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Mars, July 04, 2020, 03:10

The conditions for observing Mars are gradually improving, it now rises above the horizon. The angular size is almost unchanged – 11.71 seconds of arc. The phase is clearly visible – the planet looks like an egg.

Mars, July 04, 2020, 03:10

Mars, July 04, 2020, 03:10

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
-long 2x Barlow lens
ZWO ADC
ZWO IR-cut filter
ZWO ASI 183MC camera
Processing: PIPP, Autostakkert (1000 frames from 17869), Registax 6.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Saturn, Juny 03, 2020, 23:48

On the night of July 3, 2020, I decided to shoot Saturn. The atmosphere was very stable, but far from ideal. I decided to shoot one big video with a duration of 16 minutes, so that I’m probably already collecting enough good shots. I also further increased the focal length of the telescope using an atmospheric dispersion corrector as an extender tube. Planet altitude – 16 degrees.

Saturn, Juny 03, 2020, 23:48

Saturn, Juny 03, 2020, 23:48

Equipment:
-Celestron NexStar 8 SE telescope
-long 2x Barlow lens
ZWO ADC
ZWO IR-cut filter
ZWO ASI 183MC camera
Processing: PIPP, Autostakkert (5000 frames from 32811), Registax 6.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.

Below is the version with video derotation in WinJUPOS. My opinion is that with an aperture up to 203 mm inclusive, you can do without derotation if there are no large eddies or hurricanes in the atmosphere of Saturn.

Saturn, Juny 03, 2020, 23:48 (with derotation)

Saturn, Juny 03, 2020, 23:48 (with derotation)

M 17 Omega (Swan) nebula, June 17, 2020

On the evening of June 17, 2020, I took up a little extreme shooting of nebulae from the city. Extreme, since in conditions of strong urban exposure, the capture of diffuse nebulae without filters is very difficult. Fortunately, I am the owner of the wonderful Optolong L-eNhance filter, which only passes lines of hydrogen H-alpha, oxygen OIII and hydrogen H-beta. I had very little time for shooting, as the nebula quickly moved between the neighboring house and the tree. I am satisfied with the result, given the short shooting time – only 15 minutes. Also for shooting, I used a four-lens apochromat Meade 70 mm quadruplet apo.

Equipment:
-Meade 70 мм quadruplet apo astrograph
-Meade LX85 mount
-Optolong L-eNhance 1.25″ filter
-ASI ZWO 183MC camera.
28 frames per 30s, gain 365. Calibration with PIPP, stacking with Fitswork.
Location: Russia, Anapa, backyard.