Philip Montgomery's Photo Gallery


M42 / NGC 1976 (ORION NEBULA)
Composite of 35 x 300 second + 20 x 15 second images taken with an unmodified EOS350D through an Orion ED80
Guiding was using a Meade DSI through a f/3.3 Focal Reducer on the piggbacked LX200 GPS telescope
Images processed using ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS2, with Noiseware used for noise reduction
Guiding and image acquisition using MaxImDL sofware.




IC434 AND NGC 2024 (HORSEHEAD NEBULA AND FLAME NEBULA)
Composite of 35 x 300 second images taken with an unmodified EOS350D through an Orion ED80
Guiding was using a Meade DSI through a f/3.3 Focal Reducer on the piggbacked LX200 GPS telescope
Images processed using ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS2, with Noiseware used for noise reduction
Guiding and image acquisition using MaxImDL sofware.




NGC 2070 (TARANTULA NEBULA)
Composite of 35 x 180 second images taken with an unmodified EOS350D through a Meade LX200GPS with f/6.3 focal reducer
Guiding using a piggybacked Orion ED80 and 2x Barlow. Guide camera was a Meade DSI. Guide software was MaxImDL.
Images processed using ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS2




NGC 253 (SCULPTOR GALAXY)
Composite of 21 x 5 minute images
Taken using a unmodified Canon EOS350D through a f/6.3 focal reducer on an LX200 GPS.
Guiding was using a Meade DSI through a 2x Barlow on an ED80 which was piggybacked atop the LX200 GPS.
Image processing using ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS2 with PixInsight used for noise reduction.
Guiding using MaxImDL sofware.




NGC 300
Composite of 48 x 5 minute images
Taken using a unmodified Canon EOS350D through a f/6.3 focal reducer on an LX200 GPS.
Guiding was using a Meade DSI through a 2x Barlow on an ED80 which was piggybacked atop the LX200 GPS.
Image processing using ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS2 with PixInsight used for noise reduction.
Guiding using MaxImDL sofware.




M27 (DUMBELL NEBULA IN VULPECULA)
Composite of 26 x 5 minute images.
Taken through an unmodified Canon EOS350D through a f/6.3 focal reducer on an LX200GPS.
Guiding was using a Meade DSI through a 2x Barlow on an ED80 which was piggybacked atop the LX200GPS.
Image processing using Images Plus and Photoshop CS2. Guiding using MaxImDL sofware.




NGC 6164-6165 IN NORMA
Composite of 22 x five minute images.
Taken through an unmodified Canon EOS350D through a f/6.3 focal reducer on an LX200GPS.
Guiding was using a Meade DSI through a 2x Barlow on an ED80 which was piggybacked atop the LX200GPS.
Image processing using Images Plus and Photoshop CS2. Guiding using MaxImDL sofware.




M20 (TRIFID NEBULA) & M8 (LAGOON NEBULA)
Composite of 58 x 2 minute images through an Orion ED80 with f/6.3 FR using a modified (removed internal UV/IR filter) Canon EOS300D camera. The ED80 was piggybacked atop an LX200GPS. A Meade DSI through a f/3.3 focal reducer did the guiding.
Image processing was using ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS2. MaxImDL sofware was used for the guiding.
For comparison purposes there is another image of M20 & M8 in the gallery. It was done using the EOS300D before modification




M16 (EAGLE NEBULA)
Composite of 60 x 2 minute images, taken using a modded Canon EOS300D through a f/6.3 focal reducer on an LX200GPS.
Guiding was using a Meade DSI through a 2x Barlow on an ED80 which was piggybacked atop the LX200GPS.
Image processing using Images Plus and Photoshop CS2. Guiding using MaxImDL sofware.




M17 (SWAN NEBULA)
Composite of 56 x 2 minute images, taken using a modded Canon EOS300D through a f/6.3 focal reducer on an LX200GPS.
Guiding was using a Meade DSI through a 2x Barlow on an ED80 which was piggybacked atop the LX200GPS.
Image processing using Images Plus and Photoshop CS2. Guiding using MaxImDL sofware.




NGC 7293 (HELIX NEBULA)
Composite of 49 x 4 minute images taken using a modded Canon EOS300D through a f/6.3 focal reducer on an LX200GPS.
Guiding was using a Meade DSI through a 2x Barlow on an ED80 which was piggybacked atop the LX200GPS.
Image processing using Images Plus and Photoshop CS2. Guiding using MaxImDL sofware.




M16 (EAGLE NEBULA) and M17 (SWAN NEBULA)
Taken on 29 July 2005 using an unmodified Canon EOS300D at prime focus on an Orion ED80 fitted with a Meade f/6.3 focal reducer
The Orion ED80 was piggybacked on an LX200GPS, the latter telescope doing the guiding with a Meade DSI through a Meade f/3.3 focal reducer
The image is a composite of 34 x 240 second images which were processed in ImagesPlus
MaxImDL software was used to do the autoguiding.




WIDE FIELD OF ANTARES, M4, NGC 6144, IC 4605 and IC 4603
Taken on 31 July 2005 using an unmodified Canon EOS300D at prime focus on an Orion ED80 fitted with a Meade f/6.3 focal reducer
The Orion ED80 was piggybacked on an LX200GPS, the latter telescope doing the guiding with a Meade DSI through a Meade f/3.3 focal reducer
The image is a composite of 34 x 240 second images which were processed in ImagesPlus
MaxImDL software was used to do the autoguiding




RHO OPHIUCHI
Taken using an unmodified Canon EOS300D through a f/6.3FR on an Orion ED80. The ED80 was piggybacked on a 10" LX 200 GPS
A Meade DSI through a f3.3 FR on the LX200GPS did the guiding
Image processsing software was ImagesPlus. Guiding software was MaxImDL
Composite of 42 x 240 second images at ISO 1600
Taken from my Kenthurst site on 1 August 2005




NGC 6726
Taken using an unmodified Canon EOS300D through a f/6.3FR on an Orion ED80. The ED80 was piggybacked on a 10" LX 200 GPS
A Meade DSI through a f3.3 FR on the LX200GPS did the guiding
Image processsing software was ImagesPlus. Guiding software was MaxImDL
Composite of 22 x 240 second images at ISO 1600
Taken from my Kenthurst site on 1 August 2005




M8 (LAGOON NEBULA) and M20 (TRIFID NEBULA)
Composite of 34 x 4 minute shots using an unmodified Canon EOS300D SLR through an Orion ED80 refractor piggybacked on a Meade LX200GPS. Guiding was using a Meade DSI on the LX200GPS through an f/3.3 focal reducer.
Images processed using ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS2.
Taken at Kenthurst on 5 July 2005.




M4, NGC 6144 AND ANTARES NEBULOSITY
Wide-field shot of the globular clusters M4 and NGC 6144 plus the Antares nebulosity.
Composite of 35 x 4 minute shots using an unmodified Canon EOS300D SLR through an Orion ED80 refractor piggybacked on a Meade LX200GPS. Guiding was using a Meade DSI on the LX200GPS through an f/3.3 focal reducer.
Images processed using ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS2.
It was taken at my Kenthurst site on 6 July 2005.




CENTAURUS A (NGC 5128)
Composite of 55 x 210 second exposures using an EOS300D on LX200GPS 10" guided by a Meade DSI on an Orion ED80.
Images were median combined and the result part stretched using ImagesPlus.
Subsequent processing using Photoshop CS2. The image has been cropped




THE TRIFID NEBULA (M20)
Composite of 50 x 210 second exposures using an EOS300D on LX200GPS 10" guided by a Meade DSI on an Orion ED80.
Images were median combined and the result part stretched using ImagesPlus.
Subsequent processing using Photoshop CS2.
Further reprocessing on Images Plus and Photoshop CS2




NGC 4945 - GALAXY IN CENTAURUS
Composite of 48 x 210 second exposures using an EOS300D on LX200GPS 10" guided by a Meade DSI on an Orion ED80.
Images were median combined and the result part stretched using ImagesPlus.
Subsequent processing using Photoshop CS2, plus a Lucy-Richardson deconvolution in ImagesPlus.




M83 - SPIRAL GALAXY IN HYDRA
Composite of 50 x 210 second exposures using an EOS300D on a 10" LX200 GPS guided by a Meade DSI on an Orion ED80.
Images were Median Combined and the result part stretched using ImagesPlus. Subsequent processing using Photoshop CS2.
8 May, 2005



M42 - THE ORION NEBULA
Canon EOS 300D at prime focus on an Orion ED80 refractor piggybacked on top of an LX200GPS 10 inch
10 x 60 second unguided shots stacked with dark frames using ImagesPlus
30 December 2004 - At the time there was a 3/4 moon.