Category Archives: Nebulae

Nebulae

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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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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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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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IC1805 – The Heart Nebula

Here is another shot from my November 27th session: IC1805 the Heart Nebula. I spent over 2 hours on this target. I originally wanted to make a mosaic with the Soul Nebula but I would have had to sacrifice about … Continue reading

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NGC6960, NGC6979, NGC6992 – The Veil Complex

Not the most common target for the season but definitely one of my favorite. I wanted to start working on mosaic and based on preliminary work with Stellarium and the Ocular addon, the Veil Complex could be done with only 2 frames … Continue reading

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NGC2237 – The Rosette Nebula

Taken during my session of October 21st, about 2-3 hours before dawn on Oct. 22nd. Date: October 22nd 2011 Camera: Canon 500D Baader Modified and CP30T-EOS Cooled (Sensor maintained at 15 C – Exif temperature: 15 C) ISO: 1600 Exposures: … Continue reading

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IC434 – The Horsehead Nebula

I went to the OCA dark site in Anza, CA on October 21st with a pretty big list of targets for the night: M33, IC434 and NGC2237… I was hoping I could at least spend 2 hours on each target. … Continue reading

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M42 – The Great Orion Nebula

09/30/2011. After shooting M45 – The Pleiades for about 2 hours I moved to M42 – The Great Orion Nebula for about 2 hours also. The core is very, very bright and decided to scale down my exposures from 60 … Continue reading

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