IC2944, The running chicken nebula (30 March 2014, Sutherland, South Africa) IC2944, The Running Chicken Nebula, is located in the constellation Centaurus. To image this I used the 8” Orion Astrograph and Canon 60Da. The light gathering capabilities of the scope at F/3,9 is a pleasure to work with, but left me with a very […]
With clear nights limited during my summer months I took the opportunity to image the Carina Nebula from home with a gap in the clouds. Unfortunately imaging time was limited on this as I could only photograph it from 2am onwards, with sunrise before 5am and clouds at 4am…. and light pollution in the mix. […]
M42 is a glorious mix of diffuse nebula and one of the the brightest nebulae in the sky. It’s a wonderful target for novice and experienced imagers as there’s always more data and detail to find. It’s easy to capture – but difficult to master.
The Helix Nebula NGC 7293, large planetary nebula in Aquarius
When I started astrophotography, I never really understood the huge impact light pollution (LP) had on astro pics. That quickly changed when it became the bane of my existence, the thing that stood between me an superb photos. A lot of beginners rarely consider this, and therefore many novice scopes become great collectors of dust. […]