I just wanted to check that all of the panes lined up and thankfully they do! Now I can get some serious data collected to get this one started.
Last night I was able to make a start on my OIII for M16 as well as there was one hour with no moon... That will increase by one hour a day now and of course the moon will be getting smaller too. Lets hope I get a nice run of clear moonless nights for a load of OIII on all my targets.
Good to see that it will all join up - I'll get the final pane data just to check and then I can really go to town on the data for this.
Another start up !!!!
This is pane 1 and 2 of the 4 pane mosaic that I am doing on the Cygnus wall in NGC7000. I have wanted to do this since last year and with the ODK it should come out as I want.
This is only 1.5 hrs in both panes at the moment.
Asteroid (276) Adelheid in video
This was a planned asteroid catch! (276) Adelheid in it's short 2.5 hour glory! You can read more about my asteroid adventures here
M16 - The Pillars of Creation
This has got to be THE most iconic image ever taken by Hubble..... so no pressure then! This is a combination of 28x1800s (14 hours) in mono which I think stands up on it's own as a mono image. I will be capturing more data to create a colour image in due course.
You can see more about this image here
NGC4565 The Needle galaxy
Finally finished the Needle galaxy in LRGB. This was a nightmare to process and I'm looking forward to the narrowband stuff of the summer now.
M: Mesu 200
C: QSI683 with Baader LRGB filters
24x600s for Red, green and blue filters
Total exposure 37 hours 30 minutes.
You can see more detail on my page here
Another project started, but with good reason. This target stays pretty low and so I need to make a start on it while I can. It reaches 37 degrees at my location at best.
I have never been so excited about an image. This is an iconic target and I hope to do it justice. Only 6 exposures in the bag so far and only able to get a few hours a night on it...... watch this space!
I'm hooked!! A happy accidental image the other night while I was getting data for the Needle galaxy lead to an image of a 'white dot' that turned out to be the asteroid (582) Olympia
If you click here you can see how I identified (582) Olympia. I am going to keep a log of those that I image! Finally I have something to do while the moon is out .
Creating a mosaic using SGPro
Here is a step by step guide on how to create seamless mosaics using the brilliant SGPro software. From start to finish using the Framing and Mosaic Wizard which is an add on to the main software....... it is worth every penny in my experience.
I hope that you find this useful.
If you have any questions or comments then please post them below and I'll answer them.
Sara Wager is an astrophotographer with published articles and images to her name