Rule No.1 In Practice

This is partly a follow-on post from my previous image of the Heart Nebula, or IC 1805 for those of us who use the correct designations. My previous nights image revealed most of the core of the nebula. This is what is most easily seen in a quick 60 second exposure, but the really faint…

IC 1805 – Heart Nebula

Now that I’ve purchased a full spectrum camera, I can now photograph any target that I want in the night sky, and not be hindered by the infrared filter cutoff in my DSLR camera. You can read about it while getting a quick science lesson on emission nebulas, here. IC 1805 is a Hydrogen-emission nebula…

New Camera – Full Spectrum Modified!

Ever since I’ve started astrophotography, I’ve been wanting to photograph nebulas. Probably the most well known nebula is the Eagle Nebula, beautifully represented in the iconic ‘Pillars of Creation’ taken by the Hubble Telescope in 1995. Naturally, the pillars don’t have that green background and the pillars aren’t that rust-brown colour. This is a specially…