Galactic Neighbourhood

Astrophotos of our immediate vincinity.  So to speak our inner galactic neighbourhood.

Object: Abell 28, Borgfeld, 2018, Feb
Scope: Skywatcher Esprit 100 ED at f/5.5
Camera: Atik 383 L+, 17.5 h
Mount: Avalon Linear
Guiding: ASI 290MM 60/240 Finderscope, PHD2
Processing: PI
Remark: Find more information here.

Object: Abell 31 or Sh2-290, Borgfeld, 2018, Feb and March
Scope: Skywatcher Esprit 100 ED at f/5.5
Camera: Atik 383 L+, 7.5 h Ha (7nm), 6h O[III] (3 nm), 5.7h LRGB
Mount: Avalon Linear
Guiding: ASI 290MM 60/240 Finderscope, PHD2
Processing: PI
Remark: A real dark planetary. Because of its size – approx. 15 arc min – with low apparent surface brightness. Some report a distance of 2000 ly. Used CLS-Filter for luminance with success. North is up.

Object: M44 Praesaepe, 20.02.2018, Borgfeld
Scope: Skywatcher Esprit 100 ED with small Riccardi at f/4.1
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII, CLS, 15×4 min at ISO 800
Mount: Avalon Linear
Guiding: ASI 290MM  60/240 Finderscope, PHD2
Processing: PI
Remark: A famous open cluster mostly visible by the naked eye.

Object: M37, 06.02.2018, Borgfeld
Scope: SW Esprit 100 ED with Riccardi reducer f/4.1
Camera: Atik 383 L+, LRGB: 8/8/8/8×4 min
Mount: Avalon Linear
Guiding: ASI290m Mini 60/240 Finderscope, PHD-Guiding
Processing: SQM Pro, PI, PS
Remark: North is up.

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