Category Archives: Astrophotography

M31

M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)
M31 (Andromeda Galaxy)

M31: Andromeda Galaxy

M31: The closest and the brightest spiral galaxy that can be seen from Korea. It is also naked-eye galaxy, which the spiral disk can be easily observed without any instrument.

2018-09-08 (KST, GMT+9:00), Hwacheon, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (d=106mm, fl=530mm, f/5.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 7
    • R: 300s * 7
    • G: 300s * 7
    • B: 300s * 7
      (Total integration 140min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

21P/Giacobini–Zinner comet

21P/Giacobini–Zinner comet

21P/Giacobini–Zinner is passing by the Sun in Sep 2018.

2018-09-08 (KST, GMT+9:00), Hwacheon, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (d=106mm, fl=530mm, f/5.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 180s * 1
    • R: 180s * 1
    • G: 180s * 1
    • B: 180s * 1
      (Total integration 12min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

North America Nebula

North America Nebula – NGC 7000

North America Nebula

North America Nebula – NGC 7000 – A wide and very-bright nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

2018-05-21 (KST, GMT+9:00), Yongin, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (d=106mm, fl=530mm, f/5.0)
  • Filter: Ha, R, G, B
  • Mount: Celestron CGEM, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • Ha: 300s * 4
    • R: 300s * 2
    • G: 300s * 3
    • B: 300s * 3
      (Total integration 60min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Fisheye view of the Southern Milky Way

Fisheye view of the Southern Milky Way

Fisheye view of the Southern Milky Way

Fisheye view of the Southern Milky Way. Green aurora is also visible near the horizon.

2018-01-22 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • Camera: Sony A7M2 (Unmodified)
  • Lens: Canon EF 8-15mm f/4L Fisheye USM
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure: f/4.0, ISO 3200, 30sec x 25
    (Total integration 12.5min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Vela SNR

Vela Supernova Remnant – the very faint SNR in the southern hemisphere.

Vela SNR

Vela SNR, in Gum Nebula, is very faint SNR exploded about 11,000 years ago.

2018-01-20 – 2018-01-21 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: Ha, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • Ha: 600s * 8
    • R: 300s * 5
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 155min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Widefield view around the Eta Carina Nebula

Widefield view around the Eta Carina Nebula

Widefield view around the Eta Carina Nebula

Widefield view around the Eta Carina Nebula. Eta Carina Nebula, Southern Pleiades can be seen well.

2018-01-18 – 2018-01-19 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Mount Magnet, Western Australia

  • Camera: Sony A7M2 (Unmodified)
  • Lens: Samyang 135mm f/2.0 @ f/2.8
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure: ISO 1600, 3min * 52
    (Total integration 156min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Seagull Nebula

Published onto AAPOD² on 2018-08-29!

Seagull Nebula – IC 2177
Seagull Nebula – IC 2177 – Annotated

Seagull Nebula

Seagull Nebula, IC 2177, is an HII region near Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.

2018-01-20 – 2018-01-21 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B, Ha
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 9
    • R: 300s * 5
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
    • Ha: 600s * 5
      (Total integration 170min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Small Magellanic Cloud

Small Magellanic Cloud with 47 Tuc
Small Magellanic Cloud with 47 Tuc – Annotated

Small Magellanic Cloud

Small Magellanic Cloud, one of the closest galaxy from the milky way, with 47 Tuc, one of the brightest globular cluster.

2018-01-21 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B, Ha
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 7
    • R: 300s * 6
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 115min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Running Chicken Nebula

Running Chicken Nebula / λ Cen Nebula / IC 2944
Running Chicken Nebula / λ Cen Nebula / IC 2944 – Annotated
Running Chicken Nebula / λ Cen Nebula / IC 2944 – In narrowband imaging (SHO Hubble Palette)

Running Chicken Nebula

Running Chicken Nebula, also known as λ Cen Nebula, or IC 2944. Both taken in LRGBHa and SHO (HST Palette.)

2018-01-22 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B, Ha
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 6
    • R: 300s * 5
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
    • Ha: 600s * 5
    • SII: 600s * 4
    • OIII: 600s * 4
      (Total integration 250min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017