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(NGC6995 - "Veil Nebula - Eastern side - Tip")


        created: 07-11-2022.         revised: 08-09-2022.

Hello!
Over the years, I've observed the 'usual suspects' of the deep-sky: Star Clusters, Nebula, Galaxies,,, in all their different variations.
But I've also occasionally come across more unsual, 'exotic creatures of the deep': Nova, Supernova, Protoplanetary Disks, Black Holes, and Quasars.
This page is dedicated to those observations. Most of the objects don't look like much, but its the knowledge of what they are that makes them interesting!


Nova:




Nova Sagittarii 2012 #4 (PNv J18202726-2744263) - 07/21/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 10 seconds
  




Nova Delphini 2013 (nova) - 08/16/2013






Wolf-28 (white drawf star in Pisces) - 11/25/2011 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 8 seconds











Supernova:

NGC6946 (galaxy in Cepheus, Type-II supernova)
06/21/2017 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds



SN2014J (M82 galaxy in Ursa Major) - 04/24/2014 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 20 seconds




M101 (galaxy in Ursa Major) - Supernova - 08/25/2011 - 6" RC f5, StellaCam-3 @ 25 seconds




M51 (galaxy in Canes Venatici)- Supernova - 06/02/2011 - 6" RC f9, StellaCam-3 30 seconds


Supernova in M95 (galaxy in Leo) - 03/20/2012 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-3 @ 30 seconds






Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
M60 Galaxy Virgo 04/21/2022 8" SCT @ f6.3 Fork Mount 2072x1410 180 sec 10 30 minutes L-Pro Yes
       also NGC4667        SN 2022hrs
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 350 65 75 70 -10 Yes







Supernova Remnants:


Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
M1 Supernova Remnant Taurus 09/09/2021 14" SCT @ f6.3 Fork Wedge 4144x2822 60 sec 30 30 minutes L-eNhance yes
       "the Crab Nebula"
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 375 65 70 70 -10 Yes




Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
NGC6960 & 6992 - Veil Nebula Supernova Remnant Cygnus 06/21/2020 8" SCT @ f6.3 CGEM 4144x2822 60 seconds 20 20 minutes L-enhance yes
       "Veil Nebula - Western side"        "Veil Nebula - Eastern side"
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 375 70 65 70 -4.9 Yes




Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
Cassiopeia-A Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia 01/04/2020 8" SCT @ f6.3 Atlas GEM 2072x1410 cropped 60 sec 40 40 Minutes L-eNhance yes
      
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 375 65 70 70 -10 Yes




Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
Simeis-147 Supernova Remnant Taurus 11/08/2020 60mm f4 refractor Atlas Gem 4144x2822 180 sec 20 60 minutes L-eNhance yes
      
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 375 60 75 65 -4.9 Yes




Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
Abell 85 (CTB1) Supernova Remnant Cassiopeia 07/25/2022 8 SCT @ f6.3 Atlas Gem 2072x1410 180 sec 10 30 minutes L-eNhance yes
      
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 350 65 75 70 -10 Yes




Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
Kepler's Supernova Remnant (SN1604) Emission Nebula Ophiuchus 07/26/2022 8" SCT @ f6.3 Atlas 2072x1410 180 sec 10 30 minutes L-eNhance yes
              Kepler's Supernova Remnant (SN1604)
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 360 65 75 70 -10 Yes







Protoplanetary Disks & other:


Frosty Leo Nebula (protoplanetary in Leo) - 05/12/2021 - 8" SCT f6.3 on Atlas Gem, ZWO ASI294MC @ 60 seconds for 10 minutes total




Trapezium in M42 (protoplanetary in Orion) - 01/21/2021 - 8" SCT f6.3 on Atlas Gem, ZWO ASI294MC @ 5 seconds for 2 minutes total





SH2 Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
SH2-136 Bok Globule Cepheus 09/29/2021 8" SCT @ f6.3 Atlas Gem 4144x2822 60 sec 30 30 minutes L-eNhance yes
       "Gespensternebel"
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 375 65 65 70 -10 Yes
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Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
NGC1999 & Herbig-Haro Objects Reflection Nebula Orion 01/21/2022 8" SCT @ f6.3 Atlas Gem 1024x768 / 4144x2822 60 sec / 180 sec 20 / 7 20 minutes / 21 minutes L-Pro Yes
   
       "HH1, HH2"        "HH1, HH2, HH35, HH148, HH222"
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 350 65 75 70 -10 Yes







Black Holes:


Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
M87 Jet Galaxy Virgo 06/23/2022 8" SCT @ f6.3 Atlas Gem 2072x1410 & cropped 180 seconds 10 30 Minutes L-Pro yes
       "Relativistic Superluminal Jet"
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 350 65 75 70 10 Yes




Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
NGC5128 Galaxy Centaurus 04/27/2022 8" SCT @ f6.3 Atlas Gem 2072x1410 180 sec 5 15 minutes L-Pro Yes
       "Centaurus A"
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 350 65 75 70 -10 Yes







Quasars:

3C273 Quasar (in Virgo)- 05/14/2010 - 8" SCT f6.3, StellaCam-II 8 seconds
   




Andromeda's Parachute - J014709+463037 (quasar in Andromeda) - 09/20/2017 - 8" SCT f10, StellaCam-3 @ 60 seconds





Arp284 (NGC7714 & 7715 in Pisces), 16-Piscium, and Quasar (from Oct-2017 Sky & Telescope)
09/22/2017 - 8" SCT f3.3, StellaCam-3 @ 240 seconds






Object Type Constellation Date Optical Tube Mount Capture size Exposure Stack# Time Filter Guided
PGC9457 Galaxy Pegasus 09/18/2020 14" SCT @ f11 Atlas Gem 4144x2822 300 sec 3 900 sec IR yes
       "Einstein’s Cross - gravitationally lensed quasar"
Color Space Binning Gain Brightness White Bal (B) White Bal (R) Temperature Dark Frame
RGB24 1 325 55 48 48 -10 no






Quasars in Leo: Using the Sky&Tel April 2022 issue and its photo finder charts, I was able to EAA observe these elusive exotic objects.
Pushing my optics and camera, I was able to identify all four of these 18th mag+ objects. It was pretty cool observing 8 to 9 billion year old objects out towards the edge of the universe!
Here they are: J104139 (Leo-1), J104520 (Leo-5), J104604 (Leo-6), and J104624 (Leo-8).

J104139 (Leo-1):   

J104520 (Leo-5):   

J104604 (Leo-6):   

J104624 (Leo-8):   

(8" SCT @ f6.3 on an Atlas Gem, ZWO ASI294MC camera with L-Pro filter, 3 minute subs, dark & flat calibration frames, PHD guided, livestacked using Sharpcap for 15 minutes).





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Larry McHenry,   Pittsburgh, PA. USA

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