Tuesday, November 19, 2019

Christmas Tree Nebula

California Nebula

My N.I.N.A. Video

Orion Arm of Milky Way Galaxy

December 2 2019 ... My First Night Using N.I.N.A. ...
I was putting to use the new tracking and capture program called N.I.N.A. (Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy) and was very pleased with the results. This is an open source FREE capture program for Astrophotography which control just about everything. In the process, I captured a remarkable image of the Christmas Tree Nebula (NGC 2264)

The California Nebula looks to be a blaze in the sky, another spectagular image from the same night.

Two night later, I set the system up using a Canon 18mm lens attached to the Altair Hypercam 294C one shot color camera to capture the entire Orion Constellation. I set N.I.N.A. to star recording the view when I knew it would be clear of the surronding trees, which was after 1 am. The program took over as I went to bed. When I got up the next morning, 2 and a half hours of pictures were ready to view and analize. There are a lot of stars in this view. Be sure to click on this link to see more of the Orion Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy

I made a video of how I used the new capture program Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy (N.I.N.A.) to capture these images, even while I slept!

My Heavenly Backyard Garden, Savannah, GA

Return to Pat Prokop's Heavenly Backyard Astronomy Page