|M31 - The Andromeda Galaxy. Left is a mosaic made from around 100 images. Right is a processed version to emphasise the spiral nature of the galaxy.|
|M33 - The Pinwheel in Triangulum. On the right is a 'proper' picture to help visualise what's what in my image (left)|
|M81 - heavily processed to show spiral arms|
|Much improved image of M81, made possible by using the 'amplifier disable' modification to the camera.|
|M82 - Irregular galaxy in Ursa Major, imaged using the 'amp-off' mode.|
|M51, the Whirlpool in Canes Venatici. One of my favourite images to date.|
|Even better! 12x35second exposures, cooled camera.|
|Final version, with improved darkframe treatment.|
|M101, Pinwheel, in Ursa Major. 28 July 2002
Stack of 10x25s exposures.
Extensive processing to show spiral nature despite hazy conditions
|M101, 1 August 2002.
A much clearer night, with better results!
Stack of 30x30s exposures
Click the image to see a larger version, made by combining this with some 640x480 images.
|M63, 2 August 2002.
Stack of 25x30s exposures.
I had no idea what to expect when imaging this galaxy - the outer part of the spiral was a surprise, as it wasn't visible in the raw frames. I had to process quite heavily to bring the spiral out from the skyglow.
|Another M81, taken a couple of weeks later. A combinatin of 24 images of 20 or 30s exposure, followed by an intensive processing session.|
|M109, a barred spiral galaxy in Ursa Major.
Stack of 40x20s, binned mode
|Our own galaxy, the Milky Way. Move the mouse over the picture to see the constellation labels.
Stack of 6x8s, using standard CCTV 6mm lens.
40 exposures of between 15 and 30 seconds, 2x1 binned mode.
|M82 - LRGB image|