Forty years ago I had a vision of what I wanted my observatory to be. But back then the technology just didn't exist. Today my dream is fulfilled and I am happy.

ObservatoryTelescope

The Battersea Observatory                                                                                                                         My Telescope
                                                                                                                                                                    Celestron 11in f10, Mallincam Universe Camera, Innovations Foresight On Axis Guider,
                                                                                                                                                                    Starlight Express Ultrastar Autoguider.

Observing Chair
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All set up for a night of taking Astro-Photos    Link to observatory on Icron USB Extender over Fiber Optic cable.

All photos 16 bit tiff images, camera gain 26 dB, contrast 0, gamma -20. Stacked with DeepSkyStacker using 5 Dark frames. Enhanced and cropped with Photoshop. Noise reduction with Neat Image.

M1M3

M1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_Nebula  2017-10-27    3 x 10 Minutes                                       M3 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_3  2018-07-11   5 x 5 Minutes  2x2 Bin

M5M8

M5 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_5   2017-04-14    5 x 10 Minutes                                           M8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagoon_Nebula 2018-06-11  4 x 5 Minutes 2x2 Bin 0.5 FR              


M10M12

M10 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_10  2018-07-10  5 x 5 Minutes 2x2 Bin                             M12 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_12  2018-07-11  5 x 5 Minutes 2x2 Bin

M13M14

  M13 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_13  2018-07-11   5 x 5 Minutes  2x2 Bin                           M14 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_14  2018-07-11  5 x 5 Minutes  2x2 Bin

M15M16

M15  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_15  2018-07-18  6 x 5 Minutes 2x2 Bin                            M16 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eagle_Nebula  2018-06-15  10 x 5 Minutes  2x2 Bin 0.5 FR

M17M20

  M17 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_Nebula 2018-06-16  10 x 5 Minutes  2x2 Bin 0.5 FR       M20 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifid_Nebula   2018-06-08   5 x 10 Minutes   2x2  Bin                  

M27M31

  M27 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbbell_Nebula  2018-06-08   6 x 10 Minutes 2x2 Bin             M31 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Galaxy   2017-10-01  5 x 10 Min 0.5 FR                    

M33M42

M33 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulum_Galaxy  2017-10-01  4 x 30 Minutes 0.5 FR                M42 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_Nebula   2017-10-20  5 x 2 Minutes 0.5 FR                         
                                                                                                  Image processed in PixInsight

M51M56

M51 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Galaxy  2018-04-22   5 x 10 Minutes  2 x 2 Bin             M56  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_56  2018-08-19   4 x 10 Minutes                                    

M57M61

M57 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_Nebula    2017-09-22    5 x 10 Minutes                                   M61 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_61  2017-05-29  4 x 15 Minutes

M63M64

  M63 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sunflower_Galaxy  2018-05-15  5 x 10 Minutes  2x2 Bin             M64 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Eye_Galaxy  2018-05-15 5 x 10 Minutes 2x2 Bin                

M65M66

M65 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_65  2018-02-21  5 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin                            M66 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_66  2018-02-16      4 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin                        

M71M74

M71 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_71  2018-08-19   4 x 10 Min                                              M74  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_74   2017-09-14   4 x 20 Minutes                                      

M76M78

M76 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Dumbbell_Nebula  2017-09-20   3 x 30 Minutes                    M78 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_78  2017-10-29   3 x 30 Minutes

M81M82

M81 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_81     2018-04-21   5 x 15 Minutes   2x2 Bin                       M82   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_82    2019-04-22   5 x 5 Minutes  2x2 Bin

M88M90

M88 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_88 2018-05-08  4x15 Minutes 2x2 Bin                              M90 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_90 2018-05-08   3x15 Minutes  2x2 Bin

M91M95

M91 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_91  2018-04-20  3x20 Minutes  2x2 Bin                             M95 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_95  2018-04-10 5 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin

M96M97

M96 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_96  2018-04-10 5 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin                            M97 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl_Nebula  2018-05-13  5 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin  

M98M99

 M98 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_98  2018-05-13  4x15 Minutes  2x2 Bin                            M99  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_99  2018-04-22  4x15 Minutes  2x2 Bin

M101M102

M101 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinwheel_Galaxy  2018-06-11 5 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin 0.5 FR      M102 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_102  2018-05-13  4 X 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin
                                                                                        Processed in PixInsight

M104M105

M104   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sombrero_Galaxy    2018-04-10   5 x 10 Minutes  2x2 Bin         M105 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_105 2018-05-12   2 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin

M106M107

M106  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_106  2018-04-21      4 x 20 Minutes 2x2 Bin                   M107 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_107  2017-06-14  2 x 10 Minutes

M108M109

M108 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_108  2018-07-08  5 x 10 Minutes   2x2 Bin                       M109 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_109  2018-07-08  5 x 15 Minutes  2x2 Bin

C4C11

C4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_Nebula   2017-07-19  5 x 15 Minutes   2x2 Bin                            C11 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_7635 The Bubble Nebula 2018-07-18  5 x 20 Minutes 2x2 Bin

C9

C9 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sh2-155  The Cave Nebula  2018-07-19 5 x 20 Minutes  2x2 Bin

NGC6946C19

C12 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_6946 The Fireworks Galaxy  2017-05-15  10 x 10 Minutes    C19 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_5146 The Cocoon Nebula  2017-10-12  4 x 30 Minutes 0.5 FR

C23C27

C23 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_891  2017-09-24  4 x 20 Minutes                                            C27 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_Nebula   2018-08-18     5 x 20 Minutes    2x2 Bin

C30C31

  C30 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_7331  2018-07-18   5 x 15 Minutes    2x2 Bin                        C31 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_405 Flaming Star Nebula  2017-09-24   1 x 30 Minutes

C33

C33 East Veil Nebula https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veil_Nebula  2017-10-16  5 x 30 Minutes 0.5 FR
 
C34C34B

C34 Western Veil Nebula Northern Portion  2017-11-08   3 x 30 Minutes                                              C34 Western Veil Nebula Southern Portion 2018-08-12 2 x 20 Minutes 2x2 Bin

HorseheadNGC6781

Horsehead Nebula https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsehead_Nebula  2017-10-19   4 x 30 Minutes      NGC6781 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_6781  2018-07-11  2  x 15 Minutes  2v2 Bin


Flame NebulaStephns Quintet

NGC2024 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flame_Nebula    2017-10-26   4 x 20 Minutes                         NGC 7320  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stephan's_Quintet    2017-09-26     2 x 30 Minutes               

NGC7550NGC3628

 NGC7550 http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/m/galaxies/491480.aspx   HCG 93  2017-09-28  1 x 30 Min   NGC3628 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_3628  2018-04-22  5 x 15 Minutes  2x2 Bin

CometCmet 21P

Comet 2015-V2 (Johnson) 2017-05-22    1 x 20 Minutes                                                                         Comet 21P Giacobini-Zinner-2018-08-19  1 x 5 Minutes

Moon

Moon 2017-10-01  10 Ms, Gain 7 dB, 0.5 FR, 2 frames stitched together by Photoshop


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