1st November 2009

M27 Dumbbell Nebula
10" Newtonian, Canon 350D, 60*30 seconds

The first attempt with the ten inch scope. No autoguiding for this scope yet so frames were restricted to 30 seconds. Compare with image from July 2008


Different processing technique

30th November 2009

A recent Nova in Eridanus
K. Itagaki in Japan has discovered a possible nova in Eridanus. The object was magnitude 8.1 on 25 November.
This animation shows how much brighter the star has become compared to surrounding stars.