain, but I did manage two weeks in the summer.  

 

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2020 has been the year my DSO imaging took a very different turn with the arrival of a second-hand Meade SN-6 6" F/5 Schmidt-Newton (with upgraded focuser for just EUR 165). It has opened up a whole new range of targets. I used it exclusively with the (uncooled) ASI183MC I normally use for planetary imaging, and it got me way better images than before.

5 hours of data (not enough) on the Leo Triplet

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13 hours on M27 (getting there), using an Optolong L-eNhance filter

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8 hours and more on M106 (needs a lot more)

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4 hours of M101

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and of course my first supernova image (SN2020fqv)

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Sorry to be a bit slow in attending. 2020 has been interesting to me as I started with a new rig with a RASA 8 and ASI2600MC. I even built a separate obsy for them. Although I have done a bit of imaging with my Esprits and Meade 14" in the other obsies, I dedicate this entry to my RASA images, so wide field things. All from my backyard of my small farm in a rather dark place in Sweden (Bortle 2-3).

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Here are my five from 2020, also late to the party:

NGC 2903 with the dual Esprit 150/ASI 178 set up

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M81 with the same rig

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M31 with my new widefield rig RASA8/QHY268C 

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Surprise, a nebula image again using the widefield setup

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And my never ending 12 panel M31 project, to be continued...

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A pretty barren year for me with just 5 images to show for it.

Cygnus SHO Mosaic - 27 hrs, Atik 383l+, Tamron Adaptall II 135mm F2.8 shot at F4.5, Zuiko 50mm F1.8 shot at F4. 

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Double Cluster. ED80, Atik 383l+ Lum (60 mins), Nikon D5300 Colour (60 mins):

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Pelican Nebula. 100 mins each of SHO, ED80, Qhy9m (thanks Adam!):

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M106. ED80, just under 7 hrs with a Qhy163c: 

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Comet Neowise. About 40 mins with a Nikon D5300 and a very dewy ED80!

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