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For the last few years I've been having a go at astrophotography. Still a lot to learn, especially on the processing side. And more equipment to save up for. Below is a list of all the deep space images I've taken, most recent first. For a list sorted by type click here. The best ones are all available on My AstroBin Profile. Please don't steal anything here without permission (there are far better pictures of these things available elsewhere anyway).

Everything captured prior to 28 April 2020 was done with no flat calibration frames (I didn't have the equipment to take them easily) or bias frames (didn't know to take them). Many of these images were originally very poorly processed in Photoshop. The versions presented here were all very quickly reprocessed using StarTools in late August 2020.

All images here were captured with an Esprit 80ED apo refractor, AZ-EQ6 mount and an unmodified EOS600D DSLR. Data is stacked with DeepSkyStacker and processed in StarTools.

Date Main Identifier Other Identifiers Name Notes Links
2020-08-15
NGC 6523
NGC 6523
M8
The Lagoon Nebula Notes | DeepSkyStacker Log | StarTools Log Astrobin | Wikipedia
2020-08-15
IC 2944
IC 2944
C 100
Running Chicken Nebula This was just a quick test to see what it looked like.
Barely 1h30m integration time.
Notes | DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log
Wikipedia
2020-05-19
NGC 3372
NGC 3372
C 92
Eta Carina Nebula 10h24m integration time - the longest (by far) until this point.
First time taking an image over multiple nights.
Notes | DeepSkyStacker Log
Astrobin | Wikipedia
2020-04-28
NGC 2070
NGC 2070
Tarantula Nebula This was just a quick test to see what it looked like.
Only a little over 1 hour of integration time.
Notes | DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log
Astrobin | Wikipedia
Early un-calibrated (no flats or bias, limited or no darks) and very quickly processed images:
2020-04-26
NGC 3372
NGC 3372
C 92
Eta Carina Nebula DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2020-04-25
NGC 4594
NGC 4594
M104
Sombrero Galaxy DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2020-04-24
NGC 5236
NGC 5236
M83
Southern Pinwheel Galaxy DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2020-04-24
NGC 3532
NGC 3532
C 91
Wishing Well Cluster / The Pincushion Cluster DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2020-04-22
NGC 5128
NGC 5128
C 77
Centaurus A Notes | DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2020-04-11
NGC 3372
NGC 3372
C 92
Eta Carina Nebula DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2019-06-26
NGC 3372
NGC 3372
C 92
Eta Carina Nebula DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2019-01-05
NGC 5128
NGC 5128
C 77
Centaurus A DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2019-01-05
NGC 3532
NGC 3532
C 91
Wishing Well Cluster / The Pincushion Cluster DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2019-01-05
NGC 3372
NGC 3372
C 92
Eta Carina Nebula DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2019-01-05
NGC  104
NGC  104
C 106
47 Tucanae Notes | DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2019-01-04
NGC 1976
NGC 1976
M42
Orion Nebula Notes | DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2018-12-08
NGC  253
NGC  253
C 65
Sculptor Galaxy DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia
2018-10-06
NGC  253
NGC  253
C 65
Sculptor Galaxy Notes | DeepSkyStacker Log Wikipedia
2018-10-05
NGC   55
NGC   55
C 72
The Whale Galaxy DeepSkyStacker Log | APT Log Wikipedia