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2020 Deep Sky Collage, 


            Gabe Shaughnessy

2020 Deep Sky Collage

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8  ·  Teleskop Service ONTC 10" f4 Newton  ·  Astro-Physics 92mm F6.65 Stowaway  ·  Borg 55 FL F3.6

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro  ·  ZWO ASI6200MM Pro  ·  ZWO ASI071MC Pro  ·  QHYCCD QHY16200A Mono  ·  Quantum Scientific Imaging QSI 690 WSG-8

Mounts: Rainbow Astro RST-135  ·  Astro-Physics AP1100GTO  ·  Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO CP4

Software: PixInsight  ·  Voyager  ·  Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) Pro Software  ·  PHD2

Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm  ·  Chroma SII 3nm  ·  LRGB  ·  Chroma Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon Luminance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Ha 3nm  ·  Astrodon LRGB CCD Imaging Filters (E-Series), Gen2  ·  OIII 3nm  ·  SII 3nm

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v2  ·  Starlight Instruments Focuser Boss 2 HSM  ·  Alnitak Astro Flip-Flat  ·  DewBuster Dew Controller

Basic astrometry details job: 4122664

Resolution: 3780x2244

Data source: Backyard


I think we all can agree that 2020 has been a challenging year to say the least. One silver lining for me is that it has been the most productive year for me in astrophotography by far. Here is a collage of images I've acquired and processed this year. I still have quite the backlog of data ready to process as well. In all, I took over 4000 subs, amounting to over 500 hours of total exposure. The big reasons why I was able to collect so much data was having multiple rigs running at the same time, and an improvement in my overall target planning, while coordinating it all with Voyager.

Here's to an even better 2021. Clear skies to you all!

The Cave Nebula
The Clamshell Nebula - Sh2-119
The Bubble and Lobster Claw Nebula Region
The Andromeda Galaxy
The California Nebula
IC 342
IC 1396
The Heart and Soul Nebulae
The Bear Claw Nebula
The Fireworks Galaxy
The Seahorse Nebula and Fireworks Galaxy Region
The Question Mark Nebula
The Elephant's Trunk Nebula
The Deer Lick Galaxy Group
The Iris and the Clouds of Cepheus
vdB 152 and some old friends
The Veil Nebula
The Elephant's Trunk Nebula
The Fetus Nebula
NGC6823 and Friends
The Ghost Nebula
The Fleming-Pickering Triangle
Abell 39
The Cocoon Nebula Region
C/2020 F3 Comet Neowise
IC1311 and friends
The Soap Bubble Nebula
The Eagle and Swan above the Clouds of Sagittarius
The Draco Trio
The IC1311 region
The Rho Ophiuchus Region
Abell 61
The Lagoon and Trifid region
The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules
The Sunflower Galaxy
M81 region
M106 and friends
Virgo Cluster Members
The Pinwheel Galaxy
The Medusa Nebula
Lower's Nebula
The Heart Nebula
The Pacman Nebula
The WR 134 region