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NGC 4565 - The Needle Galaxy by Chad AndristNGC 4565 - Caldwell 38 - The Needle Galaxy
Scope: TPO 8" RCT @ f/5.8, Camera: ZWO ASI1600MMC, Filters: Astrodon LRGB/ZWO EFW8. LRGB: Total 4.3 hours. Software: SGP, AP ASCOM, Pixinsight. Apr 2018
Photo by: Chad Andrist

M51 by Jeff KraehnkeM51
Scope: Stellarvue SVA130T on CGEMDX, Camera: QSI690-wsg8 using Astrodon LRGB L: 12x1min RGB: 7x10min TOTAL: 3.7 hours. Process: PixInsight & PS
Apr 2018
Photo by: Jeff Kraehnke

M81 & M82 by Jeff KraehnkeM81 & M82
Scope: Stellarvue SVA130T f/5, Camera: QSI690-wsg8 with Astrodon filters, Ha/L: 10x10mins, RGB: 7x10mins. Total Integration 5.7 hours. Process: PixInsight & PS
Mar 2018

M81 / M82 by Chad AndristM81 and M82 - Bode's Galaxy & The Cigar Galaxy
Scope: Tak FSQ106EDXIII, Camera: ZWO ASI1600mmc. Red: 25x60s, Green: 25x60s, Blue: 25x60s, Ha: 40x120s, Total: 2.6 hours. Process: AP ASCOM, SGP 3, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, CS5. Mar. 2018
Photo by: Chad Andrist

M94 by Gabe ShaughnessyM94 - Cats Eye Galaxy
Scope: TMB130SS @ f/5.6, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, RGB: 54x5min. Total: 4.5 hrs. Processing: SGP, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight.
Mar. 2018
Photo by: Gabe Shaughnessy

Flaming Star Nebula by Chad AndristM82 - The Cigar Galaxy
Scope: TPO 8RCT f/8, Camera: ZWO ASI1600mmc cooled mono CMOS. Lum: 55x30s, Red: 55x30s, Green: 55x30s, Blue: 55x30s, Ha: 60x300s. 3.8 hours. Processing: AP ASCOM, SGP 3, PHD 2.6, Pixinsight, Lightroom 4, CS5. Mar. 2018
Photo by: Chad Andrist

M81 / M82  by Jason DoyleM81 / M82
Scope: Comet Hunter 152mm F/4.8 Mak Newt, Camera: Canon 60D w/ CLS Clip filter. Exposure: 60x3min@1600 ISO, 10 darks, 20 bias, 10 flats. Stacked in DSS, Photoshop. Mar. 2018
Photo by: Jason Doyle

NGC 2903  by Paul BorchardtNGC 2903
B-scope with a modified Canon T3i, prime focus. Stack of twenty 90 second exposures. Processed in Nebulosity, Pixinsight, and Photoshop.
Mar. 2018.
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M65 / M66  by Paul BorchardtM65 / M66
B-scope with a modified Canon T3i, prime focus. Stack of twenty 90 second exposures. Processed in Nebulosity, Pixinsight, and Photoshop.
Mar. 2018.
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M33 - Jason DoyleM33 - The Triangulum Galaxy
Scope: Explorer Scientific Comet Hunter F4.8 152mm, Camera: Canon 60D, 80 frames - 3 min @ 1600 ISO. 6 frames - 4 min @ 1600 ISO. Total exp: 4 hours 23 minutes. Process: DSS & PS.Lightroom. Jan. 2018
Photo: Jason Doyle

Andromeda Galaxy - Arun HegdeAndromeda Galaxy
Taken from Bartlett Lake, Arizona. Camera: Canon 5D Mark IV. 112 subs, each of 15 seconds. 28 minutes total exposure.
Nov. 2017
Photo: Arun Hegde

NGC 891 by Gabe ShaugnnessyNGC 891
Scope: TMB130SS, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, RGB: 42x5min each - super-luminance made from RGB frames, 10.5 hrs total exposure. Software: SGP, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight
November 2017
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

NGC 7331 by Jeff KraehnkeNGC 7331 - With Stephan's Quintet
Scope: Stellarvue SVA130T-IS f/5, Camera: QSI 690WSG-8. Processing: The SkyX Pro. RGB: 7X10min each channel, 3.5 hours.
September, 2017
Photo: Jeff Kraehnke

M83 by Frank KenneyM83

Imaged remote from Mt Teide, off the coast of northern Africa.
Jul. 2017
Photo by: Frank Kenney

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.
Apr. 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.
Mar. 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. Feb. 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

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

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