Seeking the resolution limits of the Esprit

The Eskimo Nebula in Gemini is a very small object. It’s comparable to Jupiter in apparent size. It’s also a lot dimmer then Jupiter so longer exposures are required. The ASI184mmPro has small pixels (smaller then the ASI290) and could, when seeing allows, bring out the finest details. The diameter of the planetary nebula is 48″ !!! Here is my attempt from last Monday:

400x4s Luminance, 140x8s Green, Blue and Red by Gain =333 No Guiding

The mandatory eclips pictures….

A beautiful eclips! Very cold but really clear weather. A silent morning…

I have to say I expected a lot of pics on social media. But the number of pictures was an avalanche. Mostly good quality pics I have to say but still, I can’t understand why some individuals have such an irritating need to expose themselves with dozens of pics on the net. Anyway… here are some of mine 🙂

Moon Eclipse January 21, 2019 as seen from Hoegaarden. Esprit 120 and Nikon D750
Eclipsed moon over Hoegaarden… enjoy
Moon over the old barn
Jupiter, Venus and Scorpius rising over the southeast