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 L-Com 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.

M1M13

M1 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crab_Nebula  2017-10-27    3 x 10 Minutes                                       M13 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_13  2017-09-20   4 x 10 Minutes

M8M17

M8 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lagoon_Nebula 2018-06-11  4 x 5 Minutes 2x2 Bin 0.5 FR                M17 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Omega_Nebula 2018-06-16  10 x 5 Minutes  2x2 Bin 0.5 FR

M16

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

M20M27

M20 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Trifid_Nebula   2018-06-08   5 x 10 Minutes   2x2  Bin                     M27 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dumbbell_Nebula  2018-06-08   6 x 10 Minutes 2x2 Bin

M31M33

M31 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Andromeda_Galaxy   2017-10-01  5 x 10 Min 0.5 FR                     M33 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Triangulum_Galaxy  2017-10-01  4 x 30 Minutes 0.5 FR
                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             Image processed in PixInsight

Orion NebulaM51

M42 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Orion_Nebula   2017-10-20  5 x 2 Minutes 0.5 FR                          M51 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Whirlpool_Galaxy  2018-04-22   5 x 10 Minutes  2 x 2 Bin

M57M76

M57 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ring_Nebula    2017-09-22    5 x 10 Minutes                                   M76 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Little_Dumbbell_Nebula  2017-09-20   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

M74N78

M74  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_74   2017-09-14   4 x 20 Minutes                                       M78 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_78  2017-10-29   3 x 30 Minutes

M56M71

M56  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_56  2017-06-01   4 x 10 Minutes                                     M71 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_71  2017-06-01   4 x 10 Min

M104M5

M104   https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sombrero_Galaxy    2018-04-10   5 x 10 Minutes  2x2 Bin           M5 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_5   2017-04-14    5 x 10 Minutes


M63

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

M64M95

M64 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Black_Eye_Galaxy  2018-05-15 5 x 10 Minutes 2x2 Bin                 M95 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_95  2018-04-10 5 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin

M96M101

M96 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_96  2018-04-10 5 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin                              M101 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pinwheel_Galaxy  2018-06-11 5 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin 0.5 FR

M97M102

M97 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Owl_Nebula  2018-05-13  5 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin                          M102 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_102  2018-05-13  4 X 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin

M65NGC3628

M65 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_65  2018-02-21  5 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin                            NGC3628 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_3628  2018-04-22  5 x 15 Minutes  2x2 Bin

M66M106

M66 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_66  2018-02-16      4 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin                         M106  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_106  2018-04-21      4 x 20 Minutes 2x2 Bin

M99M105

M99 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_99  2018-04-22  4 x 15 Minutes  2x2 Bin                          M105 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_105 2018-05-12   2 x 15 Minutes 2x2 Bin


C4C11

C4 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Iris_Nebula   2017-09-17  3 x 30 Minutes                                            C11 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_7635 The Bubble Nebula 2017-09-16 3 x 30 Minutes

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

C23Horsehead

C23 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_891  2017-09-24  4 x 20 Minutes                                            Horsehead Nebula https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Horsehead_Nebula  2017-10-19   4 x 30 Minutes

C27C31

C27 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crescent_Nebula   2017-09-17     2 x 30 Minutes                             C31 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_405 Flaming Star Nebula  2017-09-24   1 x 30 Minutes

C33C34

C33 East Veil Nebula https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veil_Nebula  2017-10-16  5 x 30 Minutes 0.5 FR C34 Western Veil Nebula https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Veil_Nebula  2017-11-08   3 x 30 Minutes

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               

NGC7331NGC7550

  C30 https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/NGC_7331  2017-11-08   1 x 30 Minutes                                        NGC7550    http://cs.astronomy.com/asy/m/galaxies/491480.aspx   HCG 93  2017-09-28   1 x 30 Min

CometMoon

Comet 2015-V2 (Johnson) 2017-05-22    1 x 20 Minutes                                                                          Moon 2017-10-01  10 Ms, Gain 7 dB, 0.5 FR, 2 frames stitched together by Photoshop


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