Astrophotography with the ASI294MC Pro one shot colour camera

Queensland
astrophotography of ngc253 with William Optics GT71 using asi 294 mcpro colour camera

NGC 253 “The Sculpture Galaxy ” astrophotography with WO GT 71

  • Telescope William Optics GT 71 with Field Flattener 6A2 (effective focal ratio f4.7, FL = 336mm)
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 294 MC Pro, Gain 400, Temp -10Deg. C
  • Mount: Ioptron IEQ30
  • Alignment: PoleMaster
  • Image: Single 60 second exposure
  • Calibration: none
  • Location: Dayboro, South East Queensland, Bortle Class 4

Very impressive results imaging NGC253 with the ASI 294 MC Pro one shot colour camera with the above image a single 60 second exposure only. No stacking or calibration, only slight levels and curves adjustments in Photoshop. The small globular cluster on the lower left is NGC288.

astrophotography of running chicken nebula with William Optics GT71 using asi 294 mcpro colour camera

IC 2944 “The Running chicken Nebula” astrophotography with WO GT 102mm

  • Telescope: William Optics GT102mm f6.9
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 294 MC Pro, Gain 285, Temp -10Deg. C
  • Mount: Iopron IEQ30
  • Alignment: PoleMaster
  • Image: 40 * 60 second exposure, total exposure time 40 minutes
  • Calibration: AstroPixel Processor
  • Guiding PHD2
  • Location: Brisbane, South East Queensland, Bortle Class 7

No matter what angle i look at this nebula, I just cannot see a running chicken.

astrophotography of running chicken nebula with William Optics GT71 using asi 294 mcpro colour camera

“The Coat Hanger” Collinder 399, Brocchi’s Cluster with WO GT 71mm

  • Telescope: Telescope William Optics GT 71 with Field Flattener 6A2
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 294 MC Pro, Gain 285, Temp -10Deg. C
  • Mount: Iopron IEQ30
  • Alignment: PoleMaster
  • Image: 30 * 120 second exposure, total exposure time 60 minutes
  • Calibration: AstroPixel Processor
  • Guiding PHD2
  • Location: Dayboro, South East Queensland, Bortle Class 4. 1/.2 moon in Libra so not the best imaging conditions
astrophotography of swan nebula with William Optics GT71 using asi 294 mcpro colour camera

Merssier 17 “The Swan Nebula” astrophotography with WO GT 71

  • Telescope William Optics GT 71 with Field Flattener 6A2 (effective focal ratio f4.7, FL = 336mm)
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 294 MC Pro, Gain 300, Temp -10Deg. C
  • Mount: Iopron IEQ30
  • Alignment: PoleMaster
  • Image: Single 60 second exposure
  • Calibration: none
  • Location: Dayboro, South East Queensland, Bortle Class 4

 

astrophotography of M7 with William Optics GT71 using asi 294 mcpro colour camera

Messier 7 open star cluster with WO GT 71mm

  • Telescope: Telescope William Optics GT 71 with Field Flattener 6A2
  • Camera: ZWO ASI 294 MC Pro, Gain 285, Temp -10Deg. C
  • Mount: Iopron IEQ30
  • Alignment: PoleMaster
  • Image: 30 * 120 second exposure, total exposure time 60 minutes
  • Calibration: AstroPixel Processor
  • Guiding PHD2
  • Location: Dayboro, South East Queensland, Bortle Class 4.

Virgo galaxy region wide field, Canon FD 50mm f1.4 & ASI183MM Pro

All you need is some time and patience, a cloudless night, a $50 vintage lens, a simple tracking mount and a camera. Sounds simple enough but not always achievable. The biggest variable, the weather finally played ball last night so I had the change to try out some...

Markarian’s Chain William Optics GT71 & ASI183MM Pro

Markarian's Chain: William Optics GT71 and ASI183MM Pro Telescope: William Optics GT71 with  0.8 Field flattener 6A2 Camera: ASI183MM Pro Mount: Ioptron CEM40 Alignment: rough polar alignment using compass and level Guiding: ASIair (poor) Image: 102 * 60 sec subs...

First Light with the ASI183MM Pro & William Optics GT71 telescope

Fourth floor balcony astrophotography from my inner city Brisbane abode means I am restricted to imaging only the norther parts of the sky. M5 and M57 were perfectly positioned at around 8PM and the William Optics GT71 telescope & ASI183 mono camera were put to...

ASIair 12v-5v DC converter 3D printed adapter bracket

The ASIair is a small  Rapsperry Pi based mini computer with the computing power of an 1990's Pentium 3. Used in conjunction with Sky Safari Pro on an Ipad, its an ideal way to image and control a portable astrophotography setup such as my CEM40 mount and William...

Widefield astrophotography with the ASI294 MC Pro and Olympus 50mm OM lens

Lens: Olympus Om 50mm Camera: ASI294MC Pro Mount: SkyWatcher Alignment: none Guiding: none Image: 13 * 180 sec subs Gain: 300 Temp: 10 Deg C Processing: AstroPixel Processor - lights, only Bortle Class 1 site Location: Arckarula, South Australia Date: 17/5/2018...

PHD2 Guiding with Star Adventurer Mount

PHD2 Guiding a Star Adventurer Portable EQ Mount The SkyWatcher Star Adventurer is an excellent tracking mount when used for wide field astrophotography of the night sky allowing relatively long exposure image sequences without star trails. For those that want to...

William Optics GT71 with WO Field Flattener 6A2

Configuring a lightweight portable astrophotography imaging systemI use an assortment of telescopes, micro four thirds cameras as well as dedicated astrophotography CMOS cameras not to mention tracking mounts. With many different possible camera / telescope...

Planetary nebula astrophotography with William Optics GFT102 & ASI294MC Pro

My first serious attempt at imaging M57, the famous “Ring Nebula” with the Williams Optics GTF102mm f6.9 flat filed telescope, a  2X  Televue Powermate and a “one shot colour” astrophotography CCD camera in the imaging train.The planetary nebula was imaged from...

Astrophotography with the ASI294MC Pro one shot colour camera

NGC 253 "The Sculpture Galaxy " astrophotography with WO GT 71 Telescope William Optics GT 71 with Field Flattener 6A2 (effective focal ratio f4.7, FL = 336mm) Camera: ZWO ASI 294 MC Pro, Gain 400, Temp -10Deg. C Mount: Ioptron IEQ30 Alignment: PoleMaster Image:...

Octanslab – The Beginning

OctansLab - The beginningDiscover the treasures of the night sky and learn how to capture and process lunar, planetary, wide field and deep sky objects. OctansLab is based in  South East Queensland, Australia and images with a range of telescopes including a William...