Saturday, May 31, 2014

Milky Way Rising (Video)

My movie I made with a Canon 5D Mark II.
Spent all night from sunset to sunrise capturing data to make this movie.
Took 400 images and combined each to make this movie.
Each exposure was 30 seconds at ISO 5000 with one minute delay between each frame.

Clink the link to watch.  Don't forget to set to HD 1080.

Sunday, May 4, 2014

Whirlpool Galaxy, M51

Located in the northern constellation Canes Venatici, the Whirlpool Galaxy is approximately 23 million light years away.  Appearing as a face-on type galaxy, it is one of the most famous and often photographed images.  In the image, there are fainter galaxies located around M51 toward the upper right.

5min X 18 RGB
Camera: QHY8pro F/2
Telescope: Celestron 11" Edge HD guided
Mount: Celestron CGE Pro
Location: Lubbock, TX
Dates: Early morning, May 3, 2014
Captured with Nebulosity and guided with PHD guiding. 
Processed with MaxIm DL 5 and photoshop.