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Its that time once again! :)

Please use this thread to showcase your best images captured during 2021. 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:



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These were all taken with a ZWO ASI294MC Pro, Evostar 100ED DS Pro or 80ED DS Pro on an EQ5 mount at the start of the year and later upgraded to HEQ5.

IC1396 - Elephant Trunk Nebula


M42 - Orion Nebula


IC342 - Hidden Galaxy


NGC6960 - Veil Nebula


M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy


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2021 was my first year of imaging. Still a lot to learn & hoping for a significantly improved set of images in 2022! Anyway, here are my favourite 5 in chronological order, all with 200PDS & EOS800D. M42, NGC4435 / 4438 (Markarian's chain), M16, NGC6960, M33):











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A bit of a thin year with a lot of half-completed or barely started projects. Nevertheless, here are five (The only ones actually completed) from my hard drive. All captured with the ODK 12, G3 16200 and Chroma filters.

First up, Pickering's Triangle in HOO


Next, M13, the Great Globular in Hercules, in LRGB. This is just about naked eye for me here.


And the rest are galaxies in LRGB

Firstly NGC 3718


Next, the Deer Lick group and Stephan's Quintet


Lastly M106. In this case I made a Super Luminance from the L and RGB for the brutal processing before layering onto the RGB. Had to chuck out a lot of subs that had a light leak in them.



NGC 3719 and M106 are WIP as I hope to add more, better, data this year.

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Here are my five:

The Dark Shark, RASA8/QHY268c


The Spaghetti Nebula, RASA8/QHY268c,4 panel mosaic


The Needle Galaxy, Esprit 150/ASI 178 dual rig


Arp 84, the Heron, Esprit 150/ASI 178


NGC 3938, Esprit 150/ASI 178


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Managed to gather data for around 50 images in 2021 with my dual RASA8 rig (with ASI2600MC). All to be seen here https://www.astrobin.com/users/gorann/. So here are 10% of them with focus on never or rarely imaged objects.

Cheers & CS, Göran


Supernova remnant CTA 1 (SNR G119.5+10.2) and NGC 40 (IDAS NBZ Ha+Oiii filter)



IC348, NGC1333 and the "Strawberry Nebula"






"Predator-Prey Nebula" - unnamed IFN near the Fish Hook nebula. 5 panel mosaic



MBM 163 - 165 and LBN 569 in Cepheus



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Just a feeble two for me this year, the pandemic has still been eating into my scope time.  Hoping for much better this year...



heart of the Heart Nebula in SHO



Lobster nebula in SHO - needs more data, but I can literally only get 4 frames per night !

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