Mono

Cygnus Region – Super-Wide-Field Mosaic

This is the main part of the constellation Cygnus, including Deneb and Sadr as main stars, covering a field of about 20 by 20 degrees. This image focusses on the rich H-alpha nebulosity in this region. In contains some of the famous emission nebulae, e.g. the North America Nebula, the Pelican Nebula, the Crescent Nebula, […]

Eastern Veil Nebula – First Light QHY 163m

This is the official first-light for my new QHY 163m cooled CMOS camera. For this, I decided to go for the Eastern Veil Nebula, again. The Veil is definitely one of the most striking supernova remnants. The supernova that created it has exploded 8000 years ago and the remnant has been expanding since then. The […]

IC1396 – Again

Yet another take of the Sh2-131 emission nebula in Cepheus with the embedded star cluster IC1396 and home to the famous Elephant’s Trunk Nebula VDB142. It is a large emissions nebula with stunning inlays of dust clouds absorbing most of the lights. The total size of the complex corresponds to about 10 times the full […]

Cygnus Region – Wide-Field Mosaic

This is the central part of the constellation Cygnus, including Deneb and Sadr as main stars, covering a field of about 13 by 10 degrees. This image focusses on the rich H-alpha nebulosity in this region. In contains some of the famous emission nebulae, e.g. the North America Nebula, the Pelican Nebula, and the Crescent […]

Flaming Star Region – Wide Field

The Flaming Star Region, including the Flaming Star Nebula (Sh2-229, IC405), the Tadpole Nebula (Sh2-236, IC410), the Spider Nebula (Sh2-234, IC417), the Fly Nebula (Sh2-237), the Starfish Cluster (M38), and some more stuff. This is a wide field monochrome image using 3 hours of Ha data taken from my backyard in the light-polluted Frankfurt area […]

Cone Nebula & Christmas Tree – Wide Field

This is a very wide field monochrome image of the region around the Cone Nebula and the Christmas Tree Cluster. They are sitting in the middle of a much larger emission nebula with lots of structures. Composed of more than 6 hours of Ha data taken from my backyard in the light-polluted Frankfurt area – […]

Wizard Nebula – Sh2-142

The Wizard Nebula, Sh2-142, in a plain H-alpha image. Composed of a total of 7.5 hours of 10 min exposures from my backyard. Exposure: H, 45 x 600sec Date: 2016-12-29… 2017-01-07 Setup: APM 107/700 Triplet, 0.79 Reducer, ATIK 460 EXm Site: Langen, Hessen, Germany

Tadpole Nebula – Sh2-236 – Mono

The Tadpole Nebula, Sh2-236, in an plain H-alpha image. You can easily find the two tadpoles that give rise to the name. It belongs one one big emission complex together with the Flaming Star Nebula. Composed of a total of over 5 hours of 10 min exposures from my backyard. See also the bicolor version. […]

Sharpless 171

A plain H-alpha image of the central region of Sharpless 171 (Sh2-171). This busy region is surrounded by another ring of gas, not visible in this frame. Composed of a total of 4.5 hours of 10 min exposures from my backyard. A first test of the 0.79 Reducer from TS… stars are looking good already. […]

Bubble Nebula & M52

Exposure: H, 30 x 600sec Date: 2016-12-03 Setup: APM 107/700 Triplet APO with ATIK 460 EXm Site: Langen, Hessen, Germany

Heart of the Heart Nebula

The central section of the Heart Nebula (IC1805) with the open cluster Melotte 15. The stellar wind and radiation from this cluster of massive host stars, about 1.5 million years young, has sculputured the emission nebula and dark dust clouds into a dramatic scenery. One more quick mono Ha image of a well known object […]

Flaming Star Nebula

The Flaming Star Nebula in a simple Ha narrowband image. Composed of a total of 4 hours of data taken from my balcony in the light-polluted Frankfurt area – Bortle class 7 (red zone). Exposure: H, 24 x 600sec Date: 2016-12-04 Setup: APM 107/700 Triplet APO with ATIK 460 EXm Site: Langen, Hessen, Germany