Comet Wirtanen on December 10th

Comet Wirtanen 46/p on the evening of December 10th, 2018. Image with a 120mm Esprit refractor F5, Nikon D750 ISO800 11x120s

The comet was traced with CdC and PHD2. 

Very easily seen in 10×50 binoculars, and also naked eye visible with adverted vision. 
Another sequence of shots taken that same night. This time 30 times 60 seconds at 1600 ISO.  Stacked in DSS on the comet. 

“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

Moon and also M27 on September 1th

The sky was not very transparent, and also during the weeknd the public lighting remains on all night. So conditions could be better.

I pictured M27, the famous Dumbell nebula, first with the Esprit120/Nikon D750. 19 shots of 300 seconds on ISO400.  Second target later during the night was Luna. I made a mozaic of 8 seperate pictures, composed from 60 seconds of AVI. Also here the Esprit was used ( I forgot to take the C11 out for cooling)  with the ASI 174MM in infrared and a 2x Barlow.

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ASI174MM Baader IR Esprit120 Orion Shorty 2x 9 plates of 60s 10% stacked