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Antares to Rho Ophiuchi

June 1st, 8th and 15th 2013: This is my second light with the FSQ106EDX-III and I wanted to try to capture some nebulosity.  It also happened that I had been waiting to shoot this region of the skies for years. … Continue reading

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The Virgo Cluster

May 11th 2013: It’s been over 8 months since I was out imaging. Combination of bad weather and battles with equipment to get things straight convinced me to get an imaging scope that is adapted to my new full frame … Continue reading

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NGC7635 – The Bubble Nebula

I went to Anza on the 11th of August for the Perseids and decided to spend the night imaging the Bubble Nebula (NGC7635). This was a fantastic night, I saw more meteors than I can remember seeing in a single … Continue reading

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M20 – The Trifid Nebula

Publication: This picture was voted winner of the Cloudynight DSLR challenge for July 2012. Just about two months after my last session I am (finally!) back in Anza! Forecast wasn’t super optimistic but it turned out to be a very … Continue reading

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M101 – The Pinwheel Galaxy

I wanted to have at least 3 hours of M101 and had hoped for 5 hours but ended up with 3.5 hours. If it wasn’t for Dan’s help, it would have probably been worse. For some reason, the Lodestar was no … Continue reading

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NGC7023 – The Iris Nebula

As soon as the moon set I started shooting the Iris Nebula. I was able to get about 3 hours worth of data. If wind had not started blowing around 3 AM, I would have pretty much doubled the total … Continue reading

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M5

I went back to Anza on April 28th 2012 to test this OAG setup. Unfortunately and for the second time it didn’t work as planed. I will update my web page about the OAG soon for more details. But basically, … Continue reading

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M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy

After about two months of bad weather on the week-ends I was finally able to make it to Anza on April 20th 2012. I already knew I was going to shoot at M51 but I was pretty excited to test … Continue reading

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M81, M82 – Bode’s Galaxies

I wanted to fit M81 and M82 in the same frame and it’s actually what I did the first night I had the 8″ RC out. However, I wasn’t entirely satisfied with my framing (I didn’t expect M81’s faint arms … Continue reading

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M33 – The Triangulum Galaxy

I was finally able to go out to Anza for the AT8RC’s first light on 12/26. It was a pretty good night with no wind and a very clear sky. I started out with M33. I had tried M33 with … Continue reading

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