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NOVEMBER 2016 M31 ANDROMEDA GALAXY
ATIK 314L+ CCD Mono Camera connected directly to my 8" 1000mm focal Skywatcher 200 telescope with Orion Star Shoot Autoguider and SX Filter Wheel.

Pictures captured as follows:-
 
LUMINENCE: 10 x 30secs & 10 x 10secs = TOTAL of 6 minutes
RED: 10 x 30secs & 10 x 10secs = TOTAL of 6 minutes
GREEN: 10 x 30secs & 10 x 10secs = TOTAL of 6 minutes
BLUE: 10 x 30secs & 10 x 10secs = TOTAL of 6 minutes

Total exposure only 6 minutes of LRGB
 
The pictures were taken using MaximDL software.
The pictures were calibrates, registered and colour processed in Pixinsight software. 
 
 
 
DECEMBER 2016 M42 ORIONS NEBULA
ATIK 314L+ CCD Mono Camera connected directly to my 8" 1000mm focal Skywatcher 200 telescope with Orion Star Shoot Autoguider and SX Filter Wheel.

Pictures captured as follows:-
 
Ha (Hydrogen Alpha): 10 x 120secs = TOTAL of 20 minutes
RED: 10 x 120secs = TOTAL of 20 minutes
GREEN: 10 x 120secs = TOTAL of 20 minutes
BLUE: 10 x 120secs = TOTAL of 20 minutes

Total exposure only 20 minutes of RGB & Ha
 
The pictures were taken using MaximDL software.
The pictures were calibrates, registered and colour processed in Pixinsight software. 
 
 
 
JANUARY 2017 M33 TRIANGULUM GALAXY
ATIK 314L+ CCD Mono Camera connected directly to my 8" 1000mm focal Skywatcher 200 telescope with Orion Star Shoot Autoguider and SX Filter Wheel.

Pictures captured as follows:-
 
LUMINENCE: 11 x 30secs & 8 x 60secs & 3 x 120secs = TOTAL of 20 minutes
RED: 11 x 30secs & 8 x 60secs & 3 x 120secs = TOTAL of 20 minutes
GREEN: 11 x 30secs & 8 x 60secs & 3 x 120secs = TOTAL of 20 minutes
BLUE: 11 x 30secs & 8 x 60secs & 3 x 120secs = TOTAL of 20 minutes

Total exposure only 80 minutes
 
The pictures were taken using MaximDL software.
The pictures were calibrates, registered and colour processed in Pixinsight software. 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY 2017 FLAME NEBULA & ALNITAK
ATIK 314L+ CCD Mono Camera connected directly to my 8" 1000mm focal Skywatcher 200 telescope with Orion Star Shoot Autoguider and SX Filter Wheel.

Pictures captured as follows:-
 
Ha (Hydrogen Alpha): 17 x 60secs = TOTAL of 17 minutes
O3 (Oxygen): 17 x 60secss = TOTAL of 17 minutes
RED: 17 x 60secs = TOTAL of 17 minutes
GREEN: 17 x 60secs = TOTAL of 17 minutes
BLUE: 17 x 60secs = TOTAL of 17 minutes

Total exposure only 85 minutes
 
The pictures were taken using MaximDL software.
The pictures were calibrates, registered and colour processed in Pixinsight software. 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY 2017 IC443 - Jelly Fish Nebula
ATIK 314L+ CCD Mono Camera connected directly to my 8" 1000mm focal Skywatcher 200 telescope with Orion Star Shoot Autoguider and SX Filter Wheel.

Pictures captured as follows:-
 
Ha (Hydrogen): 5 x 180secs = TOTAL of 15 minutes
RED: 5 x 180secs = TOTAL of 15 minutes
GREEN: 5 x 180secs = TOTAL of 15 minutes
BLUE: 5 x 180secs = TOTAL of 15 minutes

Total exposure only 60 minutes
 
The pictures were taken using MaximDL software.
The pictures were calibrates, registered and colour processed in Pixinsight software. 
 
 
 
FEBRUARY 2017 M35 GLOBAL CLUSTER
ATIK 314L+ CCD Mono Camera connected directly to my 8" 1000mm focal Skywatcher 200 telescope with Orion Star Shoot Autoguider and SX Filter Wheel.

Pictures captured as follows:-
 
RED: 10 x 60secs = TOTAL of 10 minutes
GREEN: 10 x 60secs = TOTAL of 10 minutes
BLUE: 10 x 60secs = TOTAL of 10 minutes

Total exposure only 30 minutes
 
The pictures were taken using MaximDL software.
The pictures were calibrates, registered and colour processed in Pixinsight software.