Astrophotography - Imaging the Whirlpool Galaxy (M51) with the Atik383L+ camera

Date2013/03/03
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectM51 (Whirlpool Galaxy)
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance4x, 400s, bin: 1x1
Red3x, 100s, bin: 2x2
Green3x, 100s, bin: 2x2
Blue3x, 100s, bin: 2x2
Darknone
Flatnone
Total exposure~42min.
Last updated: December 20, 2015 at 15:23 pm


Astrophotography - Bode's Galaxy & Cigar Galaxy (M81 & M82)

Date2013/01/02
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectM81 & M82 (Bode's Galaxy & Cigar Galaxy)
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8" GSO Newtonian
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance3x, 20s, 40s, 100s, 300s, 600s (bin: 1x1) (HDR image)
Red3x, 200s, bin: 2x2
Green3x, 200s, bin: 2x2
Blue3x, 200s, bin: 2x2
Dark3x
Flatnone
Total exposure~1h23min.
Last updated: December 20, 2015 at 15:21 pm


Astrophotography - Horsehead Nebula (B33)

Date2012/12/19
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectHorsehead Nebula (B33)
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance6x 400s, 2x 800s, bin: 1x1
Red4x 100s, 2x 200s, bin: 2x2
Green4x 100s, 2x 200s, bin: 2x2
Blue4x 100s, 2x 200s, bin: 2x2
Dark3x
Flat-
Total exposure~1h46min.


The image is also available in full resolution.

Last updated: June 4, 2019 at 11:09 am

Astrophotography - Orion Nebula (M42 & M43)

Date2012/11/30
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectOrion Nebula (M42 & M43)
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance4x 5s, 4x 10s, 4x 30s, 4x 60s, 4x 100s, 4x 300s, bin: 1x1
Red4x 3s, 4x 10s, 4x 30s, 4x 60s, 4x 100s, bin: 2x2
Green4x 3s, 4x 10s, 4x 30s, 4x 60s, 4x 100s, bin: 2x2
Blue4x 3s, 4x 10s, 4x 30s, 4x 60s, 4x 100s, bin: 2x2
Dark4x
Flat-
Total exposure~1h15min.


The image is also full in full resolution.

Last updated: June 4, 2019 at 11:11 am

Jupiter and some of his moons

Tonight I imaged Jupiter and some of his moons - a relatively bright spot in the sky - with my DMK31AU03.AS "The Image Source" camera. This was the first time I saw Jupiter through a telescope. Fantastic! First I could not believe that the other bright spots around are some of his moons! Unfortunately I too excited to note down the camera setting this time... 🙂

One of the images below has been taken without a barlow lens and one with a 2x Powermate TeleVue barlow lens. For stacking the images I used the Registax tool. Last updated: December 20, 2015 at 17:42 pm