UK skies often mean imaging under less than optimal conditions – this year has been particularly poor in terms of clear skies. It seems all we’ve had is rain and cloud so, whenever the skies are clear, I need to get out and have a go. And so it was last Wednesday, when a clear […]Read More Imaging NGC 1976: The Great Nebula of Orion & Running Man
Over the last nine months of imaging, I have learned a lot about capturing and processing images. I have also built up a list of targets I want to capture; a list primarily driven by the classic images we’ve all seen before: Andromeda, Orion Nebula and, top of my list, The Horsehead Nebula. For some […]Read More Capturing The Horsehead Nebula – Barnard 33
Narrow band imaging refers to imaging using filters that only let through a very narrow range of the light spectrum, often 0.07nm or less. They effectively block all other light frequencies. The spectral width of these filters therefore blocks out a lot of light pollution – light from streetlights in towns and cities that reflects […]Read More What is narrow band imaging?