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These following images where taken with My Meade DSI II Colour CCD on my new 254mm f/3.9 Orion Astrograph Mounted on a NEQ6 Pro Skywatch mount and guided by the use of a Orion Starshoot Autoguider on a Saxon 80mm f/5 Refractor which is piggybacked on my 150mm

 

Custom Water Cooled Meade DSI II Colour CCD Camera

                

Ice Cooled Meade DSI II Colour on Moonlight Focuser

 

Saxon f/5 Refractor with Orion Starshoot Autoguider

 


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NGC 6618 - The Duck/Swan/Omega Nebula - M17

(Emission Nebula in Sagittarius)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Guided Mount

16 x 2min Lum Fits

32 x 2min RGB Fits

Taken at Queensland's 20i3 Astrofest at Camp Duckadang (near Linwood Qld) on August the 9th

Distance approx 6,000 Light Years

 


 

NGC 6853 - M27

(Dumbbell/Apple/Diabolo Nebula)

(Planetary Nebula in Vulpecular)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

20 x 3min  Lum Fits

30 x 3min RGB Fits

Taken at Queensland's 20i3 Astrofest at Camp Duckadang (near Linwood Qld) in August on the nights of 8th & 9th

Distance approx 1,360 Light Years

 


 

Beta Phoenicis

(Type - G8IIIvar)

(Double Star in Phoenix - Double not magnified to show companion)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

51 x 30sec  Lum Fits

10 x 30sec RGB Fits

Taken on the 31 /08/2013 at home at Redcliffe

Distance approx 93 Light Years


 

NGC 6300

(Barred Spiral Galaxy in Ara)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

9 x 10min  Lum Fits

17 x 10min RGB Fits

Taken at Queensland's 20i3 Astrofest at Camp Duckadang (near Linwood Qld) in August on the nights of 2nd, 3th & 4th

Distance approx 50,000,000 Light Years


NGC6822 - Barnard's Galaxy

(Barred Elliptical Galaxie in Sagittarius)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

16 x 10min Lum Fits

21 x 10min RGB Fits

Taken at Queensland's 20i3 Astrofest at Camp Duckadang (near Linwood Qld) in August on the nights of 8th, 9th

Distance approx 1,630,000 Light Years


NGC 6872

(Barred Spiral Galaxy in Pavo)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

26 x 10min Lum Fits

Lum Shots Taken on the 15 -18/06/2013 at home, at Redcliffe

20 x 10min RGB Fits

RGB Shots Taken at Queensland's 20i3 Astrofest at Camp Duckadang (near Linwood Qld) in August on the nights of 3rd & 4th

Distance approx 220,000,000 Light Years


 

 

NGC7606

(Spiral Galaxy in Aquarius)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

18 x 10min Lum Fits

7 x 10min RGB Fits

Taken at Queensland's 20i3 Astrofest at Camp Duckadang (near Linwood Qld) in August over the nights of 4th - 8th

Distance approx 104,000,000 Light Years


 

NGC7562 / NGC7590 / NGC7599

(Spiral Galaxies in Grus - Three of the Grus Quartet)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

36 x 10min Lum/Monochrome Fits

9 x 10min RGB Filters Fits

Taken 09/2013 at home at Redcliffe

Distance approx 75,000,000 Light Years

 

 


 

Pavo Group

NGC6872 / NGC6876 / NGC6877 /NGC6880 / IC4972 / IC4981 / IC4970 / PGC64439

(Pavo Group Of Galaxies)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

12 x 10min Lum/Monochrome Fits

10 x 10min RGB Filters Fits

Taken 09/2013 at home at Redcliffe

Distance approx 220,000,000 Light Years

 

 


 

NGC7410

(Spiral Galaxy in Grus)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

9 x 10min Lum Fits

4 x 10min RGB Filters Fits

Taken 09/2013 at home at Redcliffe

Distance approx 78,000,000 Light Years


 

NGC628 - M74

(Spiral Galaxy in Pieces)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

11 x 10min Lum Fits

8 x 10min RGB Filters Fits

Taken 09/2013 at home at Redcliffe

Distance approx 30,000,000 Light Years

(Note-The star marked in this shot is the Supernova that appeared this year in this Galaxy - Nice and bright :) )

 


(Double Star in Orion)

(Separation 52.6 arc Seconds)

(Magnitudes - 2.2 & 6.7)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/7.8 (Celestron x2 Barlows) Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

15 x 5sec Lum Fits

15 x 5sec RGB Fits

Taken 29/09/2013 at home at Redcliffe

Distance approx 690 Light Years


NGC 7793

(Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

19 x 10min Lum Fits

7 x 10min RGB Filters Fits

Taken 09/2013 - 10/2013 at home at Redcliffe

Distance approx 12,700,000 Light Years


 

NGC 1232

(Spiral Galaxy in Eridanus )

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

21 x 10min Lum Fits

7 x 10min RGB Filters Fits

Taken 08/09/2013 - 28/2013 at home at Redcliffe

Distance approx 65,000,000 Light Years


NGC 488

(Spiral Galaxy in Pisces)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

20 x 10min Lum Fits

8 x 10min RGB Filters Fits

Taken 12/09/2013 - 30/11/2013 at home at Redcliffe

Distance approx 104,320,000 Light Years


Barnard 33

(Dark Nebula In Orion - The Horse Head Nebula)

Meade DSI II Colour - 254mm f/3.9 Orion Newtonian Astrograph

Skywatch SynScan NEQ6 Pro GoTo Starshoot Auto Guided Mount

16 x 10min Lum Fits

10 x 10min each of Red, Green, Blue Filters - Fits

Taken 03/10/2013 - 02/12/2013 at home at Redcliffe

Distance approx 1,600 Light Years

 


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