Category Archives: Astrophotography

Large Magellanic Cloud

Large Magellanic Cloud
Large Magellanic Cloud: Annotated

Large Magellanic Cloud

Large Magellanic Cloud, LMC is one of the closest galaxy from the milky way.

2018-01-17 – 2018-01-19 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Paynes Find, Western Australia / Mount Magnet, 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: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 170min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

The Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula surrounding Eta Carina – One of the brightest nebula in the sky.

2018-01-14 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • 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 * 6
    • R: 300s * 4
    • G: 300s * 4
    • B: 300s * 3
      (Total integration 85min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Spaghetti Nebula

Simeis 147 – Also known as The Spaghetti Nebula, an SNR in constellation Taurus.

Spaghetti Nebula

Simeis 147 – Also known as The Spaghetti Nebula, an SNR in constellation Taurus.

2017-10-22 (KST, GMT+9:00), Hongcheon, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-30°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: Ha, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • Ha: 600s * 5
    • R: 300s * 4
    • G: 300s * 4
    • B: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 6900s / 115min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

The Flaming Star Nebula

The Flaming Star Nebula

The Flaming Star Nebula

IC 405 & IC 410 – The Flaming Star Nebula in constellation Auriga

2017-09-24 (KST, GMT+9:00), Hwacheon, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-30°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: Ha, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • Ha: 600s * 6
    • R: 300s * 4
    • G: 300s * 4
    • B: 300s * 4
      (Total integration 7200s / 120min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Veil Nebula

Veil Nebula in constellation Cygnus

Veil Nebula – NGC 6960, 6974, 6979, 6992, 6995

Veil Nebula: A supernova remnant in constellation Cygnus, also known as The Cygnus Loop.

2017-09-24 (KST, GMT+9:00), Hwacheon, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-30°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: Ha, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • Ha: 300s * 11
    • R: 300s * 3
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 7200s / 120min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Mosaic of Cygnus

Mosaic of Cygnus

NGC 7000 & IC 5070: North America Nebula and the Pelican Nebula
2-panel mosaic (left/right)

2017-07-14~2017-07-18 (Mountain time, GMT-7:00), New Mexico Skies Observatories, USA

  • CCD: SBIG STL-11000M (-15°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (d=106mm, fl=530mm, f/5.0)
  • Filter: Ha, R, G, B
  • Mount: Paramount ME, autoguided
  • Exposure
Panel #1 (Left)
  • Ha: 300s * 15
  • R: 300s * 4
  • G: 300s * 5
  • B: 300s * 6
Panel #2 (Right)
  • Ha: 300s * 15
  • R: 300s * 6
  • G: 300s * 6
  • B: 300s * 5
    (Total integration 18600s / 310min)

    • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Milky way over Yangpyeong

Milky way over Yangpyeong

Milky way over 벗고개, 양평

2017-05-22, Yangpyeong, Korea

#1
* Camera: Sony A7 II (Unmodified)
* Lens: Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS @28mm
* Exposure: ISO 1250, f/3.5, 40s single shot
* Processing: PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

#2
* Camera: Sony A7 II (Unmodified)
* Lens: Sony FE 28-70mm f/3.5-5.6 OSS @28mm
* Exposure: ISO 1250, f/3.5, 40s * 70
(Total integration 2800s / 46.7min)
* Processing: PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Partial Lunar Eclipse

Partial Lunar Eclipse, 2017

Fisheye view of the Southern Milky Way

Partial Lunar Eclipse, took place on Aug 08, 2017, just after the total solar eclipse in USA.

2018-08-08 (KST, GMT+9:00), Gwanak-gu, Seoul, Korea

  • Camera: Sony A7M2 (Unmodified)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FS-60CB w/ Flattener (d=60mm, f/6.2)
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD
  • Exposure: ISO 100, 0.3s (single shot)
  • Processing: Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Bode & Cigar: M81, M82

Bode & Cigar: M81, M82

Bode’s galaxy: M81 (left) and Cigar galaxy: M82 (right)

2017-04-29, Hongcheon, Korea

  • CCD: SBIG STF-8300M (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FS-60CB w/ Flattener (d=60mm, fl=374mm)
  • Filter: Baader L, R, G, B
  • Mount: iOptron CEM25P, QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 11
    • R: 300s * 5
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 7800s / 130min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Trifid & Lagoon: M8, M20

Trifid & Lagoon: M8, M20

Trifid Nebula: M20 (left) and Lagoon Nebula: M8 (right). M21 also can be seen.

2017-04-23, Hongcheon, Korea

  • CCD: SBIG STF-8300M (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FS-60CB w/ Flattener (d=60mm, fl=374mm)
  • Filter: Baader Ha, L, R, G, B
  • Mount: iOptron CEM25P, QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • Ha: 300s * 2
    • L: 300s * 6
    • R: 300s * 2
    • G: 300s * 2
    • B: 300s * 2
      (Total integration 4200s / 70min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017