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This is the second post containing some images that I’ve taken which did not make the cut for a dedicated post. These ten images were all taken this year (2020).
Amateur astro-photography is not always about imaging the most beautiful wide nebulae. It’s also about hunting down smaller objects which are not so eye-catching and being honest about your failures.
I have a long term target of imaging as many Messier and Caldwell objects as possible. Some of these objects are quite tiny in the 1.5° x 1.0° field of view of my f/7 telescope.
The planetary nebulae, of which two are included above don’t rate much of a wow factor but I got them, didn’t I?
I’m looking to see what I can do about capturing an improved narrow field but in the meantime I can at least add these to my list of imaged objects. 🤓
With new infections dwindling, Australia is beginning to relax some Covid19 restrictions. Most of the new infections are detected in homecoming overseas travellers who are already in quarantine.
Our Society is now permitted to organise field events for a maximum of ten members but my Bride has a compromised immune system so we are both remaining in lock-down. So I’ll be stuck with the Front Driveway Observatory (FDO) for a while longer. I hope the gloomy weather outlook improves!