My Astro photos

Here are some astrophotos I took in the last one year. All DSO photos were captured with short subs and total integration times were not more than 40 mins and hence they lack detail. I don’t have the exact number of subs and total integration time for most of these photos. I’ll maintain a log for future photos.

Camera: Nikon D3500
Telescope: Konus Konusky 200
Software:
Preprocessing: PIPS
Stacking: Autostekkert for Solar Syatem objects and Deepsky Staker for DSOs
Post Processing: Registax for solar system objects. DSOs processed with PS and Siril.

I haven’t maintained a proper log (to document FPS, exposure, exactly what SW used to process etc) so far. But I’ll do it in future.

Triangulum Galaxy:

Integration time: Around 40 mins
Date: 28 July 2022

Whirlpool Galaxy:

Integration time: Around 40 mins

Ring Nebula:

Integration time: around 25 mins
Date: 20 July 2022

Orion Nebula:

Integration time: around 45 mins
Date: 15 April 2022

Stars removed:

More to come.

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Excellent @vijay :clap::clap::clap:

Jupiter and moon on 8 Oct 2022:

Moon: 4 Dec 2022
Camera: Nikon D3500
Sub: I think 320 msec
Total: 34 photos stacked

Moon Panorama:
Camera: ASI224MC
Frames: Almost 80000
Date 3 Mar 2023

The sun:
Camera: Nikon D3500
Single frame

Mars:
Camera: ASI224MC
Focal length: I don’t remember. Maybe 3000mm
Frames: Around 4000
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mars-wavelet

Camera: ASI224MC
Focal length: Between 4000 to 5000mm

Pleiades:

Camera: Nikon D3500
Sub: 30 sec
Total: I don’t remember
Focal length: 1000mm
The APS-C sensor couldn’t capture the whole thing.

Andromeda Galaxy:

Camera: Nikon D3500
Sub: 30 sec
Total: Around 40 mins
Focal length: 1000mm
Again, the APS-C sensor couldn’t capture the whole thing.

First thread updated with some minor info.

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Took these photos last night:

Details:

Konusky 200
EQ-5 mount with OnStep GoTo
Variable Barlow lens (2x Barlow lens on a variable eyepiece projection kit). 
Focal length: Around 3500 to 4000
ZWO ASI 224MC

Software:

Firecapture
PIPP
Registax
Autostakkert

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Amazing captures @vijay

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Good ones @vijay , it’s nice you’ve got ganymede as well with it and I immediately zoomed in to Saturn to see if you managed to capture any of the moons there, but in vain. Thanks for sharing.

Thanks @Thiyagarajan and @Gnana. Yesterday I was keen on capturing Saturn properly as it was my first time capturing Saturn with the 224MC. I tried capturing the other moons of Jupiter and I was able to capture Io:

In this one, I managed to capture Europa too:

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Took this on Sunday and derotated.

Details:

Konusky 200
EQ-5 mount with OnStep GoTo
Variable Barlow lens (2x Barlow lens on a variable eyepiece projection kit). 
Focal length: Around 3500 to 4000
ZWO ASI 224MC

Software:

Firecapture
PIPP
Registax
Autostakkert
Winjupos - derotation

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Another one along with Io.

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I couldn’t capture Saturn as it was behind clouds.

Moon close up:

Directly processed and stacked without PiPP.

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Moon crater Petavius. It looks oblong because of its position from earth. Taken on the same day as previous images.

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I just now calculated the focal length at which these images were taken. It seems to be around 4300mm. The reason I was not sure about it was I’m using a modified Barlow.

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That amazing @vijay ! That’s a long focal length!

This is what I’m using as a variable Barlow.
Camera connected to a variable eyepiece projection kit which, in turn is attached to a
2x Barlow.

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Captured on 16/10:

Camera: Nikon D3500 at 300mm on Camera lens. No telescope.
Exposure: 60s
Total: 56 subs. 56 mins.
Stacking: DSS
Post processing: Siril

M31 Andromeda galaxy, M32 and M110. Most stars removed.

More exposure time will get more detail.

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Captured on 1.11.2023, almost at opposition.
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Scope: Konusky 200
Focal length: Around 4130mm
Barlow: Celestron Omni 2x Barlow, modified.
Camera: ASI224MC
Stacking: DSS
Wavelets: Registax

I took the partial eclipse on 28.10.2023. It’s a panorama of 15 tiles. Converted to monochrome.

Scope: Konusky 200
Focal length: 1000mm
Camera: ASI224MC
Stacking: DSS
Wavelets: Registax
Stitching: Microsoft Image Composite Editor

Took this with DSLR.

Scope: Konusky 200
Focal length: 1000mm
Camera: Nikon D3500
Stacking: DSS
Wavelets: Registax

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