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This is the building area for the newest images we will be adding to the Showcase. This is just for proofing and the next step is to add the information to our database for the final rendering.  

M8  by Arun HegdeM8 - Lagoon Nebula
MAS F-Scope: Stellarvue SVQ100 F5.8 Astrograph, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. Ha: 20x300", OIII: 15x300". Total: 2.9 hrs. Process: TSX, PHD2, SGP, PixInsight. Full res/info at Astrobin. Jul. 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

North American / Pelican Nebula by Gabe ShaunghnessyNorth American / Pelican Nebula
Scope: Rokinon 135mm @ f/2.8, Camera: QSI690-wsg8. Ha: 20x5', OIII: 22x5'. Total: 3.5 hours. Process: Voyager, APCC, Pixinsight. Full res/info at Astrobin.
Jul. 2019
Photo by: Gabe Shaughnessy

M27 by Mike BauerM27 - Dumbbell Nebula
Scope: Astro Tech AT72ED II, Camera: Unmodified Canon T6 at 1600 ISO. Exp: 60X45 sec. Process: Astro Pixel Processor, GIMP.
Jun. 2019
Photo by: Jim Bakic

M8 by Paul BorchardtM8 - Lagoon Nebula
Scope: Stellarvue SVQ100, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. Ha: 30x300", OIII: 30x300", SII: 30x300". Total: 7.5 hours. Process: SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Photoshop CC. Full info/res at Astrobin. Jul. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

Pelican Nebula by Paul BorchardtIC 5070 Pelican Nebula
Scope: Stellarvue SVQ100, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. Ha: 42x300", OIII: 80x300", SII: 42x300". Total: 13.6 hours. Process: SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Photoshop CC. Full info/res at Astrobin. Jul. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M39 by Gabe ShaunghnessyM39
Scope: TMB130SS @ f/5, Camera: QHY16200A, RGB: 5x3min each. Total: 45 minutes. Process: Voyager, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight. Full res/info at Astrobin.
Jul. 2019
Photo by: Gabe Shaughnessy

The Sun by Jeff KraehnkeThe Sun
Scope: Lunt 80mm double stack. Camera: QHY5LIII Mono Camera. Lucky imaging. Process: Autostakkert2! and Photoshop.
Jul. 2019.
Photo: Jeff Kraehnke

M16  by Arun HegdeM16 - Eagle Nebula
Scope: Stellarvue SVX 080T-3SV, Camera: Canon 7D Mark II (unmodified) at ISO 1600. Exp: 49X120". Total: 98 minutes. Process: SGP, BYE, PixInsight. Full res/info at Astrobin. Jul. 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

Antares Region  by Arun HegdeAntares Region with M4 - Widefield
Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV, Lens: Canon 135 mm f/2L @ f/2.5. ISO 400. Exp: 20X90 seconds. Process: PixInsight. Full res/info at Astrobin.
Jul. 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

M24 by Paul BorchardtM24 Widefield
Scope: William Optics Red Cat 51, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. Lum: 30X60", RGB: 20X60" each. Total: 1.5 hours. Process: SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Photoshop CC. Jun. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

Antares Region with M4 by Paul BorchardtAntares Region with M4 - Widefield
Scope: William Optics Red Cat 51, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. Lum: 30X60", RGB: 20X60" each. Total: 1.5 hours. Process: SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Photoshop CC. Jun. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M8 and M20 by Mike BauerM8 & M20 - Lagoon & Trifid Nebulas
Scope: Astrotech AT72ED II, Camera: Unmodified Canon T6, Exp: 60, 25 second at ISO 1600. Process: Astro Pixel Processor, GIMP.
Jun. 2019
Photo by: Jim Bakic

NGC7000 and IC 5070 by Paul BorchardtNGC 7000 and IC 5070 - North American / Pelican Nebula
Scope: William Optics Red Cat 51, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. Ha: 30x300", OIII: 30x300", SII: 30x300". Total: 7.5 hrs. Process: SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, PS CC. Full info/res at Astrobin. Jun. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

NGC 6888  by Shubhendu SadhukhanNGC 6888 - Crescent Nebula
Scope: Meade 6inch F5 Reflector, Camera: Canon T3i Astro Mod + Tec Cooled, ISO1600. Ha: 20X6', OIII: 24X6'. Total: 4 hrs, 24 min. RGB stars.
Jun. 2019
Photo by: Shubhendu Sadhukha

M16 -Eagle Nebula by Paul BorchardtM16 - Eagle Nebula
Scope: Stellarvue SVQ100, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. Ha: 42x300", OIII: 40x300", SII: 38x300". Total: 10 hours. Process: SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Photoshop CC. Full info/res at Astrobin. Jun. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M3 by Shubhendu SadhukhanM3
Scope: Meade 6inch F5 Reflector, Camera: Canon T3i Astro Mod @ ISO1600. 60X1 min. Total: 60 minutes.
Jun. 2019
Photo by: Shubhendu Sadhukha

Omega Nebula  by Arun HegdeNGC 6618 - Omega Nebula
Scope: Stellarvue SVX080T-3SV, Camera: Canon 7D Mark II at ISO1600. Exp: 65X120". Total: 130 min. Process: SGP, PixInsight, BYE, PHD2. Full res/info at Astrobin. Jun. 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

IC1318  by Gabe ShaunghnessyIC 1318 - The Butterfly Nebula
Scope: TMB130SS @ f/5, Camera: QHY16200A, Ha: 11x15', OIII: 10x15', SII: 6x15'. Total: 6.8 hrs. Process: Voyager, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight. Full res/info at Astrobin.
Jun. 2019
Photo by: Gabe Shaughnessy

M13 by Arun HegdeM13 - Hercules Cluster
Scope: SVX080T-3SV, Camera: 7D Mark II at ISO 800. Exposures: 45X60 sec. Total: 45 min. Process: BYE, SGP, PixInsight.
Jun. 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

M17  by Shubhendu SadhukhanM17
Scope: Meade 6inch F5 Reflector, Imaging Camera: Canon T3i Astro Mod. Ha & OIII: 16X6" at ISO1600. RGB: 30X1" each at ISO800. Total: 3 hrs, 42 min.
Jun. 2019
Photo by: Shubhendu Sadhukha

M83 by Tom SchmidtkunzM83
Imaged remote from New South Wales. Scope: Planewave 20" f/4.4. Camera: FLI-PL09000 CCD. Exp - L:3X3', RGB: 3x3' each. Total: 36 minutes. Process: Nebulosity, Adobe Elements. Jun. 2019
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

Iris Nebula  by Shubhendu SadhukhanNGC 7023 - Iris Nebula
Scope: Meade 6inch F5 Reflector, Camera: DSLR at ISO 800. 26 exposures at 6 min each. Total: 2 hrs, 36 min.
Jun. 2019
Photo by: Shubhendu Sadhukha

M101 by Jason DoyleM101 - Pinwheel Galaxy 
Scope :Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED, Camera: ZWO ASI 178MC-Cool. Exp: 20x180". Total: 1.0 hours. Process: SGC, DSD, Photoshop CC. Full res at Astrobin.
Jun. 2019
Photo by: Jason Doyle

M81 and M82 by Mike BauerM81 & M82
Scope: AT72ED II. Camera: Unmodified Canon T6 at ISO 1600. Exp: 31X30 sec. Process: Astro Pixel Processor.
Jun. 2019
Photo by: Jim Bakic

Aurora from plane by Nolan ZadraAurora From a Jet
Aurora from a jet flying over Baffin Island, Canada.

Jun. 2019
Photo by: Nolan Zadra

The Sun by Jeff KraehnkeThe Sun
Scope: MAS Solar Scope, Lunt 80mm double stack. Camera: QHY5LIII Mono Camera. Lucky imaging. Process: Autostakkert2! and Photoshop.
Jun. 2019.
Photo: Jeff Kraehnke

The Sun by Jeff KraehnkeThe Sun
Scope: MAS Solar Scope, Lunt 80mm double stack. Camera: QHY5LIII Mono Camera. Lucky imaging, best 50% of 2000 frames. Process: Autostakkert2! and Photoshop. Full res/info at Astrobin. Jun. 2019.
Photo: Jeff Kraehnke

M13 by Mike BauerM13 - Hercules Cluster
Scope: Celestron C14 Schmidt-Cassegrain @ f/11. Camera: DSLR at ISO 2400. Exp: 25X30 sec.
May 2019
Photo by: Mike Bauer

M44  by Arun HegdeM44 - Beehive Cluster
Scope: Stellarvue SVX080T-3SVm, Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV, ISO 800, Exp: 50X60 sec. Process: SGP, BYE, PixInsight. Full res/info at Astrobin.
May 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

IC 1396 - Elephant's Trunk NebulaIC 1396 - Elephant's Trunk Nebula 
Canon 200mm lens, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM, Ha=29x5', OIII=30x5', and SII=32x5'. Total 7.6 hrs. Processing: PHD2, Sequence Generator Pro, Pixinsight, and Photoshop CC. Full info/res at Astrobin. Nov. 2018
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

The Moon by John AsztalosThe Moon
Taken on May 11, 2019.  Camera: CanonT3i, ISO 200. Scope: Brandon 94mm/ 640mm fl single exposure, 1/500sec. Processed in PS.
May 2019
Photo by: John Asztalos

Markarian's Chain by Tamas Kriska and Jeff KraehnkeMarkarian's Chain
Scope: FScope - Stellarvue SVQ100 F5.8, ZWO ASI 1600 Pro MM. L: 15X5', RGB: 8X5'. Total: 115 minutes.
May 2019.
Data: Tamas Kriska. Processing: Jeff Kraehnke

Markarian's Chain by Arun HegdeMarkarian's Chain
Camera: Canon EOS 5D Mark IV. Lens: 400mm f/5.6L @ f/5.6, ISO1600. 160X90". Total: 4 hours. Process: SGP, BYE, Pixinsight, Lightroom. Full res/info at Astrobin.
May 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

M51  by Shubhendu SadhukhanM51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
Scope: Meade 6inch F5 Reflactor + 2X TC. Camera: Canon T3i Astro Mod @ ISO1600. Exp: 140X2.5'. Total: 5hrs 50min. May 2019
Photo by: Shubhendu Sadhukha

M100 by Arun HegdeM100 and SN2019ehk
Imaged from Kitt Peak. Scope: TEC 140 f/7, Camera: ASI 1600 mm-c. Exposure - L: 50x180", RGB: 50x 60" each. Total: 3hr 20min. Process: PixInsight. Full res/info at Astrobin. May 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

NGC 5128 - Centaurus A by Tom SchmidtkunzNGC 5128 - Centaurus A
Imaged remote from New South Wales. Scope: Planewave 20" f/4.4. Camera: FLI-PL09000 CCD. L:3x3', RGB: 3X3' each. Total: 36 minutes. Process: Nebulosity, Adobe Elements. May 2019
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

Milky Way over Kitt Peak by Arun HegdeMilky Way with Jupiter and Saturn from Kitt Peak
Camera: 5D Mark IV. Lens: Canon 35mm f/1.4L II wide open. ISO 1600. 13 exp. at 60 sec. each. Process: Pixnsight.
May 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

Milky Way over Kitt Peak by Arun HegdeMilky Way over Kitt Peak
Camera: 5D Mark IV. Lens: Canon 35mm f/1.4L II wide open and tracked for the stars. 60 second exposure.
May 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

M13 by Jason DoyleM13 - Hercules Cluster 
Scope: Sky-Watcher Evostar 72ED. Camera: ZWO ASI 178MC-Cool. Frames: 120x60". Total: 2.0 hours. Process: SharpCap Pro 3.1, Photoshop CC. Full res at Astrobin. May 2019
Photo by: Jason Doyle

Leo Triplet by Arun HegdeLeo Triplet
Camera: Canon 7D Mark II. Lens: 400mm f/5.6L. Exp: 56x180" at f/6.3 and ISO 1600. Total: 168 min. Process: SGP, BYE, PHD2, PixInsight, Lightroom. Full res/info at Astrobin. May 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

M51 by Jason DoyleM51 - Whirlpool Nebula 
Scope: ES 152mm Comet Hunter Maksutov-Newtonian. Camera: ZWO ASI 178MC-Cool. Exp: 40x180". Total: 2.0 hrs. Process: SGP, DSS, Photoshop CC. Full res at Astrobin. Apr. 2019
Photo by: Jason Doyle

M44 by Jim BakicM44 - Beehive Cluster 
Scope: AstroTech AT72ED II. Camera: Unmodified Canon T6 @ ISO1600. 20 exposures of 25 sec each. Total: 8.3 minutes @ ISO 1600. Process: Nebulosity.
May 2019
Photo by: Jim Bakic

Lowers Nebula by Paul BorchardtSH2-261 - Lowers Nebula
Scope: Stellarvue SVQ-100, Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM Cooled. Ha: 30x300", OIII: 24x300", S2: 24x300". Total: 6.5 hrs. Process: SGP, Pixinsight. Full info/res at Astrobin. Apr. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

Mercury in Daylight by Russ BlankenburgMercury in Daylight

Scope: MAS A-Scope, 12.5" f/9 reflector, Skyris 618C.
Apr. 2019
Photo by: Russ Blankenburg

Jupiter by Lee KeithJupiter - Apr 24-25, 2019
Scope: 180mm Maksutov–Cassegrain, Camera: NexImage5 & NexImage Burst Mono cameras with ADC. Process: AutoStakkert2 & Registax & Photoshop. Apr. 2019
Photo: Lee Keith

M81 and M82 by Jason DoyleM81 and M82 
Scope: Sky-Watcher Evostar 72, Camera: ZWO ASI 178MC-Cool. Total Exp: 2hrs. Process: Deep Sky Stacker 4.1.1, SharpCap Pro 3.1, Photoshop CC. Full res at Astrobin.
Apr. 2019
Photo by: Jason Doyle

M37 by Jason DoyleM37 
Scope: ES152mm Comet Hunter Mak-Newt, Camera: ZWO ASI 178MC-Cool. Process: SharpCap Pro 3.1, Adobe Photoshop CC.
Apr. 2019
Photo by: Jason Doyle

Winter Triangle from the Observatory  by Shubhendu SadhukhanThe Winter Triangle from the Observatory
Sky: 14 Subs of 4min each @24mm ISO800 F5.6; Tracked with SW Star Adventurar Foreground: 3 Sub of 8min each @24mm ISO400 F4
Apr. 2019
Photo by: Shubhendu Sadhukha

M35 and NGC2158 by Jeff KraehnkeM35 and NGC2158
Scope: FScope - Stellarvue SVQ100 F5.8, ZWO ASI 1600 Pro MM. RGB: 15X60 sec. Total: 45 minutes. Full res/info at Astrobin.
Apr. 2019.
Processing: Jeff Kraehnke

M87 Black Hole Jet by Paul BorchardtM87 Black Hole Jet
Scope: Stellarvue SVQ100 F5.8 Astrograph, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. LRGB image. Process: SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Photoshop CC.
Apr. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M87 Black Hole Jet  by Gabe ShaunghnessyM87 Black Hole Jet
Scope: TMB Optical TMB92SS, Camera: QSI 683wsg-8, L: 72x300". Total: 6.0 hours. Process: Seqence Generator Pro, PixInsight. Full res/info at Astrobin.
Apr. 2019
Photo by: Gabe Shaughnessy

Crescent Moon by Jeff KraehnkeWaxing Crescent Moon
Scope: Stellarvue SVA130T-IS f/5, Camera: QSI 690WSG-8. 50% of the best 800 frames. Process: Autostakkert. Full res/info at Astrobin.
Apr. 2019.
Processing: Jeff Kraehnke

M81 & M82 by Arun HegdeM81 & M82
Camera: Canon 7D Mark II, Lens: 400mm f/5.6L @ f/6.3, ISO 1600. 62X100" and 37X150". Total: 3 hrs. 15 min. Process: SGP, BYE, PixInsight, Adobe Lightroom. Full res/info at Astrobin. Apr. 2019
Photo by: Arun Hegde

NGC 5139 - Omega Centauri by Tom SchmidtkunzNGC 5139 - Omega Centauri
Remotely imaged in Australia. Scope: 20" Planewave, f4.5. LRGB: 3 min. each. Total: 12 minutes. Process: DSS, Nebulosity, Digital Development.
Apr. 2019
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

Thor's Helmet by Kriska, Keszler, and AndristNGC 2359 - Thor's Helmet Nebula
Scope: Celestron EdgeHD 14, Camera: SBIG STT-8300, Ha: 8X30', OIII: 8X30'. Total: 8 hrs. Process: SkyX, Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley. Full res/info at Astrobin. Apr. 2019
Data: Tamas Kriska & Agnes Keszler. Processing: Chad Andrist

Flaming Star Nebula by Paul BorchardtIC 405 - Flaming Star Nebula
Scope: Stellarvue SVQ100 F5.8, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. Ha: 48x300", SII: 37x300", L: LUM: 45x60", R: 45x30", G: 45x30", B: 45x30". Total: 9.0 hours. Process: SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Photoshop CC.Full info/res at Astrobin.Apr. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

NGC 2174 - Monkey Head Nebula by Agnes Keszler and Jeff KraehnkeNGC 2174 - Monkey Head  Nebula
Scope: FScope - Stellarvue SVQ100 F5.8, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. H-alpha/OIII (HOO) 15x5', RGB 15x1'. Process: PixInsight and Photoshop. Full res/info at Astrobin. Mar. 2018.
Data: Agnes Keszler, Processing: Jeff Kraehnke

M65 and M66 by Paul BorchardtM65, M66, and NGC 3628
Scope: Stellarvue SVQ100 F5.8 Astrograph, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. Lum: 60x60", R:45x30", G: 45x30", B: 45x30". Total: 2.12 hours. Process: SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Photoshop CC. Full info/res at Astrobin. Mar. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M81 and M82 by Paul BorchardtM81 and M82
Scope: Stellarvue SVQ100 F5.8 Astrograph, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Cool. Ha: 24x300", Lum: 60x60", R:45x30", G: 45x30", B: 45x30". Total: 4.12 hours. Process: SGP, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Photoshop CC. Full info/res at Astrobin. Mar. 2019
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

Orion Region  by Gabe ShaunghnessyOrion Region
Lens: Rokinon 135mm @ f/2.8, Camera: Nikon D610, ISO: 800. 27X20 sec. each. Total: 9 min. Process: Pixinsight. Full res/info at Astrobin.
Mar. 2019
Photo by: Gabe Shaughnessy

Monkey Head Nebula by Joshua AcostaNGC 2174 - Monkey Head Nebula
Scope: TMB 130ss AT Reducer, Camera: ZWO 1600MM, Ha: 24X5', OIII: 12X5'. Total: 3 hours. Process: PHD2, SGP, Quick Photoshop.
Mar. 2019
Photo by: Joshua Acosta

NGC 3372 - Eta Carinae by Tom SchmidtkunzNGC 3372 - Eta Carinae
Remotely imaged in Australia. Scope: FSQ 106 TAK refractor. 8X5 min. exposures. Total: 40 minutes. Process: DSS, Nebulosity, Digital Development.
Mar. 2019
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz
Total Lunar Eclipse - Partial Phase by Shariff AttayaTotal Lunar Eclipse
Scope: Evolution 8 (8 inch SCT), Camera: ZWO ASI294. Processing: Autostakkert, MS Image Composite Editor.
Jan. 20, 2019
Photo by: Shariff Attaya

Total Lunar Eclipsed Moon by John AsztalosTotal Lunar Eclipse - Beginning Phase
Camera: Canon T3i, Scope: 94 mm Brandon, 640mm, f/6.8. Single exposure.
Jan. 20, 2019
Photo by: John Asztalos