Tony Hitchcock's Photo Gallery

Object: Antares Region showing M4, NGC 6144 etc
Exposure: 12 x 4 min @ ISO 1600, Manually guided
Processing: Dark flat & Bias calibration, aligned and combined in ImagesPlus 2.75 - Levels and Curves in Photoshop CS2
Equipment: Canon 300D, 135mm Luminar lens piggy-backed on a Meade LXD55 SN10.
Astrophotographer: Tony Hitchcock - Aberglasslyn, Hunter Valley, NSW


NGC 253 - The Sculptor Galaxy.
LXD55 SN10, Canon 300D, 10 x 3min, ISO1600, prime focus, cropped, Aberglasslyn, 9 October 2004.

NGC 5128 - Centaurus A
LXD55 SN10, Canon 300D, 8 x 2min, ISO1600, prime focus, cropped. Mt Olive, 5 February 2005.

M 42 - The Orion Nebula
LXD55 SN10, Canon 300D, 6 x 3min, 8 x 30sec, 6 x 8sec, ISO1600, Prime focus. Aberglasslyn 6th and 7th January 2005.

The Magellanic Clouds, Wide Field
Canon 300D, 6 x 3min, 18 - 55mm kit kens at 28mm f/5, ISO1600. Taken at Mt Olive, 13 November 2004.

The Milky Way around Sagittarius.
Single shot, Kit Lens 18-55mm at 55mm f5.6, 120sec. 6/9/04

M8 The Lagoon Nebula
7x2min exposures. 7/8/04
Taken with a Canon 300D at ISO1600 at Prime focus on a Meade LXD55 Schmidt Newtonian 10"
Unguided, from my backyard in Aberglasslyn, Hunter Valley, NSW.

M16 The Eagle Nebula
9x2min. 10/8/04
Taken with a Canon 300D at ISO1600 at Prime focus on a Meade LXD55 Schmidt Newtonian 10"
Unguided, from my backyard in Aberglasslyn, Hunter Valley, NSW.

M17 The Swan Nebula
7 x 2min, 10/9/04
Taken with a Canon 300D at ISO1600 at Prime focus on a Meade LXD55 Schmidt Newtonian 10"
Unguided, from my backyard in Aberglasslyn, Hunter Valley, NSW.

M20 The Trifid Nebula
5x1min, 10/9/04, cropped to approx 60%
Taken with a Canon 300D at ISO1600 at Prime focus on a Meade LXD55 Schmidt Newtonian 10"
Unguided, from my backyard in Aberglasslyn, Hunter Valley, NSW.

47 Tucanae, Globular Cluster
2x30 sec and 2x15sec composite. cropped to approx 60%
Taken with a Canon 300D at ISO1600 at Prime focus on a Meade LXD55 Schmidt Newtonian 10"
Unguided, from my backyard in Aberglasslyn, Hunter Valley, NSW.