Andover Astronomical Society

Pictures by Chairman Paul Curtis

See his website at www.amateurastronomy.co.uk

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lx200.jpg (44189 bytes) Paul's 'scope - Meade LX200 10" f10 Schmidt-Cassegrain reflector and his Skypod Observatory
M45, Pleiades in Sagittarius. Canon 450D DSLR camera f5.6 400mm lens. Guided by 10" Meade LX200. Sum of 5 three minute exposures. Feb 2010
M42, Orion Nebula, Meade  LX200 SCT  f6.3, Canon 450D DSLR at prime focus. Average of 8 images x one minute exposures at, Jan 2009
Moon, (lunar phase 58%), Meade  LX200 SCT  f6.3, Canon 450D EOS at prime focus. Average of 9 images x 1/200th second exposures at ASA400, Dec 2008
Moon - Clavius - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f10, Philips TouCam Pro Webcam. Sum of 52 x 1/50th second exposures, processed in Registax 2, Apr 2005 Paul Curtis
B33, Horsehead Nebula, Orion - 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. 24 minute exposure, March 2010
Aurora in Norway, October 2014
Comet Lovejoy, January 2015
Cocoon Nebula, Cygnus, July 2014
M31 Andromeda Galaxy
Jupiter, March 2015
Running Man Nebula, Orion
Iris Nebula
Comet C/2009 R1 McNaught, Approx Magnitude 6 in Perseus, Canon 550D EOS camera f5.6 400mm lens. Guided by 10" Meade LX200. Five minute exposure summed on comet, June 2010
M16, Eagle nebula in Serpens, 10" Meade LX200 SCT 6.3, Canon 550D EOS. 13 minute exposure. June 2010
M17, Omega nebula in Sagittarius, 10" Meade LX200 SCT 6.3, Canon 550D EOS. 11 minute exposure. June 2010
M20, Triffid nebula in Sagittarius, 10" Meade LX200 SCT 6.3, Canon 550D EOS. 10 minute exposure. May 2010
M27 Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f10, Canon 450D EOS camera. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 20 minutes. September 2009
M31, Great Spiral Galaxy in Andromeda, Canon 450D EOS camera f5.6 400mm lens. Guided by 10" Meade LX200. Twenty-four minute exposure. Sep 2009
M33, Pinwheel Galaxy in Triangulum. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Canon 450D EOS camera. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 30 minutes. January 2010
M42, Orion Nebula. 10" Meade LX200 SCT f6.3, Canon 450D EOS camera. Average of 8 one minute exposures. Jan 2009
M57 The Ring Nebula in Lyra, 10" Meade LX200 SCT f10,
 - Canon 450D EOS camera. Exposure time 14 minutes. September 2009
M101 Sc Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major, Mag 7.9, 28'
- 10" Meade LX200 SCT f4, Starlight Xpress SXVF-MX9 CCD. Multiple exposures : Effective integration time 21 minutes
NGC7000, North American Nebula, Cygnus, Canon 450D EOS camera f5.6 400mm lens. Guided by 10" Meade LX200. Twenty-four minute exposure. Aug 2009
Noctilucent Clouds due North and the star Capella, Canon 550D EOS camera f4.5 32mm lens. Exposure 0.4 second, July 9th 2010
Venus transit of the Sun, 8th June 2004. 4" Questar stopped down to about 40mm with a solar filter. Phillips Toucam Pro Webcam with an IR/UV filter attached. Sum of 50 exposures each 1/500th second.
Total Solar Eclipse, Avrency, France, 11th August 1999
Perseid Meteor in Cygnus, Canon 550D EOS camera f3.5 10mm lens. Exposure 15 seconds at iso3200, August 13th 2010 at 00.11