M42 / NGC 1976 – Great Nebula in Orion

M42 – Great Nebula in Orion – Also known as NGC 1976. This is the brightest nebula on the sky. It is located in the Orion constellation, south direction from Orion belt. The diameter of the nebula is 30 light years. The distance from Earth is 1344 thousand light years.

With this photo, I’ve tested my Mgen II Lacerta autoguider and in my opinion it did a very good job.

M42 - Orion Nebula / Mgławica w Orionie

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_Nebula

Zdjęcia (Październik 2019) wykonane w Zwardoniu. Standardowa miejscówka zlotów Katowickiego PTMA.

Sprzęt: Canon EOS 6D, Sky-Watcher 200/1000 [mm] na EQ6 Pro., Mgen II Lacerta Auto Guiding.

Photographs (October 2019) made in Zwardoń. A standard place of meetings of the Polish association of astronomy enthusiasts – Katowice dep.

Equipment: Canon EOS 6D, Sky-Watcher 200/1000 [mm] on the EQ6 Pro. and Mgegn II Lacerta autoguider.

  • Composition: APP (13 frames)
  • Processing: RawTherapee and GIMP v2.10.18 + add-ons (Linux)
  • Lights: 13 x 600[s], ISO-400;
  • Bias, Flats

Vega

is the brightest star in the northern constellation of Lyra. Vega has been extensively studied by astronomers, leading it to be termed “arguably the next most important star in the sky after the Sun”. Vega was the northern pole star around 12,000 BC and will be so again around the year 13,727, when the declination will be +86°14′. Vega was the first star other than the Sun to be photographed and the first to have its spectrum recorded. It was one of the first stars whose distance was estimated through parallax measurements. Vega has functioned as the baseline for calibrating the photometric brightness scale and was one of the stars used to define the zero point for the UBV photometric system.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vega

Photographs (March 2019) made in Zwardoń. A standard place of meetings of the Polish association of astronomy enthusiasts – Katowice dep.

  • Equipment: Canon EOS 6D, Sky-Watcher 200/1000 [mm] on the NEQ6 Pro.,
  • Stack: APP (7 best frames),
  • Processing: GIMP v2.10.14 + add-ons (Linux),
  • Lights: 7 x 88[s], ISO-1000; 30.3.2019,
  • Flats: 22 ISO-1000; 02.8.2019,
  • Bias: 20 ISO-1000; 02.8.2019
Vega

Vega – with Bahtinov’s mask

Przykład poprawnego ustawienia ostrości optyki podłączonej do aparatu.

An example of the correct focusing of the optics connected to the camera.

Photographs (March 2019) made in Zwardoń. A standard place of meetings of the Polish association of astronomy enthusiasts – Katowice dep.

Equipment: Canon EOS 6D, Sky-Watcher 200/1000 [mm] on the NEQ6 Pro.

  • Stack: APP (6 best frames),
  • Processing: GIMP v2.10.14 + add-ons (Linux),
  • Lights: 6 x 57[s], ISO-1600; 30.3.2019,
  • Flats: 21 ISO-1600; 02.8.2019,
  • Bias: 20 ISO-1600; 02.8.2019,
  • Darks: 80 ISO-1600; 30.3.2019
Vega – z maską Bahtinov-a

M92 (NGC 6341)

is a globular cluster of stars in the northern constellation of Hercules. M92 is at a distance of about 26,700 light-years away from Earth.

M92 is one of the brighter globular clusters in the northern hemisphere, but it is often overlooked by amateur astronomers because of its proximity to the even more spectacular Messier 13. It is visible to the naked eye under very good conditions. Among the Milky Way population of globular clusters, Messier 92 is among the brighter clusters in terms of absolute magnitude. It is also one of the oldest clusters.

Source: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_92

Photographs (March 2019) made in Zwardoń. A standard place of meetings of the Polish association of astronomy enthusiasts – Katowice dep.

Equipment: Canon EOS 6D, Sky-Watcher 200/1000 [mm] on the NEQ6 Pro.,

  • Stack: APP (7 best frames),
  • Processing: GIMP v2.10.14 + add-ons (Linux),
  • Lights: 7 x 88[s], ISO-1000; 30.3.2019,
  • Flats: 22 ISO-1000; 02.8.2019,
  • Bias: 20 ISO-1000; 02.8.2019
M92 (NGC 6341) – gromada kulista znajdująca się w gwiazdozbiorze Herkulesa