Archive for September, 2007

First Publicly Posted Image

Sunday, September 23rd, 2007

I’ve posted my first image to a website (Cloudy Nights) where more than a couple of people will see it. IC1396/Vdb142 in Ha For a really excellent picture of this section of IC1396, follow this link to the one on the Panther Observatory site.

Veil and Trunk

Wednesday, September 12th, 2007

Another attempt at the western portion of the Veil Nebula (NGC6960) using narrow band filters. The orientation of the camera is better than it was for the previous Veil images, so more of the nebula is visible. Some tracking problems remain, mostly in the Ha channel. The usual equipment and about 2 hours worth of […]

Laptop Rounds

Sunday, September 9th, 2007

One would think that a laptop screen would be the ideal light source for taking flats. One would be wrong. The flats taken using a laptop screen fall off horribly in the corners, making a so-so image look really awful. It turns out the flats produced using the laptop screen as a light source are […]