Comet Halley

Halley’s Comet on 8 March 1986

Taken on the morning of the 12th of July 2020 at the Astronomy Centre, Todmorden, UK.

Skywatcher 8″ Quattro on a HEQ5 pro mount.
Using an Imaging Source DMK 21AU04.AS Monochrome camera with a x2 barlow.

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Venus through my 8″ Skywatcher Quattro
Altair GPcam AR0130C Planetary/Guide camera

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Taken from my back garden using a Skywatcher 8″ quattro
Mount was HEQ5 pro guided.
Used a 50mm Altair guide scope and an Altair GPcam AR0130C, PHD2 guide software.
Skywatcher f4 aplanatic coma corrector
Canon 1100D with an Astronomik LP clip filter.
Processed with DSS & StarTools.

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Noctilucent clouds captured from Newhey, facing North.
Taken using a Canon 1100D with the stock 18-55mm lens on a tripod.

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Pentax K5 and 55-300mm lens on a Star Adventurer tracking mount.
ISO1600 f7.1
50×30 seconds plus x30 each of darks, flats and bias.
Processed in DSS and Photoshop.

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Pentax K5 and 55-300mm lens on a Star Adventurer tracking mount.
ISO1600 f7.1
70×30 seconds plus x30 each darks, flats and bias.
Processed in DSS and Photoshop.

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One of a series from the bright NLC event on 21/22 June 2019. Time in UT is on the image

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Sunspot known as AR 2738

Data gathered on 10th of April 2019.

Skywatcher Evostar 90mm on a HEQ5 pro mount
Stock canon 1100D using intervalometer to control exposures.
Stacked and sharpened using Autostakkert3

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M51 Whirlpool galaxy.
Data gathered on the 7th March 2019
Skywatcher Quattro 8″ steel tube on a HEQ5 pro mount, no guiding.
Canon 1100D stock, with intervalometer to control exposures and length.
160 exposures of 60 seconds at ISO 800, with 40 each of Darks, flats, dark flats & bias.
Best 50% stacked in DSS and all processing done in StarTools.

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