M63 – The Sunflower galaxy

M63 – The Sunflower galaxy

M63 – Introduction During my last astrotrip I focussed on testing out my new Nikon D600, trying to capture the tidal tail of the Leo Triplet and capturing the integrated flux nebula in M81 and M82. At the end of the last night I had one of these moments that you stand next to your scope and think; time to shoot something else, what can I capture? So in a real ad-hoc decision I thought…

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M81 and M82 with a dslr – trying to capture integrated flux nebula

M81 and M82 with a dslr – trying to capture integrated flux nebula

M81 and M82 – introduction M81 together with M82 is probably one of the most popular galaxies both visually and as imaging object. Everyone starting out with this hobby will have a go at these galaxies in Ursa Major and rightfully so I would say. They are big, lot’s of detail and easy to find. For most camera’s the two galaxies form a very nice composition and field-of-view. This fov has more to offer than…

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Leo Triplet with a DSLR – The hunt for the Tidal Tail

Leo Triplet with a DSLR – The hunt for the Tidal Tail

Last weekend I was on an astrotrip to a nice spot in Germany with nice dark skies. The main goal of the weekend was to test all my new equipment and to see if imaging with the duo setup would work properly with the Lacerta MGEN controlling two camera’s. As a subject I chose the beautiful Leo Triplet, which is one of my favourite galaxy ‘groups. The three galaxies all show much detail and are…

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