Astrophotography – Imaging the galaxies Messier 65 & Messier 66

Tonight I imaged three galaxies at a time! The spiral galaxy M65, the “Hamburger Galaxy” NGC3628 and another spiral galaxy M66. All those objects are located in the constellation Leo. The picture is also available in full resolution here. For stacking I used DeepSkyStacker 3.3.2 with Kappa-Sigma Clipping.

Date2013/04/01
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectSpiral Galaxy M65 & 66 and Hamburger Galaxy NGC3628
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminance6x 300s, bin: 1x1
Red5x 100s, bin: 2x2
Green5x 100s, bin: 2x2
Blue5x, 100s, bin: 2x2
Dark5x
Flat-
Total exposure~55min.


Last updated: June 4, 2019 at 11:04 am

Astrophotography – A little summer in the sky – Imaging the Sunflower Galaxy (M63)

Date2013/03/04
LocationBöblingen / Germany
ObjectSunflower Galaxy (M63)
CameraAtik383L+
Guidingyes, DMK31AU03.AS via OAG
Telescope8
Barlow lensnone
MountEQ6 Syntrek
Cooling-15°C
Luminanceunknown, bin: 1x1
Redunknown, bin: 2x2
Greenunknown, bin: 2x2
Blueunknown, bin: 2x2
Darkunknown
Flat-
Total exposureunknown


The image is also available in full resolution.

Last updated: June 4, 2019 at 11:06 am

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