“The Day After” and NGC7331 with his friends

After a full night of semi-automated imaging the scope stands in the sunlight and is in need of a comb to tidy up all the loose cables.  The target was NGC7331 of which 6 hours of fotons were gathered.

 

NGC7331 60x300s ISO800 Esprit120 F7 Nikon D750 SCM2040 4OKT2018 CROP 66% v2

 

A few days later I imaged the same object using the C11 and the F/7 reducer:

The “Deer Lick group” of NGC7331 and his little buddy galaxies, and bottom left the famous “Stephan’s Quintet”. C11 + Starizona LF Reducer 64x300s

IC1396 in Cepheus

A fantastic object and one of my favorites: this is the large hydrogen bubble in Cepheus. I imaged it from several locations and with varying focal lenghts: 135mm, 180mm, 420mm, and now with the new Esprit 120mm F/7 at a focal length of 840mm.

The image was taken from my backyard in Hoegaarden, Belgium, under an average sky (SQM readings 20,40-20,70), during the night of August 15-16 2018. Camera was the Nikon D750, only a lightpollution filter was used (no narrowband filters).

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