Wednesday, June 17, 2009

GUFI First Light

My first night playing with the new VATT GUFI science camera. Just a few bright objects I used as test subjects. None of the images were processed. All are single exposures with only contrast/levels adjustment.

NGC6543 in V band - 1 second exposure.

M57 in V band - 5 second exposure

Jupiter in I band - 0.01 second expsoure.

All images obtained using the VATT 1.8m telescope @ f/6.7 atop Mt. Graham, AZ using the Galway Ultra Fast Imager (GUFI) L3CCD science camera. All images are full frame - @ 3' x 3'. Seeing was poor ( > 1.2 arcseconds).

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Southern Exposure redux

OK. Adding a little color to the visible universe - here is the same Rho Ophiuchi region of the sky seen in the previous post - albeit done a little more properly. 66 one minute exposures with a Canon 5D MKII through an 85mm lens at f/1.8 and ISO 800. Tracked, standard astro post processed with flats, biases and darks, and finally gaudified with photoshop. Ha!

Sunday, June 14, 2009

Southern Exposure

Up here at the VATT again on mount graham - working with a new instrument. Had a few seconds to get the old (new really) 5D Mark II on the sky for a couple of test exposures. Taken at ISO 6400 | 85mm | f/1.2 | unguided and untracked | 6 seconds.