Nebula

Orion Nebula (M42) 2016-12-30

Orion Nebula (M42) 2016-12-30

The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion's Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae, and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky. M42 is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light years across. It has a mass of about 2000 times the mass of the Sun.

Cygnus Loop 2016-09-08

Cygnus Loop 2016-09-08

Cygnus Loop 2016-09-08
Canon EOS 1000Da
50mm lens @ f/4
15*2min
SkyWatcher StarAdventurer mount

Imageprocessing: PixInsight, Photoshop

NGC 7000 (North America Nebula) 2016-05-06

NGC 7000 (North America Nebula) 2016-05-06

NGC7000 (North America Nebula) is an emmission nebula glowing in hydrogen light. It is located in the constellation of Cygnus. It is roughly 1600 lighyears away.

Rig:70mm TS ED refractor, Canon EOS 1000Da

Western Veil Nebula (Cirrus Nebula) 2016-05-06

Western Veil Nebula (Cirrus Nebula) 2016-05-06

7x300s exposures (autoguided) of the Western Veil Nebula.

It is a supernova remnant 1500 lightyears away in the constellation of Cygnus. Blue light is emitted by ionized oxygen and red light by ionized hydrogen.

 

Rig:

70mm f/6 TS ED refractor

Canon EOS 1000Da (IR filter removed)

Dumbbell nebula (M27) 2012-09-08

Dumbbell nebula (M27) 2012-09-08

The Dumbbell Nebula (also known as Apple Core Nebula, Messier 27, M 27, or NGC 6853) is a planetary nebula (PN) in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1,360 light years. This object was the first planetary nebula to be discovered; by Charles Messier in 1764. At its brightness of visual magnitude 7.5 and its diameter of about 8 arcminutes, it is easily visible in binoculars, and a popular observing target in amateur telescopes.

Image data:

Summer milkyway in Cygnus with dust clouds and emission nebulae

Summer milkyway in Cygnus with dust clouds and emission nebulae

Canon EOS 1000D, 50mm lens at f/4, 50x60s, ISO800, darkframes

M57 2009-08-01

M57 2009-08-01
Object
M57
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
2032mm
Filters
IR block filter
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
15x10s
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Registax 5.0.2.8
Atmospheric conditions
Seeing: 5 of 10 (Pickering), Transparency: medium (humid), Darkness: illuminated by city lights
Location
Aschaffenburg, Germany

M57 2009-08-01

M57 2009-08-01
Object
M57
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
2032mm
Filters
IR block filter
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
8x30s
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Registax 5.0.2.8
Atmospheric conditions
Seeing: 5 of 10 (Pickering), Transparency: medium (humid), Darkness: illuminated by city lights
Location
Aschaffenburg, Germany

Crop of my M42 image: Theta 1 Orionis

Crop of my M42 image: Theta 1 Orionis

This is a crop of the image I have taken of M42. It shows the trapezium (Theta 1 Orionis).
My first shot of M42 (Orion Nebula): M42 (Orion Nebula)My first shot of M42 (Orion Nebula): M42 (Orion Nebula)
So the image is indeed much better than I have thought. The trapezium stars are easily resolved.

My first shot of M42 (Orion Nebula)

My first shot of M42 (Orion Nebula)
Object
M42 (Orion Nebula)
Telescope
Celestron NexStar SE 8
Focal length
1016mm (0.5 focal reducer)
Filters
IR block
Camera
Philips SPC900NC SC1 (long exposure mod)
Exposure
16x15s (only 2 pictures usable due to clouds). No dark frame taken (I simply forgot to take one :-( ).
Capturing Software
K3CCDTools3 3.5.10.1082
Stacking Software
Giotto 2.12
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