A view on this supernova remnant that exploded in the year 1054, the supernova was visible during 23 days in daylight, and became 4 times brighter than Venus.
Image combination from Grandpré and Meldert, 79×60″ on Gain 100, Esprit120 F7,5 ASI2600MC
Messier 1 full view 75% reduced
A test run with the C14 and the Starizona reducer @ F7,5 FL=2800mm on the famous Owl nebula. Next to the nebula one little dot is a quasar at a distance of 8 billion light years. Incredible.
One of the most impressive galaxies in Ursa Major, M101 is well-known to most observers, and can already be detected with binoculars.
This picture was taken under the dark skies of Grandpré, La Talma, in Northern France. SQM Values varied during the three capture nights between 21,20 and 21,40.
With the large Dobsonian telescopes (16″ to 20″) many details also visible in this picture could be detected.
In full 100% view (the original sensor resolution), many many small galaxies van be seen in the background. Most of the weakest ones are 20th to 21th magnitude.
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