M42 Orion 20190227 - A reshot Orion with PHD2 guiding working. I think it's a much better image than last month's. This is composed of fifteen 90 seconds exposures for each RGB channel. Or increase the contrast a bit more.
M36 - The open cluster M36. I find open clusters to be kind of boring. But the tracking was good. Ten 60 second exposures for each RGB channel.
NGC2024 Flame Nebula - This is a pretty poor image. It's the one that suffered from "water spots" which were identified as dust by the AZ-Observing guys. Most of the dust spots were deminished in the normal PixInsight processing but the image still has a lot of "grain" in it. This is five 90 second exposures for each RGB channel. I don't know why Alnitak has a purple/green fringe.
M42 Orion 20190124 - My first attempt at doing separate RGB channels. I clibrated, registered, and integrated each channel seperately in PixInsight. Then I registered each of the channel masters and combined them together into a single RGB image. I probably should have calibrated and regsiters ALL of the images together in one operation. Then integrate each channel and finally combine them together into a single color image. I'll try that next. And yes, I have the blow out in the center of Orion that is common in simple images of it.
Pleiades-20181005 - Seven 3 minute subframes stacked, taken at the 2018 All Arizona Star Party.
What is it? - Old image I found. What is it? Is it real? The guys on AZ-Observing think it's lens flare. But the bright star doesn't show up in Stellarium. The two to the upper right of the bright center object are HIP 81754 and HIP 81632 according to Astrometry.net. So I'm still puzzled.
And this is where I think it is on Stellarium's star map.
One of the guys on AZ-Observing figured it out. That bright "star" is Saturn! And that explains the ring shaped reflection just to the left of it. I have to remember that static star maps don't show those "wanderers" unless you have the correct date entered.
Pleides-20161023 - Single frame 60s @ f2.8, ISO 800
Crescent2-20180623 - Better processing in PixInsight
Crescent2-20180623 - Decent, needs beter processing
M13-20180611-raw - Noisey
Crescent-20180610 - Bad focus!
Saturn-20180609 - Rings and a moon!