Monday, November 24, 2014

My old friend M42 - The Orion Nebula

I always said that I would jump at the first chance I had to take a decent image of the Orion Nebula.
Here it is.

Canon EOS 300D at prime focus on Orion ST80.
Total of 24min. ISO 800.


Wednesday, November 19, 2014

M13 Reprocessed

On these long cloudy nights I have decided to use the time wisely and really get into the image processing side of things.
Below is a (GIMP) reprocessed image of M13 which I originally posted on September 24th. You can now see quite clearly the feature known as the "propeller" at the heart of the cluster.
In fact, if you look very closely it is also seen in the original image.

Clear skies (hopefully some time soon...)