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Galaxies

2011

The M81 Group and the Integrated Flux Nebula
lens  Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM at f/3.2
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 800
exposure  180x 120s
mount  Losmandy GM8 guided with Guidemaster
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS5 and DeepSkyStacker
location  1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th of May 2011 - Varages, France
comment  Galaxies: M81, M82, NGC2976, NGC3077, Holmberg IX, UGC5139 and many others
comment  3405 x 2270 - 2400 x 1600
m81 group

2010

NGC2903
telescope  Orion Optics 200mm f/4.5 Photo Newton
lens  Celestron Multi Purpose Coma Corrector
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  50x 120s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS4 and DeepSkyStacker
location  8th of April 2010 - Sombeke, Belgium
ngc2903

2009

NGC4631 and NGC4656 - The Whale And The Hockeystick
telescope  Orion Optics 200mm f/4.5 Photo Newton
lens  Celestron Multi Purpose Coma Corrector
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  50x 180s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS5 and DeepSkyStacker
location  21st of April 2009 - Sombeke, Belgium
m106

M106
telescope  Orion Optics 200mm f/4.5 Photo Newton
lens  Celestron Multi Purpose Coma Corrector
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  90x 180s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS5 and DeepSkyStacker
location  29th and 31st of March and 20th of April 2009 - Sombeke, Belgium
comment  2700 x 1800
m106

M101 - The Pinwheel Galaxy
telescope  Orion Optics 200mm f/4.5 Photo Newton
lens  Celestron Multi Purpose Coma Corrector
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  50x 180s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and DeepSkyStacker
location  24th of April 2009 - Sombeke, Belgium
comment  Galaxies: NGC 5477
comment  Galaxies: PGC 49919
comment  2400 x 1600
the pinwheel galaxy

M51 - The Whirlpool Galaxy
telescope  Orion Optics 200mm f/4.5 Photo Newton
lens  Celestron Multi Purpose Coma Corrector
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  60x 180s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and DeepSkyStacker
location  20th and 21st of March 2009 - Sombeke, Belgium
comment  Galaxies: NGC 5169, 5173, 5195, 5198
comment  Galaxies: IC 4263, 4277, 4278
comment  Galaxies: PGC 47274, 47323, 91291, ...
comment  3300 x 2200 - 2700 x 1800
the whirlpool galaxy

M65, M66 and NGC3628 - The Leo Triplet
telescope  Orion Optics 200mm f/4.5 Photo Newton
lens  Celestron Multi Purpose Coma Corrector
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  50x 180s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and DeepSkyStacker
location  20th of March 2009 - Sombeke, Belgium
comment  Faint traces of the tidal tail of NGC 3628 may be spotted above the galaxy
comment  Galaxies: IC 2708, IC 2745, PGC 1437871
comment  2700 x 1800
leo triplet

M108 and M97 - The Owl Nebula
telescope  Orion Optics 200mm f/4.5 Photo Newton
lens  Celestron Multi Purpose Coma Corrector
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  66x 120s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and DeepSkyStacker
location  17th of March 2009 - Sombeke, Belgium
comment  2400 x 1600
m97 and m108

2008

M33 - The Triangulum Galaxy
lens  Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM at f/2.8
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  180x 60s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and DeepSkyStacker
location  26th, 27th and 28th of December 2008 - Sombeke, Belgium
comment  Galaxies: UGC 987, UGC 1033, UGC 1045, PGC 5364
comment  2700 x 1800
m33

M31, M32 and M110 - The Andromeda Galaxy
lens  Canon EF 300mm f/2.8 L USM at f/2.8
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 800
exposure  50x 360s and 10x 120s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and DeepSkyStacker
location  31st of August - 3rd of September 2008 - Montlaux, France
comment  2400 x 1600 - 3390 x 2260
m31

2007

M31, M32 and M110 - The Andromeda Galaxy
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM at 200mm f/2.8
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 1600
exposure  20x 360s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  11th of September 2007 - Montlaux, France
m31

M81, M82, NGC 2976 and NGC3077 - The M81 Group
lens  William Optics Zenithstar 80mm Fluorite Doublet f/7 @ f/5.6
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
lens  William Optics 0.8x Reducer/Flattener
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 1600
exposure  10x600s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2, Neat Image and Iris
location  14th of April 2007 - Any-Martin-Rieux, France
comment  Galaxies: Holmberg IX, PGC28731, PGC28802, UGC5210, UGC5247, UGC5302
comment  2100 x 1400
m81 group

M65, M66 and NGC3628 - The Leo Triplet
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Modified Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 1600
exposure  25x360s
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2, Neat Image and Iris
location  7th of April 2007 - Hove, Belgium
the leo triplet

2006

Virgo Cluster
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/2.8 L USM at 200mm f/4
camera  Canon EOS 20D
filter  Hutech IDAS LPS-P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 1600
exposure  13x 300s
mount  Losmandy GM8
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  23nd of December 2006 - Any-Martin-Rieux, France
comment  3450 x 2300
comment  3450 x 2300 with overlay made with Cartes du Ciel maps
virgo cluster

M33
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon EOS 20D
filter  9 exposures with Lumicon Deep Sky 1.25" Filter
filter  9 exposures with Hutech IDAS LPS P2 Front Filter
film  ISO 800
exposure  18x600s
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2, Neat Image and Iris
location  16th of October and 15th of November 2006 - Hove, Belgium
m33

M65, M66 and NGC3628 - The Leo Triplet
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon EOS 20D
filter  Lumicon Deep Sky 1.25" Filter
film  ISO 1600
exposure  9x360s
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop 6.0, Neat Image and Iris
location  29th of January 2006 - Hove, Belgium
m65, m66 and ngc3628

2005

M31, M32 and M110
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM at 200mm f/4
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 400
exposure  13 minutes of combined exposures
mount  Skywatcher HEQ5 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  10th of August 2005 - Fornet-Dessus, Switzerland
m31

M33
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM at 200mm f/4
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 400
exposure  16 minutes of combined exposures
mount  Skywatcher HEQ5 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  10th of August 2005 - Fornet-Dessus, Switzerland
m33

M81 and M82
lens  Canon EF 70-200mm f/4 L USM at 200mm f/4
camera  Canon EOS 20D
film  ISO 400
exposure  14 minutes of combined exposures
mount  Skywatcher HEQ5 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop CS2 and Iris
location  10th of August 2005 - Fornet-Dessus, Switzerland
m81

M65, M66 and NGC3628 - The Leo Triplet
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon New F-1
film  Fuji Sensia II 400
exposure  8 minutes
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Processing in Photoshop 6.0, Neat Image and Iris
location  6th of February 2005 - Hove, Belgium
m65, m66 and ngc3628

M84, M86 and a bunch of NGC's
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon New F-1
film  Fuji Sensia II 400
exposure  8 minutes
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Crop, levels, curves and unsharp masking in Photoshop 6.0 and noise reduction in Iris
location  6th of February 2005 - Hove, Belgium
m84, m86 and a bunch of ngc's

M95 and M96
telescope  Takahashi FS-102 (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
camera  Canon New F-1
film  Fuji Sensia II 400
exposure  8 minutes
mount  Fork Mount by Astro Optik Philipp Keller (Volkssterrenwacht Urania)
processing  Crop, levels, curves and unsharp masking in Photoshop 6.0 and noise reduction in Iris
location  6th of February 2005 - Hove, Belgium
m95 and m96

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