Geoff Smith's Digital AstroImaging Gallery


Object: "The Trio in Leo"
Exposure: 3 x 5 minutes each of RGB, 12 x 5minutes L
Equipment: QSI 540 wsg camera through a 110mm William Optics ZS110 apochromatic refractor on a Losmandy GM8 mount. Guiding using an Orion Starshoot on OAG, using PHD
Location / Date: Wiruna, Ilford, NSW - 28 March 2009


Object: NGC 4565
Exposure: 2 x 5 minutes each of RGB, 4 x 5minutes L
Equipment: QSI 540 wsg camera through a 110mm William Optics ZS110 apochromatic refractor on a Losmandy GM8 mount. Guiding using an Orion Starshoot on OAG, using PHD
Location / Date: Wiruna, Ilford, NSW - 28 March 2009


Object: NCG 2070 - The Tarantula Nebula
Exposure: 3 x 5 minutes each of LRGB
Equipment: QSI 540 wsg camera through a 110mm William Optics ZS110 apochromatic refractor on a Losmandy GM8 mount. Guiding using an Orion Starshoot on OAG, using PHD
Location / Date: Wiruna, Ilford, NSW - 24 January 2009


Object: The moon, showing Mare Serenitatis and the prominent craters Aristoteles and Eudoxus.
Equipment: William Optics ZS110 Apochromatic 110mm refractor with DBK21AU04.AS Imaging Source camera.
Exposure: 800 frames at 30fps.
Processing: Stacked, combined, optimised and sharpened in Registax. Touched up in Photoshop.
Location/Date: 12 May 2008, Beecroft.


Object: Centaurus A, NGC 5128
Equipment: William Optics ZS110 Apochromatic 110mm refractor with unmodified Canon 350D camera
Guiding: Orion Starshoot autoguiding camera through Skywatcher SW708 70mm refractor, using PHD
Exposure: 8 x 10min for a total of 80min at ISO800
Processing: Stacked and combined in ImagesPlus. Finished in Photoshop.
Location/Date: Wiruna 3 May, 2008


Object: Omega Centauri, NGC 5139
Equipment: William Optics ZS110 Apochromatic 110mm refractor with unmodified Canon 350D camera
Guiding: Orion Starshoot autoguiding camera through Skywatcher SW708 70mm refractor, using PHD
Exposure: 2 x 2 min, 2 x 4 min at 100 ISO
Processing: Each pair of exposures were stacked and combined in ImagesPlus. Masked composite created and finished in Photoshop.
Location/Date: Wiruna 2 May, 2008


Object: M17, NGC 6618, the Omega, Horseshoe or Swan nebula
Equipment: William Optics ZS110 Apochromatic 110mm refractor with unmodified Canon 350D camera
Guiding: Orion Starshoot autoguiding camera through Skywatcher SW708 70mm refractor, using PHD
Exposure: 6 x 10 min at 800 ISO
Processing: Stacked and combined in ImagesPlus. Finished in Photoshop.
Location/Date: Wiruna 3 May, 2008


Object: Trapezium in M42
Equipment: William Optics ZS110 Apochromatic 110mm refractor with unmodified Canon 350D camera
Guiding: ToUcam through Skywatcher SW708 70mm refractor, using PHD
Exposure: 9 x 5 sec at ISO 800
Processing: Stacked and combined in ImagesPlus. Finished in Photoshop.
Location/Date: Wiruna 7 January, 2008


Object: Saturn.
Equipment: William Optics ZS110 Apochromatic 110mm refractor with Philips ToUcam Pro.
Exposure: 515 frames
Processing: Stacked, combined, optimised and sharpened in Registax. Touched up in Photoshop.
Location/Date: 7 January 2008, Beecroft.


Object: Saturn.
Equipment: William Optics ZS110 Apochromatic 110mm refractor with Philips ToUcam Pro.
Exposure: 614 frames
Processing: Stacked, combined, optimised and sharpened in Registax. Touched up in Photoshop.
Location/Date: 17 February 2007, Beecroft.


Object: M8 (Lagoon Nebula, NGC6523) and M20 (Trifid Nebula, NGC 6514). Mosaic of two images
Equipment: William Optics ZS110 Apochromatic 110mm refractor with unmodified Canon 350D camera
Guiding: ToUcam through Skywatcher SW708 70mm refractor, using PHD
Exposure: 5 x 10 min (Trifid), 4 x 10 min (Lagoon) at 800 ISO
Processing: Images stacked and combined separately in ImagesPlus. Finished in Photoshop. Completed images combined in Registar
Location/Date: Wiruna 7 September, 2007


Object:Object: 47 Tucanae, NGC 104
Equipment:Unmodified Canon 350D thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount
Exposure:6 x 1min, ISO 800. Autoguided with TouCam and PHD.
Processing:Raw conversion, alignment and stacking in ImagesPlus. Finished in Photoshop.
Location / Date:Wiruna, October, 2007


Object:Object:NGC 6744
Equipment:Unmodified Canon 350D thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount
Exposure:7 x 10min, ISO 800. Autoguided with TouCam and PHD.
Processing:Raw conversion, calibration (dark frame subtraction only), alignment and stacking in ImagesPlus. Finished in Photoshop.
Location / Date:Wiruna, October, 2007


Object:Object:NGC 253
Equipment:Unmodified Canon 350D thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount
Exposure:12 x 10min, ISO 800. Autoguided with TouCam and PHD.
Processing:Raw conversion, calibration (dark frame subtraction only), alignment and stacking in ImagesPlus. Finished in Photoshop.
Location / Date:Wiruna, October, 2007


Object:Object: Lagoon Nebula, (M8, NGC 6523)
Equipment:Unmodified Canon 350D thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount
Exposure:4 x 10min, ISO 800. Autoguided with TouCam and PHD.
Processing:Raw conversion, calibration (dark frame subtraction only), alignment and stacking in ImagesPlus. Finished in Photoshop.
Location / Date:Wiruna, September, 2007


Object:Object:Trifid Nebula, (M20, NGC 6514)
Equipment:Unmodified Canon 350D thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount
Exposure:5 x 10min, ISO 800. Autoguided with TouCam and PHD.
Processing:Raw conversion, calibration (dark frame subtraction only), alignment and stacking in ImagesPlus. Finished in Photoshop.
Location / Date:Wiruna, September, 2007


Object: Jupiter, Ganymede and Io
Exposure: 5 frames per second at 1/30 sec each, total of 726 frames
Processing: 476 frames from 726 selected, stacked, optimized and sharpened in Registax. Levels applied in Photoshop
Equipment:ToUcam and Barlow Lens, operating at f/23 thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount
Location / Date: Beecroft, NSW. 30 August at 08.24 UTC


Object: Clavius
Equipment:ToUcam operating at f/23 thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount
Location / Date: Beecroft, NSW


Object: Copernicus
Equipment:ToUcam operating at f/23 thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount
Location / Date: Beecroft, NSW


Object: Jupiter
Exposure: ~400 exposures at 1/30 sec
Processing: Stacked and sharpened in Registax
Equipment:ToUcam operating at f/23 thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount
Location / Date: Wiruna, NSW - 11 August 2007 @ 12:10 UTC


Object: Central Region of the Milky Way, centered on the Trifid Nebula
Exposure: 5 x 10 minutes tracked, but not guided
Processing: Raw conversion, dark frame subtraction and stacking done in ImagesPlus, finished in Photoshop
Equipment:Unmodified Canon 350D piggybacked on a Losmandy GM8 Mount


Object: M42 (Orion Nebula) and Running Man Nebula
Exposure: 4 x 5 mins, 10 x 30 sec (Manually Guided)
Equipment:Unmodified Canon 350D thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount


Object: NGC 3372 (Eta Carinae Nebula)
Exposure: 3 x 10 mins (Manually Guided)
Equipment:Unmodified Canon 350D thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount


Object: M 45 - The Pleaides
Exposure: 5 x 5 mins (Manually Guided)
Equipment:Unmodified Canon 350D thorugh a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount


Object: Eta Carinae
Exposure: 30 x 30sec frames at ISO 400. Unguided
Processing: Calibrated (dark frame subtraction only) and stacked in ImagesPlus. Finished in Photoshop.
Equipment: Unmodified Canon 350D on a 100mm reflector at f/12
Location / Date: Wiruna, 27 May, 2006


Object: Mare Imbrium
Exposure: 6 x 1/160 sec exposures
Processing: Stacked and processed using Photoshop.
Equipment: Unmodified Canon 350D through a 12 inch Dob
Location / Date: 1 October, 2005, Beecroft, NSW


Equipment: Unmodified Canon 350D through a William Optics ZS110 Refractor on a Losmandy GM8 Mount