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Crater Harpaulus by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Crater Harpaulus taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronimical Society on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

The image was taken using his 12" Newtonian Reflector Telescope set to F10.

The camera was a ZWO ASI120mm.

The final image was produced using 'Registax 5' software and processed with 'Astra Image 3'

 

 

Crater Gassendi by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Crater Gassendi taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronimical Society on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

The image was taken using his 12" Newtonian Reflector Telescope set to F10.

The camera was a ZWO ASI120mm.

The final image was produced using 'Registax 5' software and processed with 'Astra Image 3'

Crater Aristarchus by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Crater Aristarchus taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronimical Society on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

The image was taken using his 12" Newtonian Reflector Telescope set to F10.

The camera was a ZWO ASI120mm.

The final image was produced using 'Registax 5' software and processed with 'Astra Image 3'

Crater Clavius by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Crater Clavius taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronimical Society on Wednesday 3rd December 2014.

The image was taken using his 12" Newtonian Reflector Telescope set to F10.

The camera was a ZWO ASI120mm.

The final image was produced using 'Registax 5' software and processed with 'Astra Image 3'

M15 by Graham Winstanley of Lincoln Astronomical Society

M15 globular cluster in Pegasus by Graham Winstanley of Lincoln Astronomical Society.

50 x 15sec exposures through the society’s 12” Newtonian using Canon 1100D. Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker with dark frames.

Taken on 12 November 2014.

The Moon taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society 31-10-2014

Image of The Moon taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society on 31st October 2014 at 1641 UT in blue sky using a Celestron70 travelscope on the flimsy undriven altazimuth mount that comes with the telescope.

This is a great example of what can be achieved with very affordable modest kit.

The camera used was a ZWO ASI120MM and 300 images were stacked in Registax5

The Sun taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Three Images of the Sun showing Sunspot Group AR2192 taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society.

They were taken on Saturday 25th October 2014.

The telescope was mounted on an Astromaster 130MD tripod.
The camera was a ZWOptical ASI120MM

Sun Spots taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society This one showing the Sunspot Group in close up.
Sun Spots taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society He used his Coronado Hydrogen Alpha telescope with a x3 Barlow fitted for this one.

The Sun by Phil Norton

Image of the Sun taken by Phil Norton on Friday 18th April 2014

He used his Coronado Hydrogen Alpha telescope with a x3 Barlow fitted.

The telescope was mounted on an Astromaster 130MD tripod.
The camera was a ZWOptical ASI120MM.

The Sun by Phil Norton Image of the full sun by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society taken on Friday 18th April 2014 with an ETX 70 telescope with a solar filter.
The Sun by Phil Norton This enlarged image was taken by Phil Norton at the same time as the image above but with a x3 Barlow fitted.
Jupiter by Graham Winstanley

Image of Jupiter by Graham Winstanley of Lincoln Astronomical Society taken on 15th April 2014 using the LAS 12.5" telescope.

The image was stacked using Registax and Astra Image 3.0

 

Mars by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Image of Mars by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society taken on Friday 18th April 2014 using Phil's 12" Newtonian Telescope in North Hykeham.

He says there was heavy turbulence and he just couldn't get it right. We believe you Phil!

Moon Crater Plato by Graham Winstanley of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Image of the Moon by Graham Winstanley of Lincoln Astronomical Society showing Crator Plato with bright rim and shadows on the crater floor.

Taken on Tuesday 15th April 2014 using the 12.5" society telescope and a 3 x Barlow Lens using a Philips Webcam.

The image was stacked using Registax and Astra Image 3.0

Capernicus by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society Image of Capernicus taken on 9th April 2014 by Phil Norton
of Lincoln Astronomical Society
Image of the Moon taken on 8th April 2014 by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society Image of the Moon taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society on 8th April 2014 using the 12" society telescope
Jupiter by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Jupiter taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society 12th March 2014.

Telescope was a 300mm newtonian reflector at F30.

Camera was a Philip’s SPC900NC webcam.

Processing was with Registax 5 and Astra Imaging 3

Crator Gassendi by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Close-up on the Moon by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Societytaken on 12th March 2014

This is the crater Gassendi taken on a 300mm Newtonian at F30.

The camera was a Meade DSI2 together with the Meade Envisage Software. Processing was with Registax 5 and Astra Image 3.0SI software.

Jupiter showing shadows if Io and Ganymede taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Jupiter taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society on 9th March 2014 at 20:36UT

This is taken using a 300mm Newtonian reflector at F20. The camera used was a Philips SPC900NC webcam.

The image shows the shadows of moons Ganymede and Io. From the far right- the dot is the moon Ganymede. The right hand shadow is that of Ganymede. Against the surface of Jupiter is the moon Io and it’s shadow near the left side of the planet.

Conditions were very difficult with lots of high Cirrus cloud about.

Jopiter by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Jupiter taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society
using his 300mm telescope with a Philips SPC900NC Webcam.

The video shows Europa and its shadow as they moved between 18-30pm and 21-00pm on 27th February. It also shows how the seeing changed during the period.

 

The Moon by Chloe Smith aged 8

Picture of the moon by Chloe Smith aged 8

taken on Friday 8th March 2014 using a Samsumg Galaxy S4 Smartphone through the telescope eyepiece.

Images of Jupiter by Phil Norton.

Taken on 20th February 2014

Using a 300mm Newtonian Reflector
and a Philips SPC900NC Webcam.

Moon Crater Archimedes taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Image of the Moon by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Taken on the 130mm Astromaster with a x4 barlow, so it's F20.

The time was 4pm Friday 7th February 2014 with the sun in the sky and also in the wind. The picture is of Crater Archimedes on the left and the Apollo 15 landing site in the centre of the image.

DSI2 camera- 100 images stacked.

Supernova 2014J  in M82 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Supernova 2014J in M82 imaged by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society, January 2014.

This was taken in poor conditions using his 190mm Maksutov Newtonian telescope.

It was the sum of 15 x 240 second exposures.

 

Horsehead Nebula by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

The Horsehead and Flame nebulas in Orion by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society, December 2013.

T: William Optics ZS66SD + 0.8x reducer
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik Ha, RGB
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX OAG + SX Lodestar
AF: Sharpsky Pro
Software ...
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart 5
Process: Pixinsight & CS2

Ha 30 x 600 seconds 1x1
RGB : 25 x 300 seconds 2x2 each channel

Combined HaRGB

Geminids by Graham Winstanley of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Geminid trails by Graham Winstanley of Lincoln Astronomical Society.

Taken on Saturday morning 14th December 2013

They were taken with a Canon 1100D at ISO 3200, 30s unguided exposures with zoom at 24mm. The bright star near the centre of the frame is Regulus in Leo. The meteors were all around magnitude -2 and typically for Geminids there is no sign of any terminal flash that is common with the Perseids.

The images were taken as RAW files and then converted to Jpeg and compressed.

Geminids by Graham Winstanley of Lincoln Astronomical Society More Geminids by Graham Winstanley taken on Saturday morning 14th December 2013
Crater Plato by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Crator Plato, taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society on 11th December 2013

The telescope was a 300mm reflector at F10.
Images were taken with a Meade DSI2 black and white camera using the Meade Autostar software.
Guiding was with AstroArt. Unguiding was helped by the wind. Processing was Registax 6 and Paint Shop Pro. 100 frames each at 50mS exposure.

Crator Capernicus by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Crator Capernicus on the left and Eratosthenes on the right
taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society on 11th December 2013

The telescope was a 300mm reflector at F10.
Images were taken with a Meade DSI2 black and white camera using the Meade Autostar software.
Guiding was with AstroArt. Unguiding was helped by the wind. Processing was Registax 6 and Paint Shop Pro. 100 frames each at 50mS exposure.

Crator Clavius by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Crator Clavius, taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society on 11th December 2013

The telescope was a 300mm reflector at F10.
Images were taken with a Meade DSI2 black and white camera using the Meade Autostar software.
Guiding was with AstroArt. Unguiding was helped by the wind. Processing was Registax 6 and Paint Shop Pro. 100 frames each at 50mS exposure.

Image of the Sun by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society - Dec 2013

Phil used his ETX70 telescope with a solar filter. It was taken with an Orion Starshoot USB eyepiece camera.

M45 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society - Dec 2013

M45 The Pleiades

T: William Optics ZS66SD + 0.8x reducer
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik LRGB
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX Lodestar + SX OAG
AF: Sharpsky Pro
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart 5
Process: Pixinsight + CS2

Each channels: 30 x 180 secs 1x1
Total integration: 6 hours

Stacked LRGB

Comet Lovejoy by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society - Dec 2013

Imaged not long before dawn on the 1st of December - Comet Lovejoy (shame about ISON)

C/2013 R1 (Lovejoy)

T: William Optics ZS66SD = 0.8x reducer
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik RGB
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX Lodestar + SX OAG
AF: Sharpsky Pro
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart 5
Process: Pixinsight + CS2

All channels: 15 x 60 secs 1x1

M42 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society - Nov 2013

M42 The Orion nebula

T: William Optics ZS66SD
C: QHY IMG2Pro at -25c
F: Astronomik Ha, RGB
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX Lodestar + SX OAG
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Process: PI & CS2
Stacked HaRGB
Ha 12 x 600 seconds 1x1
R 45 x 60 seconds 1x1
G 45 x 60 seconds 1x1
B 45 x 60 seconds 1x1

Click here for Mick's Hi-Res image on Flickr

NGC891 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society - Sept. 2013
NGC891 is located about 30,000,000 Light Years away in the constellation of Andromeda.

It's Magnitude +12.14, a Barred Spiral, probably very similar to our own Milky Way Galaxy and forms part of the NGC1023 Supercluster known as the Local Group. It was first observed by Herschel in October 1784.

T: MN190
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik LRGB
G: SX Lodestar + SX OAG
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod

Capture: Sequences Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart 5
Process: Pixinsight + CS2

L : 60 x 120 secs 1x1
R : 60 x 120 secs 1x1
G : 60 x 120 secs 1x1
B : 60 x 120 secs 1x1

M76 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

M76, also known as the 'Little Dumbell Nebula' is about 3,500 Light Years away in the constellation of Perseus. It was first observed in September 1780 by French astronomer, Pierre Méchain.

Click here for Mick's Hi-Res image on Flickr

T: MN190
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik Ha, OIII & SII
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX OAG + SX Lodestar

Soft ...
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart5
Process: Pixinsight + CS2
Ha  : 24 x 600 secs 1x1
OIII: 24 x 600 secs 1x1
SII  : 24 x 600 secs 1x1

M57 by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society.

Phil used his 12" telescope for this one.

M57 is about 2.3K Light Years away in the constellation of Lyra and known as the 'Ring Nebula'.

It's a Planetary Nebula, formed from an expanding shell of glowing ironised gas. This happens to Red Giant Stars towards the end of their life when the outer layers of the star are ejected in pulses into interstellar space. The result is the magnificent ring shape seen here.

Click HERE for more details.

M15 by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society.

Phil used his 130mm telescope for this.

M15 is a Globular Cluster about 33K Light Years away in the constellation of Pegasus. Click HERE for more details.

M56 by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society.

Phil used his 130mm telescope for this.

M56 is a Globular Cluster about 32K Light Years away in the
constellation of Lyra. Click HERE for more details.

M27 by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

M27, also known as the 'Dumbell Nebula'.

This is a Planitary Nebula and is 1.25K Light Years away in the constellation of Vulpecula, click HERE for more details.

Phil used his Astromaster 130mm

Comet Panstarrs by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Comet PanSTARRS (2011/L4)
Imaged 2nd June 2013 (early hours)

T: William Optics ZS66SD
C: QHY IMG2Pro at ~ -25c
F: Astronomik Luminance
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX OAG + SX Lodestar
Software:
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Process: Pixinsight + CS2

NGC6543 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

6th April 2013

NGC6543 The Cats Eye nebula

T: MN190 
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik OIII
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX OAG + SX Lodestar

Software:
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart 5
Process: Pixinsight + CS2

6 x 1200secs OIII only 

M13 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

2nd April 2013

M13 Globular Cluster in Hercules

T: MN190
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik R, G & B
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX OAG + SX Lodestar

Software:
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart 5
Process: Pixinsight & CS2

Red:    4 x 300s 4 x 600s
Green: 4 x 300s 4 x 600s
Blue:   4 x 300s 4 x 600s

The Moon by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

18th April 2013

The Moon in narrowband

T: MN190
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik Ha, OII, SII
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod

Software:
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Process: Pixinsight + CS2

Ha: 20 x 0.05 s 1x1
SII: 20 x 0.04 s 1x1
OIII: 20 x 0.04 s 1x1

Stacked SII/Ha/OIII

M92 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

18th April 2013

M92

T: MN190
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik RGB
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX OAG + SX Lodestar

Software:
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart 5
Process: Pixinsight + CS2

All channels 4 x 600 secs only
(Cloud affected)

M51 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

13th March 2013

M51 The Whirlpool Galaxy

T: MN190
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik LRGB
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX OAG + SX Lodestar

Software:
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart 5 
Process: Pixinsight + CS2

Lum: 25 x 300 secs 1x1
Red: 10 x 300 secs 1x1 
    3 x 600 secs 1x1
Green: 10 x 300 secs 1x1
    3 x 600 secs 1x1
Blue: 10 x 300 secs 1x1
    3 x 600 secs 1x1
NGC7023 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

19/20/27/29th April 2013

NGC7023 The Iris nebula

T: MN190
C: QHY IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik RGB
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX OAG + SX Lodestar

Software:
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart5
Process: Pixinsight + CS2

L: 28 x 600 secs 1x1
R: 18 x 600 secs 1x1
G: 18 x 600 secs 1x1
B: 18 x 600 secs 1x1

M65 by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Picture by Mick Hunt of Lincoln Astronomical Society

1st April 2013

M65 displaying Supernova SN2013AM

T: MN190
C: IMG2Pro
F: Astronomik R,G & B
M: NEQ6Pro + EQMod
G: SX OAG + SX Lodestar

Software ...
Capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding: Astroart 5
Process: Pixinsight + CS2

R: 6 x 300 seconds 1x1
G: 6 x 300 seconds 1x1
B: 6 x 300 seconds 1x1

Comet Panstarrs taken by Andy Langford of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Photo of Comet PANSTARRS taken by Andy Langford of Lincoln Astronomical Society on 3rd April.

No telescope, just a camera on a trypod.

The Moon taken by John Moran of Lincoln Astronomical Society Picture of the crescent moon in December 2012 by John Moran of Lincoln Astronomical Society
Mars taken by Graham Winstanley of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Mars taken by Graham Winstanley.

I took these with my webcam with the 12” and 2 barlows.
The seeing was not great so I am quite pleased with the result.
You can almost imagine some canals joining the dark areas!

Messier M51 taken by John Moran of Lincoln Astronomical Society

M51 By John Moran.

Taken using the Bradford Robotic Telescope on 27 April 2012

Rosette Nebula taken by Andy Langford of Lincoln Astronomical Society

The Rosette Nebula by Andy Langford of LAS.

He says it was the best he could do without a tripod.
We believe you Andy.!

Jupiter taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Taken on 1st Feb 2012 by Phil Norton.

Image of Jupiter and a Transit of the moon Ganymede

Horsehead Nebula taken by Andy Langford of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Horsehead Nebula Region including the Flame Nebula

30 x 200 sec of Lights and 15 x 200 sec Darks (that's 2.5 hours)
Taken by Andy Langford 23rd Dec 2011 using a Canon 40d DSLR connected to Sky Watcher Equinox ED80

Messier M31 taken by Andy Langford of Lincoln Astronomical Society

M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy -
A spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years from Earth in the constellation Andromeda.

Taken using a Canon 40d DSLR connected to Sky Watcher Equinox ED80 25 x 2 min Lights and 15 x 2 min Darks.

Taken by Andy Langford 18th Dec 2011

Jupiter taken by Andy Langford of Lincoln Astronomical Society

Jupiter and 2 of it's moons.

Taken with Canon 40d connected to SE6 - used as webcam with BackyardEOS. 1 min AVI then stacked in Registax.

By Andy Langford 22nd Nov 2011

7 Sisters taken by Andy Langford of Lincoln Astronomical Society

M45 – The Pleiades, or Seven Sisters.
Taken using a Canon 40d DSLR connected to Sky Watcher Equinox ED80 20 x 2 min Lights and 10 x 2 min Darks.

Taken by Andy Langford 4th Nov 2011

Orion Nebula taken by Andt Langford of Lincoln Astronomical Society

M42 - The Orion Nebula.

Taken using a Canon 40d DSLR connected to Sky Watcher 80mm. 11 x 2 min Lights and 5 x 2 min Darks – ISO 800

Taken by Andy Langford 15th Oct 2011

Messier M42 Taken by Phil Norton of Lincoln Astronomical Society Great picture of M42 in Orion by Phil Norton of LAS using a 5" reflector

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