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NGC 6946 - Fireworks Galaxy and Supernova SN2017eaw by Chad AndristNGC 6946 - Fireworks Galaxy and Supernova SN2017eaw
Scope: TPO 8" RC, Camera: ASI1600mmc, L: 22x180s, R: 20x180s, G: 19x180s, B: 18x180s, Total: 4 hours. Processing in Pixinsight.
May 28-29, 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy by Gabe ShaugnnessyM51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
LRGB - Scope: TMB130SS, Camera: QSI690-wsg8. 5 hrs total exp. L: 18x5min, RGB: 14x5min each. Software: SGP, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight.
May 2017
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

M101 / Pinwheel Galaxy by Chad AndristM101 / The Pinwheel Galaxy
Scope: 8" TPO RC. ASI1600MMC cooled CMOS mono camera. Total exp: 3.1 hours. Ha: 5x360s, 3x120s / L: 2x30s, 1x60s, 9x180s / R: 2x60s, 1x90s, 1x180s, 9x240s / G: 2x60s, 1x90s, 9x240s / B: 2x60s, 1x90s, 9x240s.  May 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

M81 / 82  by Paul BorchardtM81 & M82
F-Scope, HyperStar at f/1.9 Canon T5 DSLR. 150 min. exp, 60X150 sec. Processed in Nebulosity and Photoshop.
April 2017
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M51 by Chad AndristM51 / The Whirlpool Nebula
Scope: 8" TPO RC. ASI1600MMC cooled CMOS mono camera. Total exp: 1.3 hours. L:15x30s, R:14x60s, G:15x60s, B:15x60s, Ha:14x120s.
March 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

Markarian's Chain by Gabe ShaugnnessyMarkarian's Chain
Scope: TMB92SS (w/ reducer for 400mm FL), Camera: QSI683-wsg8, Guide Camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar, Mount: Mach1 GTO, RGB: 18x5min each, 6 hrs total exposure.
March 2017
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

The Leo Triplet by Gabe ShaugnnessyThe Leo Triplet
Scope: TMB130SS, Camera: QSI683-wsg8, Guide Camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar, Mount: Mach1 GTO L: 8x5min, RGB: 8x5min each, 2.7 hrs total exposure.
March 2017
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

M81  by Jeff Krahnke and Clark BrizendineM81 - Bode's Galaxy
From the MAS Observatory. Scope: Stellarvue SVA130T w/ 0.72 FR/FF resulting in f/5. Camera: ZWO 178MC-Cooled one-shot-color CCD. Exposure: 160 min. 16 images @ 10min each.  Processing done in Pixinsight.
February 2017
Data: Jeff Kraehnke, Processing: Clark Brizendine

M33 by Paul Borchardt and Clark BrezindineM33 - Triangulum Galaxy  

F-scope, Canon T5 DSLR and a light pollution filter. 30 exposures at 3 minutes each for a total of 1.5 hours. Processing was done with Pixinsight. 
December 2016
Data: Paul Borchardt, Processing: Clark Brizendine

M51  by Paul BorchardtM51 - Whirlpool Galaxy
B-Scope. Canon T3i at ISO 1600. Total exposure: 45 minutes. 60 exposures at 45 seconds each. Stacking done in Nebulosity and processing done in both Nebulosity and Photoshop.
July 2016
Photo: Paul Borchardt

NGC 283  by Paul BorchardtNGC 283
F-Scope (Celestron C14 SC with a HyperStar), Canon T5 DSLR at ISO 1600, light pollution filter.  Total exposure: 51 minutes. 51 exposures at 60 seconds each. Stacking done in Nebulosity and processing done in both Nebulosity and Photoshop.
November 2016
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M33 - Triangulm Galaxy  by Chad Andrist / Nolan ZadraM33 - Triangulum Galaxy
Scope: Explore Scientific 127ED f/7.5 triplet, Camera: SBIG 8300c OSC CCD. Exp: 2 hours. Pre and post processing in Pixinsight.
November 2016
Data by Nolan Zadra, Data & Processing: Chad Andrist

Andromeda Galaxy  by Chad AndristM31, M32, and M110
Canon 60D modified through Stellarvue SV80ST CF triplet, no guiding. 64x120s @ 800ISO in Sequence Generator Pro. Flats taken in Backyard EOS. No darks or bias. Pre and post processing in Pixinsight, Adobe Lightroom.
October 2016
Photo: Chad Andrist

M33 by Paul BorchardtM33   

F-scope, Canon T5 DSLR and a light pollution filter. 30 exposures at 3 minutes each for a total of 1.5 hours. Processing was done with Nebulosity and Photoshop. 
October 2016
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M31, M32, and M110 by Paul BorchardtM31, M32, and M110   
Canon T3i DSLR with a Canon 400mm F5.6 telephoto lens piggyback on B-scope. Single frame. 18 exposures at three minutes each. 51 minutes total exposure. Stacking done in Nebulosity and processing in Nebulosity and Photoshop.
October 2016
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M33 - The Triangulum Galaxy  by Gabe ShaugnnessyM33 - The Triangulum Galaxy
Scope: TMB130SS, Camera: QSI683-wsg8, Guide Camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar, Mount: Mach1 GTO, L: 23x10min, RGB: 13x5min each, 7.1 hrs total exposure.
September 2016
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

NGC7331 - Deer Lick Galaxy and Stephan's Quintet  by Gabe ShaugnnessyNGC7331 - Deer Lick Galaxy and Stephan's Quintet

Scope: TMB130SS, Camera: QSI683-wsg8, Guide Camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar, Mount: Mach1 GTO, L: 19x10min, RGB: 12x5min each, 6.3 hrs total exp.
September 2016
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

M31  by Gabe ShaugnnessyM31, M32, & M110 - Andromeda Galaxy 
Mosaic. Scope: TMB92SS, Camera: QSI683-wsg8, Guide Camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar, Mount: Mach1 GTO, L: 33x5min, RGB: 56x5min total, 7.4 hrs total exposure.
Aug 2016
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

NGC6946  by Gabe ShaugnnessyNGC6946 - Fireworks Galaxy 
Scope: Edge 925HD, Camera: QSI683-wsg8, Guide Camera: Starlight Xpress Ultrastar, Mount: Mach1 GTO, L: 17x10min, RGB: 8x5min each, 4.8 hrs total exposure
Aug 2016
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

M101  by Gabe ShaugnnessyM101 - Pinwheel Galaxy 
Scope: 8" 800mm Vixen Newtonian, Integration: L: 6x120s 1x1 binning, RGB: 6x120s 2x2 binning each, Total 48 minutes, all subs dithered using SGP/PHD 2.6 with an SX Lodestar as the guidecam and an Orion 50mm scope.
Aug 2016
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

M51 - Whirlpool Nebula  by Chad AndristM51 - Whirlpool Nebula 
Scope: Vixen R200ss, Guiding: SX Lodestar on Orion 50mm mini scope, Mount: Celestron CGE, Camera: QSI660WSG-8, Filters: Astrodon Series 2 LRGB, Acquisition: Sequence Generator Pro, Pre/post process in Pixinsight. Data: L: 11x120s 1x1, R: 9x120s 2x2, G: 6x120s 2x2, B: 6x120s 2x2. Aug 2016
Photo: Chad Andrist

M82 - Images by Tom Schmidtzkunz, processing by Chad AndristM81
Remote NM. Planewave CDK 431mm f/4.5, Cam: FLI-PL6303E, L:9x300s, RGB:3x300s, Apr 2016
Image: Tom Schmidtkunz
Processed by  Chad Andrist

M63 by Gabe ShaughnessyM63 - Sunflower Galaxy
Celestron Edge HD925, QSI683-wsg8, L: 17x5min, R: 9x5min, G: 10x5min, B: 8x5min. 3.7 hrs exp. July 2016
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy


NGC 4565 and Asteroid 452 OlympiaNGC 4565 & 452 Olympia
Time lapse video o NGC 4565 with asteroid 452 Olympia in the field. Also, a couple of jets. June 2015
Video: Gabe Shaughnessy

NGC 4565 by Gabe ShaughnessyNGC 4565
Scope: Celestron Edge HD926 SCT, QSI683-wsg8, L:8x5min, RGB:12x5 min, 2X2 binning.
June 2016
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy


M106 field by Chad AndristM106 Field
SV80ST f/4.8 w/ reducer, Cam: QSI660WSG-8, Total: 75 min, L:5x5min, RGB:5X2min ea, Ha:4X5min, Apr 2016
Photo: Chad Andrist

M81 M82 Chad AndristM81 & M82
80mm refractor at 480mm FL Exp: 14x60s RGB, 14x120s L, Ha
May 2016
Photo: Chad Andrist


M81 / M82 by Gabe ShaughnessyM81 & M82
Scope: TMB92SS at f/4.4, Camera: QSI683-wsg8, L:12x5min, RGB:8x5min each.
Mar 2016
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

NGC 3718 - Tom SchmidtkunzNGC 3718
Remote from NM.
Camera:  FLI-PL6303E
Mar 2016
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz



M101 and NGC5474  - Paul BorchardtM101 & NGC 5474
F-Scope, HyperStar at f/1.9 Canon T5 DSLR. 30 min. exposure, 12X150 sec.
Mar 2016
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M81 & M82  - Paul BorchardtM81 & M82
F-Scope, HyperStar at f/1.9 Canon T5 DSLR. 52.5 min. exp, 21X150 sec. Mar 2016
Photo by: Paul Borchardt


NGC9646NGC 9646
G-Scope, STM-8300 Camera, 
LRGB: 2x30min each 1x1
Jan 2016
Photo: Jeff Kraehnke

Markarians Chain - Scott JamiesonMarkarian's Chain- M84/M86
7.5 in f/5.3 Mak / Newtonian, ST8300M camera. 48 min total exp. 6X480 sec. frames.
Feb 2016
Photo by: Scott Jamieson


NGC253 by Frank KenneyNGC 253
Remotely imaged, Planewave CDK700m, Finger Lakes PL09000 CCD.
Dec 2015
Photo by: Frank Kenney

NGC 253NGC 253
Remote from NM. Planewave 431mm, FLI imager, 9L, 3R, 3B, 3G, 300 sec each.
Nov 2015
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz



M33M33
F-Scope, Hyperstar at f/1.9
Canon T5 DSLR.
Oct 2015
Processed by: Steve Volp

M33M33
TOA-130F, f/5.3, STF-8300M. LRGB. Total exp: 4.0 hrs (6X10 min for each band.)
Oct. 2015.
Photo: Dennis Roscoe


NGC 7331, G-Scope Test, Scott JamiesonNGC 7331
Test RGB image, G-Scope
3 60 second exposures
Oct. 2014
Photo by Scott Jamieson

NGC 263NGC 253
Celestron 11 with HyperStar. Atik 460 camera, 300 & 360 sec exposures.
Sep. 2013
Photo by Dennis Horvath


M100 RGBM100
Z-Scope, RBG image.
Combined in Nebulosity.
June 2014

Photo by: Scott Jamieson

NGC 891NGC 891
Remotely imaged from New Mexico Skies, TAK TOA-150 with ST-8300C camera. 18x 5 min exposures. Mar 2014.

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz


Supernova in M82Supernova in M82
B-Scope, prime focus, Canon 40D DSLR camera. 15 1 minute exposures.
Jan 2014
Photo by: Michael Smiley

Supernova in M82Supernova in M82
B-Scope, prime focus, Canon 60D DSLR camera. 40 1 minute exp at ISO1600.
Jan 2014
Photo by: Tamas Kriska


M82 before SupernovaM82 Before Supernova
TOA-130F, f/5.3, STF-8300M. Unfiltered, 7 5 min. exposures.
Jun 2013
Photo by: Dennis Roscoe

Supernova in M82Supernova in M82
TOA-130F, f/5.3, STF-8300M. Unfiltered, 7 5 min exposes.
Jan 2014
Photo by: Dennis Roscoe


NGC 891NGC 891
Z-Scope, First RGB image from the reconfigured scope.  Each color 300 seconds, combined with Nebulosity. Dec 2013
Photo by: Scott Jamieson

Supernova in M82Supernova in M82
LX 200 with a SBIG ST9 camera. Single unfiltered 40 second exposure.
Jan 2014

Photo by: Rudy Poklar


NGC 7331NGC 7331
Remotely imaged from NM. Takahashi TOA-150 scope, SBIG ST-8300C camera, combination of 9 5 minute exp, Sep 2013

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

NGC 253NGC 253 - Sculptor Galaxy
Remotely from NM. Takahashi TOA-150 refractor, SBIG ST-8300C camera. 10 x 5 minute shots combined. Nov 2013

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz


M 104M104
B-scope, prime focus with a Canon 60D DSLR. 16x30sec exps at ISO800 using using Deep Sky Stacker. PP in PS. Nov 2013
Photo by: Tamas Kriska

NGC 253Sculptor Galaxy - NGC 253
B-Scope, Canon 60D DSLR, 32x1min exp at ISO1600.
Nov 2013
Photo by: Tamas Kriska


M63M63
Remote from NM. TAK Epsilon 250 on Paramount mount. 144 minutes exposure: L 9x360s, (1:1), R,G,B, 6 x 300s (2:2). SBIG ST-10XMEZ" Scope.  May 2012
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

M 51M51
Remote from NM. TAK Epsilon 250 10" refl, SBIG ST8XE camera, 5 hrs exp = L (6 x 600sec binned 1:1, + 4 hrs L contributed by a friend), R, G, B (4 x 300sec, binned 2:2). May 2011
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz



M17 - Swan NebulaM31 / M32
Remotely from NM. FSQ 106 TAK refr at F/5. STL-11000M ABG camera. 2 hr exp, 10 6 min Lum exp (1:1), and R, G, B in sets of 4 5 min binned (2:2). Dec 2010

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

M81M81
Remotely from NM. TAK TOA-150 refr, FLI ML8300 camera. 6 15 minute exp with a single shot color camera. Feb 2010

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz


M101M101
Remotely from NM. TAK Epsilon 250, 2 hrs exposure, 6 x 10 min luminence, R, G, B each 4 x 5 min, binned 2:2, Jun 2010

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

M109M109
Remote from NM.1 05 min exp (7x15). SBIG 4020 camera, Takahashi FRC 300 on Paramount mount. May 2008

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz


M106M106
Remote from New Mexico Skies, 76x15 min exposures, FRC300, SBIG 4020CM camera.
Apr 2008

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

M66M66
Remote from New Mexico Skies. 7x15min exposure. FRC 300TAK, SBIG 4020, Paramount ME.  Apr 2008

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz


NGC 4565 - Tom SchmidtkunzNGC 4565
Remote from New Mexico Skies. FRC 300 on Paramount ME mount, SBIG 4020 camera, 7x15min exp. Apr 2008

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

M63M63
Remote from New Mexico Skies. 6x15 min exp, FRC300 with SBIG 4020CM camera.
Apr 2008

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz


NGC 3190NGC 3190
Remote from New Mexico Skies. 7x15 min exp, FRC300 with SBIG 4020CM camera.
Apr 2008
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

M65M65
Remote from New Mexico Skies. 6x15min exposure. FRC 300TAK, SBIG 4020, Paramount ME.  Apr 2008
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz


M-51M51
ST9 B scope 20 @ 30 sec. red & green, 28 @ 30 sec. blue
2001-06-16

Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M-81M81
April 28, 2003

Photo by: Steve Diesso


NGC 2371NGC 2371

Photo by: Steve Diesso

NGC 4217NGC 4217

Photo by: Steve Diesso


NGC 7331NGC 7331

Photo by: Steve Diesso

M-51 and NGC 5195M51 and NGC 5195
F3 photo of M51 through Z scope. It is a combination of 3 X20 second exposures
2002
Photo by: Scott Jamieson


M-101 (NGC 5457)M101 - NGC 5457
"B" scope, f/7.4, and ST9, 300 sec. 15 of 20
2000 Jun 3 MAS Observatory

Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M-51 (NGC 5194) and NGC 5195M51 - NGC 5194 and NGC 5195
"B" scope, f/7.4, and ST9, 300 sec, 15 of 20
MAS Observatory 2000 Jun 3

Photo by: Paul Borchardt


M-63 (NGC 5055)M63 (NGC 5055)
"B" scope, f/7.4, and ST9, 240sec, 12 of 20
MAS Observatory 2000 Jun 3

Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M-106M106

Photo by: Steve Diesso


M-109M109
ST9 B scope 240 sec. 16 of 15
2001-03-28

Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M-31M31
New Mexico Skies in October, 2006
STL11000 SBIG CCD camera on Paramount mount with TAK BRC250 scope
Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz


M-65M65
ST9 B scope 400 sec. 20 of 20
2001-03-28

Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M-66M66
ST9 B scope 400 sec. 20 of 20
2001-03-28

Photo by: Paul Borchardt


NGC 3628NGC 3628
ST9 B scope 500 sec. 25 of 20
2001-03-28

Photo by: Paul Borchardt

NGC 891NGC 891
ST6 A scope 420 sec. 14 of 30
1999-08-15

Photo by: Paul Borchardt


NGC 6946NGC 6946

ST9 B scope 400 sec. 20 of 20
2000-07-27

Photo by: Paul Borchardt

NGC 7331 NGC 7331
ST9 B scope 400 sec. 20 of 20
2000-10-20

Photo by: Paul Borchardt


M-88M88
MAS Observatory
A Scope

Photo by: Steve Diesso and Vern Hoag

M-61M61
MAS Observatory
A Scope

Photo by: Steve Diesso and Vern Hoag


M-105M105
MAS Observatory
A Scope

Photo by: Steve Diesso and Vern Hoag

NGC 4565 NGC 4565
"B" scope, f/7.4, and ST9, 240 sec, 12 of 20
MAS Observatory 2000 Jun 3

Photo by: Paul Borchardt