Astrophotography

June 1, 2020
Dragon Endeavour Docked at the ISS
Orion XT8i, Canon SL2, 2x Barlow, 1080p, 60FPS

May 23, 2020
Mercury
Orion XT8i, Canon SL2, 3x Barlow
Processed in PIPP, Autostakkert!3, RegiStax6, PixInsight5-23-20

May 7, 2020
Venus
Orion XT8i, Canon SL2, 3x Barlow
Processed in PIPP, Autostakkert!3, RegiStax6, PixInsight

April 20, 2020
The Virgo Cluster
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/2.8, EF 50mm Lens, ISO 200
76 Separate 1 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and 17 Minutes
69 Dark Frames, 65 Flat Frames, 65 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.3 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8
The Virgo Cluster Post

April 10, 2020
Comet Atlas (C/2019 Y4
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/2.8, EF 50mm Lens, ISO 200
76 Separate 1 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and 17 Minutes
44 Dark Frames, 61 Flat Frames, 60 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.3 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8
Comet Atlas PostMarch 29, 2020
The Constellation Orion
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/2.8, EF 50mm Lens, ISO 200
42 Separate 90 Second Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour
36 Dark Frames, 56 Flat Frames, 51 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.2 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8
Constellation Orion Post
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February 21, 2020
The Pleiades Star Cluster
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/2.8 , EF 50mm Lens, ISO 200
119 Separate 45 Second Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and 31 Minutes
100 Dark Frames, 53 Flat Frames, 56 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.2 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8
Pleiades Star Cluster

February 14, 2020
The Double Cluster, Heart and Soul Nebulae and Comet C/2017 T2 (PANSTARRS)
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/2.8 , EF 50mm Lens, ISO 200, 2x Drizzle
76 Separate 1 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and 17 Minutes
75 Dark Frames, 55 Flat Frames, 62 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.2 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8
The Double ClusterThe Double Cluster Cropped

January 21, 2020
The Andromeda Galaxy
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/2.8 , EF 50mm Lens, ISO 200, 2x Drizzle
71 Separate 1 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and 12 Minutes
61 Dark Frames, 52 Flat Frames, 61 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.2 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8
Andromeda

December 31, 2019
The Rosette Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/2.8, EF 50mm Lens, ISO 200, 22 Separate 90 Second Light Frames Stacked to 33 Minutes, 11 Dark Frames, 28 Flat Frames, 30 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.2 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8
Rosette Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster

December 30, 2019
Barnard 33, The Horsehead Nebula
NGC 2024, The Flame Nebula
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/6.3, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 800
33 Separate 2 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and Six Minutes
30 Dark Frames, 56 Flat Frames, 60 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.2 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8
Flame and Horsehead NebulaFlame and Horsehead Nebula

December 28, 2019
Cassiopeia captured from Smith Mountain Lake
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/5, EF-S 55mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 400
2 Separate 2.5 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 5 Minutes,
22 Dark Frames, 54 Flat Frames, 52 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.2 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8
Cassieopia Post

December 19, 2019
M42, The Orion Nebula
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/6.3, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 400
25 Separate 2 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 50 Minutes,
27 Dark Frames, 44 Flat Frames, 57 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.2 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8
The Orion Nebula

November 24, 2019
M45, The Pleiades Star Cluster
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/6.3, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 400
40 Separate 2 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and 20 Minutes,
30 Dark Frames, 59 Flat Frames, 55 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.2 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8.8

August 30/31, 2019
M31, The Andromeda Galaxy
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 800
46 Separate 90 Second Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and 9 Minutes
30 Dark Frames, 50 Flat Frames, 55 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.1 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8
Andromeda 25% CroppedAndromeda Full Frame

July 26/27, 2019
M57, The Ring Nebula
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/8, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 800
33 Separate 90 Second Light Frames Stacked to 50 Minutes and 3 Seconds
20 Dark Frames, 55 Flat Frames, 55 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.2.1 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8


June 27, 2019
Io’s Transit of Jupiter
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 3x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 1600
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2, Registax 6 PixInsight 1.8

Saturn
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 3x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 3200
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2, Registax 6 PixInsight 1.8

June 23, 2019
Saturn
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 3x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 6400
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2, Registax 6 PixInsight 1.8

June 22, 2019
Jupiter
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 3x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 800
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2, Registax 6 PixInsight 1.8

June 3/4, 2019
Vega and Epsilon Lyrae
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/8, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 400
20 Separate 90 Second Light Frames Stacked to 30 Minutes
30 Dark Frames, 50 Flat Frames, 50 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8

June 1/2, 2019
The Hercules Globular Cluster
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/5.6, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 400
20 Separate 2 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 40 Minutes
20 Dark Frames, 33 Flat Frames, 50 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8
Hercules 100% CroppedHercules 50% CroppedHercules Full Frame

May 28/29, 2019
M81, M82, NGC 3077, NGC 2976
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/5.6, EF-S 250mm STM Zoom Lens, ISO 800
54 Separate 2 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 1 Hour and 49 Minutes
21 Dark Frames, 32 Flat Frames, 32 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 and Processed in PixInsight 1.8
M81 and M82 33%

M81 and M82 50%

May 22, 2019
M81, M82, NGC 3077, NGC 2976
Skyguider Pro, Canon SL2, f/5.6, 250mm Zoom Lens, ISO 1600
35 Separate 1 Minute Light Frames Stacked to 35 Minutes
26 Dark Frames, 32 Flat Frames, 32 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 and Processed in GIMP 2.10

May 10, 2019
Marek, M108 and the Owl Nebula
SkyGuider Pro, Canon SL2, f/5.6, 250mm Lens, ISO 1600
25 Separate 58 Second Light Frames Stacked to 24 minutes and 10 seconds
25 Dark Frames, 33 Flat Frames, 30 Bias Frames
Stacked with DeepSkyStacker 4.1.1 and Processed in GIMP 2.10

January 20, 2019
Total Lunar Eclipse
Canon SL2, f/5.6, 250mm, Various ISO
Edited and Processed in GIMP 2.10
2019 Total Lunar Eclipse

December 11, 2018
Comet Wirtanen
75 Separate 11 Second Exposures Staked to 13 Minutes and 45 Seconds
30 Dark Frames, 30 Bias Frames
Canon SL2, f/4, 18mm, ISO 3200
Stacked with DeepSkyTracker 3 and processed with GIMP 2.10

December 11, 2018
Pleiades Star Cluster
75 Separate 11 Second Exposures Staked to 13 Minutes and 45 Seconds
30 Dark Frames, 30 Bias Frames
Canon SL2, f/4, 18mm, ISO 3200
Stacked with DeepSkyTracker 3 and processed with GIMP 2.10
Pleiades Star Cluster

September 3, 2018
Venus
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/320 Shutter Speed, ISO 100
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2 and Registax 6

September 2, 2018
Mars
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 200
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2 and Registax 6

August 24/25, 2018
Tracking Sunspots
Celestron EclipSmart Solar Telescope, iPhone X
1080p Video Frame Capture Edited in Photoshop Elements 6

June 29/30, 2018
Copernicus Crater
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/125 Shutter Speed, ISO 400
Processed with Pipp 2, Autostakkert 2, Registax 6 and Photoshop Elements 6
Copernicus Crater

Jupiter, Io and Europa
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 400
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2 and Registax 6

Saturn
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/125 Shutter Speed, ISO 3200
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2 and Registax 6
Saturn

June 28, 2018
Jupiter
Orion Xt8i, Canon SL2, T-Ring Adapter, 2x Barlow, Prime Focus
1080p, 60fps, 1/60 Shutter Speed, ISO 400
Processed with PiPP 2, AutoStakkert 2 and Registax 6
Jupiter

June 8, 2018
Saturn
Orion Xt8i, 6mm Zhumell Planetary Eyepiece
iPhoneX, Filming at 1080p, 60 FPS, 2x Optical and 3x Digital Zoom
Total Magnification: 1200x
Edited with Registax 6 and Adobe Premiere Elements 6

June, 6, 2018
Jupiter, Europa and Io
Orion XT8i, 6mm Zhumell Planetary Eyepiece
iPhoneX, Filming at 1080p, 60 FPS, 2x Optical Zoom
Total Magnification: 400x
Edited with Registax 6 and Adobe Premiere Elements 6

February 2, 2018
Orion and Flame Nebulae
Canon SL2, 85 Separate 4 Second Exposures Staked into 5 Minutes and 40 Seconds,
f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 3200
Processed with DeepSkyTracker 3
Enhanced with Adobe Premiere Elements 2018Picture saved with settings embedded.Picture saved with settings embedded.

January 20, 2018
Orion Nebula
Canon SL2, 19 Separate 4 Second Exposures Stacked into 76 Seconds,
f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 1600
Processed with DeepSkyStacker 3
Enhanced with Adobe Premiere Elements 6.0

December 27, 2017
Orion Nebula
Canon SL2, 4 Seconds, f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 3200
Enhanced with Digital Photo Professional 4
IMG_07791IMG_07792IMG_07793

December 11, 2017
Andromeda Galaxy
Canon SL2, 15 Seconds, f/4, 18mm, ISO 800
Enhanced with Adobe Premiere Elements 6.0
IMG_0512 Enhanced

Cropped Image of Andromeda
IMG_0512 Enhanced and Cropped

Star Field
Canon SL2, 10 Seconds, f/4, 18mm, ISO 800
Enhanced with Adobe Premiere Elements 6.0
IMG_0534 Enhanced

December 10, 2017
Pleiades Open Star Cluster
Canon SL2, 8 Seconds, f/5.6, 55mm, ISO 1600
Pleiades Open Star Cluster

December 3, 2017
The Moon
Canon SL2, 1/640 Second, f/5.6 55mm, ISO 100
IMG_0108

Cropped and enhanced image with Adobe Photoshop Elements 6.0
IMG_0108 Edit 1