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Zi7ar21

Zi7ar21's Astrophotography Gallery

This page hosts a collection of astrophotos I've taken. This page is currently under heavy construction!


NGC 281 The 'Pacman Nebula'

Photograph of NGC 281 The 'Pacman Nebula'

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NGC 281 The 'Pacman Nebula', along with IC 59 and IC 63 (a pair of reflection and emission nebulae), all of which are deep-sky objects in the Cassiopeia constellation.

I shot over 549 frames totalling over ~14.2 GB of data, and stacked the best 90% of light frames for a total of 494 30-second exposures, or 4 hours and 7 minutes.

Gear Used

Shot from my Bortle 5 backyard with 92% Moon illumination! No flat frames! (They went terribly wrong and I ended up not using them). You may also notice rain noise, I dithered for the first hour or so of data but soon got tired of running out into 27℉ weather.

Software Used

If it's a little underwhelming, it's because my camera is unmodded. At least you can still see the little bit of dust at the center of NGC 281, and the stars are colorful!


Messier 32: The Andromeda Galaxy

Exposure Time: 3213 seconds (53 minutes 33 seconds)

Photograph of the Andromeda Galaxy

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Messier 42: The Orion Nebula

Exposure Time: 1547 seconds (25 minutes 47 seconds)

Photograph of the Orion Nebula

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Messier 45: The Pleiades Cluster

Exposure Time: 1904 seconds (31 minutes 44 seconds)

Photograph of the Pleiades cluster

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More coming soon...