Thursday, 23 February 2012

Eskimo Nebula (NGC 2392)

On 2012-02-17 at 00:30 UTC, the Eskimo Nebula - NGC 2392 -Caldwell 39 was captured with my C8 scope and a Canon EOS 550D in the visible range. The image is the result of an integration of 3x10s exposures.

Saturday, 18 February 2012

The Sun with Nikon D3100

The image shows the Sun in H-alpha through Leo's Solarmax 70 telescope, as seen on Friday 17th February. Miguel's Nikon D3100 camera was used for image capture. This is our first attempt to image the Sun with such camera. Antonio Talavera lent the Nikon adapter ring.

Date Shot: 17/02/2012 15:23:43.40
Image Quality: Jpeg Fine (8-bit)
Shutter Speed: 1/25s
ISO Sensitivity: ISO 100

Image was processed with PSP8. Different processing was performed for the limb and disk, and combined via disk masking.