ASTRO IMAGES

Please send us images taken with iStar optics!

With each image please supply the following info:

1  Your name

2  Your location

3  Name of the object photographed

4 iStar lens or scope model

5  Imaging equipment

6  Exposure time

7  Date

8  Your email contact

Jose Restrepo/Dan Radulescu

 

Jupiter

September 4, 2021

San Diego/Escondido, California

 

 

5

Clear

Transparent

Good 4/5

10.3% moon

0 -7 km/h (0-5 mph)

 

 

iStar Phantom FCL 140-6.5

None

Skywatcher HEQ5 pro

None

Televue Powermate 4x

Note:  (5).(4.63) = 23 ≅ (6.5).(4x) =26

ASI294MC Pro – 4.63 μm pixel size

 

23oC - 19oC (73oF-68oF)

-10oC

300

0

1x1

15

14 ms / RAW8 / AVI

100

none

none

 

 

SharpCap Pro

AutoStakker!

Topaz Denoise AI, Topaz Sharpen AI, Affinity

Imagers

 

Object

Date(s)

Location

 

Conditions

Bortle zone

Cloud cover

Transparency

Seeing

Darkness

Wind

 

Hardware

Main scope

Guide scope

Mount

Filter(s)

Reducer/Flattener/Extender

 

Imaging camera

Imaging

Ambient temperature

Camera sensor temperature

Gain

Offset

Bin

Lucky imaging fps

Exposure/Color Space/ Output

Darks

Bias

Flats

 

Software

Imaging

Stacking

Processing

Jose Restrepo/Dan Radulescu

 

Saturn

August 26, 2021

San Diego/Escondido, California

 

 

5

Clear

Transparent

Good 4/5

87.6% moon

0 -7 km/h (0-5 mph)

 

 

iStar Phantom FCL 140-6.5

None

Skywatcher HEQ5 pro

None

Televue Powermate 4x

Note:  (5).(4.63) = 23 ≅ (6.5).(4x) =26

ASI294MC Pro – 4.63 μm pixel size

 

23oC - 19oC (73oF-68oF)

-10oC

268

0

1x1

15

 70 ms / RAW8 / AVI

100

none

none

 

 

SharpCap Pro

AstroSurface REDSHIFT-1  2021-07-18

Topaz Denoise AI, Topaz Sharpen AI

Imagers

 

Object

Date(s)

Location

 

Conditions

Bortle zone

Cloud cover

Transparency

Seeing

Darkness

Wind

 

Hardware

Main scope

Guide scope

Mount

Filter(s)

Reducer/Flattener/Extender

 

Imaging camera

Imaging

Ambient temperature

Camera sensor temperature

Gain

Offset

Bin

Lucky imaging fps

Exposure/Color Space/ Output

Darks

Bias

Flats

 

Software

Imaging

Stacking

Processing

Imagers

 

Object

Date(s)

Location

 

Conditions

Bortle zone

Cloud cover

Transparency

Seeing

Darkness

Wind

 

Hardware

Main scope

Guide scope

Mount

Filter(s)

Reducer/Flattener/Extender

Imaging camera

Jose Restrepo/Dan Radulescu

 

M20 – Trifid nebula

August 4, 2021

San Diego/Escondido, California

 

 

5

Clear

Transparent

Good 4/5

Dark (No moon)

0 -7 km/h (0-5 mph)

 

 

iStar Phantom FCL 140-6.5

None

Skywatcher HEQ5 pro

None

Starizona APEX ED-L 0.65x

ASI294MC Pro

Imaging

Ambient temperature

Camera sensor temperature

Subs

Integration time

Darks

Bias

Flats

 

Software

Imaging

Stacking

Processing

 

23oC - 19oC (73oF-68oF)

0oC

250@40s

2.78h

20

20

40

 

 

APT Pro

Siril

Siril, Affinity, Topaz Denoise AI

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Robin Lim

Singapore

NGC3372 (Eta Carinae Nebula)

iStar 140 F/6.5 APO triplet

QHYCCD QHY600M camera, William Optics Flat68III, SkyWatcher EQ8-R Pro Mount

integration  8 hours

March 1, 2021

N/A

Full Resolution picture

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Robin Lim

Singapore, Bortle 9 sky

NGC3372 (Eta Carinae Nebula)

iStar 140 F/6.5 APO triplet

QHYCCD QHY600M camera, William Optics Flat68III 1.0x Field Flattener, Skywatcher HEQ5 - Belt Modded Mount

3 hours 20 minutes Total integration time

February 7, 2021

N/A

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Dave Dev

Ontario, Canada

Pacman Nebula

Phoenix WXT 204-6LT

SBIG STT mono camera with h-alpha filter, EQ8 Mount

10 minute subs.  Total = 2 hour exposure

August 2015 (Taken at Starfest in Ontario)

davedev777@gmail.com

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Dave Dev

Ontario, Canada

Trifid Nebula

Phoenix WXT 204-6LT

SBIG STT mono camera with h-alpha filter, EQ8 Mount

10 minute subs.  Total = 2 hour exposure

August 2015 (Taken at Starfest in Ontario)

davedev777@gmail.com

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Philippe Tosi

France

Moon

iStar 204mm F9 Refractor

Skynyx Camera, Televue 3X Powermate, 540nm Green Filter

N/A

N/A

N/A

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Todd Strackbein

Naples, Florida

Sun, Moon

Ares WFX 150-5 R35

ZWO ASI120MC Camera, .50 Antares reducer, Baader Solar Film & ND Filter (Solar Image)

500 frames captured with Fire Capture and stacked with Registax 6

June 2014

N/A

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Jean-Pierre Brahic

Uzès, South France

Sun

N/A

N/A

N/A

February 23, 2014

jp-brahic@infonie.fr

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Jean-Pierre Brahic

Uzès, South France

Sun

N/A

N/A

N/A

February 2014

jp-brahic@infonie.fr

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Jean-Pierre Brahic

Uzès, South France

Sun

N/A

N/A

N/A

August 2013

jp-brahic@infonie.fr

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Jean-Pierre Brahic

Uzès, South France

Sun

N/A

camera Bassler ACA 1300 + Barlow 3x Herschell Prism Baader Ceramic

N/A

August 2013

jp-brahic@infonie.fr

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Jean-Pierre Brahic

Uzès, South France

Moon

N/A

camera IDS3240 + Barlow 2x

N/A

August 2013

jp-brahic@infonie.fr

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Jean-Pierre Brahic

Uzès, South France

Moon

228 F9 H-Alpha R30 on AP1200GTO Mount

camera IDS3240

40 ms

July 2013

jp-brahic@infonie.fr

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Jean-Pierre Brahic

Uzès, South France

Sun

228 F9 H-Alpha R30 on AP1200GTO Mount

camera Bassler ACA1300

15ms

July 2013

jp-brahic@infonie.fr

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Leslie Hess

Sardis, Arkansas, USA

Moon, Copernicus Crater

Barlowed 8 Inch f11 iStar Achromat

Canon 7D

120 frames 1/40th sec exposure, best 80 percent stacked in registax

March 2013

leslie_hess@yahoo.com

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Mike Harden

Fort Myers, Florida USA

Moon

Phantom 152-8 Fluorite APO Triplet

Imaging Source camera, 4x Televue Powermate

 N/A

October 4, 2011

N/A

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Mike Harden

Fort Myers, Florida USA

Jupiter

Phantom 152-8 Fluorite APO Triplet

Imaging Source DMK21 color, 4x Televue Powermate

 N/A

July 30, 2011 (5:00 AM)

N/A

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Frederic Amirayan

France, EU

Moon

Achromatic Doublet 150mm F/15

DMK 21 monochrome + IRCUT filter

400 individuals shot stacked (for all pictures)

April 11, 2011

zeu_98@yahoo.com

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Kristjan Heidberg

Iceland

M-27

127mm  F/7.5 3 element APO lens, fully multicoated

Canon 30D mod.

4x5 min.

October 10, 2010

kriskarl@heims.net

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

James Ling

Singapore (photo taken at Chalet D Punggai, Johor, Malaysia)

1st Quarter Moon

Achromatic Doublet 208mm F/8.8, Prime Focus with 2x Barlow

Canon 550D

~1/250 sec, single shot(!)

November 13, 2010

james.ling@sanmina-sci.com

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Jo Dahlmans (instrument and capture), Wouter Verhesen (image processing)

Nederland, EU

Solar flare in H-alpha

Achromatic doublet 150mm F/10 with Lunt solar filter

DMK41

~1/250 sec. 1500 out of 6000 frames

July 16, 2010

j.dahlmans@kpnplanet.nl        woutervehersen@hotmail.com

Name

Location

Object

iStar Optics

Imaging Equipment

Exposure time

Date

E-mail contact

Jo Dahlmans (instrument and capture), Wouter Verhesen (image processing)

Nederland, EU

C-Class Solar flare in mid erution in H-alpha

Achromatic doublet 150mm F/10 with Lunt solar filter

DMK41

~1/250 sec. 1500 out of 6000 frames

July 16, 2010

j.dahlmans@kpnplanet.nl        woutervehersen@hotmail.com