Tuesday, November 13, 2018

November 13, 2018: More progress with astrophotography

Slowly, I'm overcoming problems - initially huge problems: vibration, tracking, noise and polar alignment.  For post processing, I'm using Deep Sky Stacker and then Lightroom 6 for post-post processing. Below are results from last night. Still room for improvement.

Orion Nebula, M42. 25 images stacked

Flame nebula (NGC2024) and the Horsehead Nebula (IC 434) - 46 images stacked (30 sec exposures)
Annotated image from Astrometry.net
Full analysis with annotation at Astrometry.net

Friday, November 2, 2018

October 31, 2018. Orion Nebula and flame nebula

More practice with astrophotography using DSLR camera telephoto lens.  I've encountered a new challenge - how to identify what I "think" I've photographed.  I've found a web site Astrometry: Images analysis and annotation. In addition, I've found that Amazon is offering an image and feature recognition site:  Amazon Image Recognition API.  This world of image analysis is a new world for me to explore.  

Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) above Alnitak (left most star in Orion's Belt)

Here is the analysis of this image submitted to nova.astrometry.net

Placing my image in context

Analysis by Amazon's Rekognition

Orion Nebula 

Image and analysis of an unknown submitted to nova.astrometry.net