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Eclipse of Moon, 28 September 2015 ECLIPSED MOON IN PISCES STAR FIELD
September 28, 2015
300mm Tele-objective F#4.0
FTF2020-M CCD
RGB-filter wheel
Eclipsed Moon: 2 sec RGB
Star field: 30 sec RGB
FoV: 4.7x3.5 degrees

Hickson44 group in Leo M95 with SN2012aw M95 and M96 April 2007 reprocessed
Hickson 44 group
April 16, 2012 and April 4, 2011
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD with
RGB-filterwheel
Lum.: 87x100sec (2011)
RGB: 15x120sec binned (2012)
FoV: 0.4x0.3degr
M95 with SN2012aw
March 28, 2012
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD
Lum.: 37x120sec
RGB (2007):14x100sec binned
FoV: 0.13x0.13degr
M95 and M96
March 11 and April 7, 2007
Reprocessed
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD
RGB-filterwheel
L: 55x90sec RGB: 14x100sec binned
FoV: 0.87x0.67degr

M58, NGC4567/68 M106 and NGC4217 Crab nebula SHO NGC2683 Lynx
M58 and Siamese twins
NGC4567 and NGC4568
May 3, 2011
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD with
RGB-filter wheel
Lum.: 58x120sec
RGB: 25x120sec binned
FoV: 0.85x0.61degr
North=Left
M106 and NGC4217
May 1, 2011
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD with
RGB-filter wheel
Lum.: 114x100sec
RGB: 19x100sec binned
FoV: 0.90x0.64 degr
M1 Crab nebula
January 28, 2011
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD with
SHO-filter wheel
Lum.: H+O
SHO: 25x120sec
FoV: 0.26x0.26 degr
NGC2683
8,11 en 17 april 2010
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD with
RGB-filter wheel
Lum.: 59x2 min
RGB: 12x2 min
FoV: 0.28x0.28 degr

NGC3198 Ursa Major NGC4490 and NGC4485 NGC3184 Ursa Major Comet Lulin 2 march 2009
NGC3198
6 and 9 april 2010
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD with
RGB filter wheel
Lum.: 79x90 sec
RGB: 16x120sec
FoV: 0.28x0.28degr
NGC4490 and 4485
20 apr/22 may 2009
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD with
RGB filter wheel
Lum.: 72x90 sec
RGB: 18x120sec
FoV: 0.28x0.28degr
NGC3184
20/22 april 2009
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD with
RGB filter wheel
Lum.: 75x90 sec
RGB: 12x120sec
FoV: 0.28x0.28degr
Comet Lulin
March 2, 2009
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD with
RGB filter wheel
Lum.: 1x60 sec
RGB: 4x60sec
FoV: 0.9x0.9degr

Images made with the FTF2020-M CCD camera equipped with a Baader H-alpha filter (7nm bandwidth) and with either the 25cm Newton using a coma-corrector resulting in f/D=4.7 or a Leica f=300mm teleobjective at F#4

IC1848 Detail East in H-alpha IC1848 Eastern part
2 jan 2009
25cm Newton f/D=4.7
Exposure: 84x150 sec
Field of View: 1.1 x 1.0 degr.
IC1805 and IC1848 in H-alpha IC1805 and 1848
27/28 dec 2008
f=300mm Leica teleobj.
Exposure: 66x3 min
Field of View: 4.6 x 3.5 degr.
IC410 in H-alpha IC405 in H-alpha Auriga nevel complex in H-alpha IC59 and IC63 near Gamma Cass.
IC410
30 dec 2008
25cm Newton f/D=4.7
Exposure: 55x150sec
FoV: 0.9 x 0.9 degr.
IC405
29 dec 2008
25cm Newton f/D=4.7
Exposure: 59x150sec
FoV: 1.1 x 0.8 degr.
Auriga nevels
IC405, IC410 en IC417
27/28 dec 2008
f=300mm Leica teleobj.
Exposure: 112x3 min
FoV: 4.6 x 4.4 degr.
IC59&IC63
7 december 2008
25cm Newton f/D=4.7
Exposure: 31x3 min
FoV: 1.1x0.9 degr.

NGC5985 , NGC5982, NGC5981 in Draco NGC4236 in Draco NGC5033 and NGC5005 NGC4631 and NGC4656
NGC5985, 5982, 5981
Triplet in Draco
10 may 2008
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD
Exposure: 20x150sec
FoV: 0.40x0.23 degr
NGC4236 in Draco
10 may 2008
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD
Exposure: 28x150sec
FoV: 0.4x0.4 degr
NGC5033 & NGC5005
6-8 may 2008
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD with
RGB-filterwheel
RGB: 15x120 (binned)
L: 66x120
FoV: 0.95x0.95gr
NGC4631 & NGC4656
4,5 may 2008
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD with
RGB-filterwheel
RGB: 13x120 (binned)
L: 44x120
FoV: 0.8x0.6gr

IC443 in h-alpha IC443, 10 february 2008
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD with
Baader H-alpha filter
54 images of 150 sec
FoV: 0.90x0.85 degr
8P/Tuttle near M33 COMET 8P/TUTTLE NEAR M33
30 december 2007
f=300mm Telelens @ F#4
FTF2020-M CCD with RGB-filterwheel
RGB: 4x120sec; L: 4x120sec
FoV: cropped to 2.4x1.9 degr

Moon with 15 times enhanced colours, 24 november 2007

25cm Newton with Barlow projection f/D=12; FTF1010-M CCD; MYC-filterwheel+10xND filter; Exp.time 0.05sec

Moon northern half Moon east side Moonn Mare Tranquillitatis Moon detail around Tycho
NORTHERN HALF
Note the area around Aristarchus,
Copernicus, Plato, Aristillus, the
material deposits around Copernicus
and Kepler and the brown/blue
colours of the Mares
EASTERN DETAIL
Note the reddish colour
of Theophilis and the
deposits around
Proclus
MARE TRANQUILLITATIS
and Mare Serenitatis:
Brown versus blue
DETAIL OF AREA
AROUND TYCHO
Note the contrast in
colour around and
south-west of Tycho
and the eastern and
northern part of the image

Volle maan in kleur FULL MOON in colour, 2/3 february 2007

<-- Click on the image for a description of the image processing

25cm Newton, f/D=5.7, FTT1010-M CCD and RGB-filterset + 10xND
Exposure: 35 msec; Colour enhanced 15 times

COMET 17P/HOLMES

Equipment: 25cm Newton f/D=5.7; FTF2020-M CCD; RGB-filterwheel

Mouse-over: Sharpened with a Larson-Sekanina filter

Stitched images of 30 oct.
3, 7 11 and 15 nov. 2007
FoV: 3.8x0.8 degr.
15 nov. 2007
RGB: 20x30sec
L: 7x30sec
FoV: 0.70x0.70 degr
11 nov. 2007
RGB: 20x30sec
L: 7x30sec
FoV: 0.55x0.55 degr
7 nov. 2007
RGB: 20x30sec
FoV: 0.55x0.55 degr
3 nov. 2007
RGB: 10x30sec
FoV: 0.55x0.55 degr
30 oct. 2007
RGB: 8x10sec
FoV: 0.55x0.55 degr

Pelican nebula detail NGC7635 and M52 Veil nebula west Dumbbell nebula
Detail Pelican nebula
22 october 2007
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD, binned
Baader H-alfa filter
Exposure: 50x180sec
waxing gibbous moon nearby!
FoV: 0.79x0.95 degr
NGC7635 and M52
13 october 2007
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD
Baader H-alfa filter
Exposure: 29x180sec
FoV: 0.93x0.93 degr
Veil nebula west
13 and 14 october 2007
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD
Baader H-alfa filter
Exposure: 59x180sec
FoV: 0.67x0.93 degr
Dumbbell nebula
16 september 2007
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD
RGB-filterwheel
Exp. RGB 12x90sec
FoV: 0.3x0.3 degr
vdB142 in IC1396 M44 Beehive, 11 march 2007 NGC4725 / NGC4712 / NGC4747 M96 en M95
vdB142 in IC1396
15 sep and 14 oct 2007
25cm Newton f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD, binned
Baader H-alpha filter
Exp.: 63x150sec
FoV: 0.95x0.82 degr
M44 Beehive, Cancer
11 march 2007
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7,
FTF2020-M CCD
RGB-filterwheel
RGB: 6x30sec
FoV: 0.9x0.9 degr.
NGC4725, 4712 and 4747
8 and 16 april 2007
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD
RGB-filterwheel
L: 38x120sec
RGB 12x120s binned
FoV: 0.86x0.65 degr.
M96 and M95
11 march and 7 april 2007
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD
RGB-filterwheel
L: 55x90sec
RGB 12x100s binned
FoV: 0.87x0.67 degr.

Total lunar eclipse 3/4 march 2007 Eclipse of Moon 3/4 march 2007 Moon and Saturn
Total Lunar Eclipse
3/4 march 2007
15cm Newton, f/D=6.3
FTT1010-C color CCD
Partial eclipsed Moon :
0.1-0.7sec with 1mm NG3 filter
Fully eclipsed Moon:
3-5 sec
Eclipsed Moon in Leo star field
3/4 march 2007
300mm Telelens F#5.5
FTF2020-M CCD
RGB-filter
Eclipsed Moon: 2 sec RGB
Star field: 15 sec RGB
FoV: 4.1x2.7 degrees
Full moon in color
2/3 february 2007
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD
RGB-filter + 10xND
Exposure: 2x35 msec
Orginal color image
Enhanced colors 15x
Full moon and Saturn
2 february 2007
25cm Newton,f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD
R-filter + 10x ND
Exposure: 40 msec
Saturn enhanced 25 times

Planetary nebula PK205 NGC 1491 H-alpha North America en Pelican Nebula Crescent nebula M17 Swan or Omega Nebula
Planetary nebula PK205
22 january 2007
25cm Newton,f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD
H-alpha filter (10nm)
Exposure: 48x100sec.
FoV: 0.36x0.36 gr.
NGC1491
22 january 2007
25cm Newton,f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD
H-alpha filter (10nm)
Exposure: 55x90sec.
FoV: 0.28x0.28 gr.
North America and Pelican nebula
15 october 2006
300mm f#4 teleobjective
FTF2020-M CCD
H-alpha filter (10nm)
Exposure: 24x3min.
FoV: 4.5x4.5gr.
NGC6888 Crescent nebula
20 september 2006
25cm Newton,f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD
H-alpha filter (10nm)
Exposure: 83x90 sec
FoV: 0.44x0.44gr.
M17, Swan or Omega nebula
4 july 2006
25cm Newton,f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD
H-alfa filter (10nm)
Exposure: 30x80sec
FoV: 0.96x0.96gr.

M16 Eagle nebula M13 and NGC6207 Schwassmann-Wachmann 73P NGC3521
M16, Eagle nebula
3 july 2006
25cm Newton,f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD
H-alfa filter (10nm)
Exposure: 58x60sec
FoV: 0.96x0.96gr.
M13 with NGC6207
2 july 2006
25cm Newton,f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD
Exposure: 23x30sec
FoV: 0.90x0.90gr.
Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann
Fragments C and B, 11 may 2006
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7
with FTF2020-M CCD
Exposure: 90 seconds
FoV: 0.96x0.96 degr.
NGC3521
2 april 2006
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7
and FTT1010-M CCD
Exposure: LRGB 89/7/9/11*70s
FoV: 0.7x0.5 gr.

M88 may 2005 Leo Triplet april 2005 M99 2 april 2005 NGC2903 1 april 2005
M88
6/11 may 2005
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD, RGB-filters
L: 32x90sec, RGB: 12x120sec
Processing: unsharp masked
FOV: 0.24x0.24 degr.
M66, M65 and NGC3628
11/27 april 2005
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7
FTF2020-M CCD, RGB-filters
L: 52x90sec, RGB: 14x120sec
Processing: unsharp masked
FOV: 0.70x0.85 deg
M99
2 april 2005
25cm Newton f=1455mm, f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD in prime focus
Exposure: 52x90sec
Processing: unsharp masked
Field of View: 0.22x0.22 deg
NGC2903
1 april 2005
25cm Newton f=1455mm, f/D=5.7
FTT1010-M CCD, RGB filter
L: 56x60sec, RGB: 9x90sec
Processing: unsharp masked
FOV: 0.38x0.29 deg

Eskimo nebula 27 feb 2005 Macholz with jets 4 feb 2005 Macholz bij pleiaden 7 jan 2005 Macholz bij pleiaden 8 jan 2005
Eskimo nebula
27 february 2005
f=4300mm Cassegrain, f/D=16.8
FTT1010-M CCD; MYC-filter wheel
Each color: 17x60sec
H-alpha component: unsharp masked
Image deconvoluted with MEM
Macholz with jets
4 february 2005
f=4300mm Cassegrain, f/D=16.8
FTT1010-M CCD; 14x30 seconds
Larson-Sekanina filter Alfa=15gr
Field of view: 0.13x0.1 degr.
Macholz near the Pleiades
7 january 2005
f=300mm tele-objective, F# 5.5
FTF2020-M CCD
Exposure: 7x15 seconds
Macholz near the Pleiades
8 january 2005
f=300mm tele-objective, F# 5.5
FTF2020-M CCD
Exposure: 17x12 seconds

IC1805 and Melotte 15 with H-alpha filter IC1805 and Melotte 15 detail NGC281 and IC1590 IC1590 detail Veil nebula in H-alpha Veil nebula
IC1805 and Melotte 15
19 december 2004
prime focus 25cm Newton
FTF2020-M with H-alpha filter
and coma-corrector at f/D=4.7
Exposure: 44x3 minutes
Field of View: 1.1x1.1 degrees
Lower detail: 0.66x0.44 deg.
NGC281 and IC1590
23 november 2004
prime focus 25cm Newton
FTF2020-M with H-alpha filter
and coma-corrector at f/D=4.7
Exposure: 59x2.5 minutes
Field of View: 0.7x0.7 degrees
Lower detail: 0.3x0.2 deg.
Veil Nebula
11 october 2004
f=300mm teleobjective at F#5.5
FTF2020-M with H-alpha filter(Bandwidth 10nm)
Exposure: 56x3 minutes
Field of View: 4.0x4.0 degrees
Veil Nebula East (NGC6992)
30 september 2002
Prime focus f=1455cm Newton scope at F/D=5.7
FTF2020-M with RG630 and IR cutt-off filter
Transmission 630-720nm
Exposure: 35x2 minutes
Field of View: 1x1 degree.

On the left, a recently taken image of nebulae in the vicinity of Gamma-Cygni is given. A f=300mm tele-objective, fitted with an H-alpha filter (Edmund optics) was used to create this nearly 5x5 degrees field of view. Some distinctly bright and dark nebula are visible of which three were photographed previously in more detail using the 10" Newton (f=1455mm).
H-alpha nebula around Gamma-Cygni IC1318 North NGC6888 H-alpha IC1318 East
H-alpha nebulae around Gamma-Cygni
9 and 15 september 2004
FTF-2020M CCD (no binning)
f=300mm tele-obj. and H-alpha filter
Stack of 118 images of 3 min.
Field of view: 4.7x4.7 degrees
IC1318 North
2 September 2004
FTF2020-M (binned)
Prime focus 10" Newton
Band filter RG630+IR-filter
(transmission 630-720nm)
Exposure: 57x2 minutes
FOV: 1x1 degrees
NGC6888 Crescent nebula
5 October 2003
FTT1010-M (binned)
Prime focus 25cm Newton, f/D=5.7
H-alpha filter
Exposure: 29x150sec
FOV: 0.45x0.45 degr.
Imaged with Gamma=2
IC1318 East and LDN889
6 October 2002
FTF2020-M (binned)
Prime focus 10" Newton
Band filter RG630+IR-filter
(transmission 630-720nm)
Exposure: 42x2 minutes
FOV: 1x1 degrees

Transit of Venus 8 june 2004 Transit of Venus
8 june 2004, 9h44 UT
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7 with Mylar sheet
FTT1010-M in prime focus
Additional ND3, RG630 and IR filter
Exposure: 0.1 seconds
2nd contact 5h39 Second (inside) contact of Venus
8 june 2004, 5h39 UT
Images separated by 15 seconds
25cm Newton, f/D=5.7 with Mylar sheet
FTT1010-M in prime focus
Additional ND3, RG630 and IR filter
Exposure: 0.1 seconds

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