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Andromeda Galaxy (M31) | by Philip Henson

Heart of Andromeda (Galaxy) M31/NGC224 in creepy full spectrum wideband light…. It was right about dawn when I shot this and the sky was already babyblue in the east so plenty of sunlight scatter [...]

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Flame & Horsehead Nebulae | Philip Henson

Much improved ultrawide spectrum V2 of the Flame and Horsehead from this morning’s imaging run…. Single 125 sec ISO1600 full spectrum ultrawide band composite capture with the [...]

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Alnitak, Flame & Horsehead Nebulae | Philip Henson

Test shot of Alnitak plus the Flame and Horsehead Nebulae from Monday morning on the 21st… 121 seconds @ISO3200 as full color with my D90 and GSO RC6 + 0.75Xfocal reducer….Much [...]

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M42 (Orion Nebula) & M43 (De Mairan’s Nebula) | Philip Henson

Not sure that practice truly makes perfect but definitely does allow for much improvement of results… Another full color image yet again of M42+M43 from my Nikon D90 from imaging captures [...]

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M42 (Orion Nebula) & M43 (De Mairan’s Nebula) | Philip Henson

Hydrogen alpha channel only image of M42+M43 used to create the false color composite images. 184 seconds @ISO6400 with the “Naked CCD” D300 Nikon and my GSO RC6 with 0.75X focal [...]

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M42 (Orion Nebula) & M43 (De Mairan’s Nebula): Oxygen iII narrowband only test channel image | Philip Henson

Oxygen iII narrowband only test channel image of M42/M43 region from 123 seconds ISO3200 exposure made on the morning of Sept. 15th with my Nikon D90 and the RC6 @F6.7 with the 0.75X focal [...]

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M20 Triffid Nebula | Philip Henson

M20 or Trifid Nebula in Ha channel or hydrogen alpha emissions light band only. Notice that only half the classical view of the nebula appears in this image as the blue reflection nebula portion [...]

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M42 (Orion Nebula) & M43 (De Mairan’s Nebula): False Color Composite from Ha + OIII only light channels | Philip Henson

False color composite of M42+M43 from Ha + OIII only light channels. Still working on blending but I think this is a good starting point for an image made from exposures from two different [...]

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M42 (Orion Nebula) & M43 (De Mairan’s Nebula): False Color Composite | Philip Henson

Same M42+M43 false color composite as unaltered color value from the camera sensor. I’m going to try to acquire the B(lue) channel tonight to make an RGB versus just RG as it currently is. [...]

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M17 (Omega or Swan Nebula) | Philip Henson

Hydrogen Alpha “Ha” narrow band light channel only image of the Omega or Swan Nebula -M17. Single 184 seconds ISO6400 “boost mode” shot with darks and post processing [...]