Saturday, August 18, 2012

experimental images (Blue Mountains)

During and after the MallinCam (with the Tele Vue 101 'scope) tutorial, Friday night, into early Saturday morning, I captured a bunch of screen snapshots using the AVerMedia software (under Phil's account). No processing was performed.
Instrument: Tele Vue 101 refractor
Mount: Paramount ME
Method: Go To
North is down, east is left, for the following.

10:59 PM. Globular cluster Messier 5 (M5). The bright star on the left is 5 Serpentis. The glow at the top-right is from the amplifier in the camera.

11:23 PM. Hints of the face-on spiral galaxy Messier 101 (M101) in Ursa Major.

12:17 AM. Eagle Nebula, just barely visible, and the Star Queen cluster, aka Messier 16 (M16), in Serpens Cauda.

12:19 AM. Lagoon Nebula or Messier 8 (M8) with star cluster NGC 6530. The bright star on the right is 7 Sagittarii. Wow.

12:23 AM. Trifid Nebula / open cluster aka Messier 20 (M20) in Sagittarius. The bright star at the bottom right is actually the multiple star HR 6716 or Burnham 283.

North is down, east is right, for the following. Amp glow switches to the top-left.

12:50 AM. Pluto in Sagittarius. Believe it or not. Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow.

1:05 AM. Neptune in Aquarius. Could not see Triton. With Celestron Ultima 2x Barlow.

1:14 AM. The northern element of the East Veil Nebula (aka NGC 6992 and Caldwell 33). Supernova remnant. Just barely visible. Turn the lights waaaaay down...

1:22 AM. The southern end of the East Veil Nebula. The bright star at the centre, top edge, is HD 335333.

1:32AM. West Veil (aka NGC 6960 and Caldwell 34). Of course, the bright star is 52 Cygni.

1:36 AM. Jupiter. The moons, left to right: Callisto, Ganymede, Europa, and Io. Could not reduce the glare from the planet unfortunately...


At one point we tried to get the Messier 81 (M81) and Messier 82 (M82) galaxies in the same field, by rotating the camera, but it was taking too much time and Tony said to forget it.


Wikipedia links: Messier 5, Pinwheel Galaxy, Eagle Nebula (and cluster), Lagoon Nebula, Trifid Nebula, Pluto, Neptune, and Veil Nebula.

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