Orion Nebula

M42 & M43 The Great Orion Nebula Complex

While Waiting For the Comet to Rise above the trees, I was killing time nabbing a few Frames of The M42 & M43 Orion Nebula Complex..always fun to image & always lots of details easily visible in this stellar Nursery even in a small 5.5 inch diameter telescope! I grab this 35 minute, 7 x 5min subs. I could have rotated the Camera to included the Blue Running Man Nebula(off the top edge), but was already focused & orientated for Shooting the Double Tail of Comet Catalina that I was about to shoot on the Morning of 12-20-2015.
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John Chumack
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Comet Catalina

Want a Comet for Christmas?

Do you Want a Comet For Christmas?
Well here is Comet Catalina C/2013 US10, A close-up tracking on the Comet’s Nucleus for 60 minutes, you can see the several Ion Tails top, and the Bottom right the Dust tail. QHY8 Cooled Color CCD camera, my Homemade 16 Inch Diameter Fork Mounted Newt. Scope, 12 x 5 minute subs, tracking the comet’s Nucleus. The comet is shining at about 5th magnitude, Easy Binocular object, look for the Green fuzzy ball between Bright Stars Arcturus & Spica all this week & Next.

I captured this Early Sunday Morning 12-20-2015 from 10:22 U.T. to 11:22 U.T., Cold 27 F & Perfectly clear all night, then at 5:00am when the comet was high enough to see in the SouthEast, this high cloudy crap came in, forcing me to shoot through terrible High thick cirrus clouds. Dogging Clouds, by pausing auto guiding, until they passed. Its not my best, but I managed to clean it up somewhat, Also took some wider field shots through the 5.5 inch Newt. & DSLR’s Lenses too, those will come later this week.

Best Regards,
John Chumack
www.galacticimages.com

Venus at Dawn

The Planet Venus at Dawn

The Planet Venus & Tree Silhouette at Dawn! I captured this on my drive back from Maryland, at Sideling Hill early Monday morning 11-23-2015!!! I just love the Beautiful colors of Dawn! Keep watching each morning as Venus sinks lower and lower toward the Horizon as the Month goes on.
I know that the new  comet Catalina is in there somewhere as well, lost in the glow of Dawn, but it will be emerging into darker skies, and will be visible in binoculars in the next couple of Months under the darker early morning skies look South East with binoculars over the next month to get a glimpse of it…As soon as I Capture it you will all get to see the photos.

More details on this new comet will come later..

Canon 6D DSLR, 24mm, F4, ISO 1250, 1/400 sec. exp., Hand held! It was cold out, I did not want to mess with setting up tripod, 19F out this morning! Burr, but was worth the hand held shot!
I’m Wishing you all a great time with your families this holiday season!
Best Regards,
John Chumack
www.galacticimages.com