2015

New CCD camera

We received our new CCD camera! We're still missing a few adapters and configure the system to use it properly, but I got some nice pictures. All of them are monochrome (we can't use colour filters just yet...). They were produced from ~100 x 10 seconds exposure (guiding doesn't work just yet...). These were my first trials, so the quality might not be the best, and the Moon was very bright (95% illumination) so, again, results could be better.

Starting with Messier 57, the ring nebula,

Messier 57

Then, Messier 101, the Pinwheel Galaxy,

Messier 101

Another Galaxy, Messier 51, the Whirlpool Galaxy,

Messier 51

And finally, a globular cluster, Messier 92.

Messier 57