Welcome!

•2011/03/08 • Comments Off

Thank you for visiting. I hope that my forays into telescope making and amateur astronomy can somehow assist others in their quest to learn more about this wonderful hobby.

- Jason Hissong

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NGC3372 – Eta Carina Nebula

•2014/01/28 • Leave a Comment
NGC3372

NGC3372 – The Eta Carina Nebula

Exposure Details 6x500s
Telescope/Mount
Takahashi Sky90/Paramount ME
Focal Length 850mm
Focal Ratio F3.4
Camera SBIG ST2000XMC One Shot Color Camera
Binning 1×1
Comments Processed with Maxim/DL V.5.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Orion Nebula Sketch from Hocking Hills

•2013/08/07 • Leave a Comment
M42

M42

After reading some great suggestions in the CloudyNights Sketching forum I decided to pick up a Moleskine Sketchbook and some nice pencils and try my hand at the Orion Nebula.  So this past winter, I jumped in.  I confess, it is an intimidating object for me as it can be somewhat complex. And I like sketching with the Moleskine sketchbook.  I find I have better control with my pencils that way.  However, since I make many mistakes, when you erase a little too much, the yellow color becomes more white and it can be noticeable in my sketches.

M17 From Australia

•2013/07/04 • Leave a Comment
M17 - The Omega Nebula

M17 – The Omega Nebula

Exposure Details 4x500s
Telescope/Mount
Takahashi Sky90/Paramount ME
Focal Length 850mm
Focal Ratio F3.4
Camera SBIG ST2000XMC One Shot Color Camera
Binning 1×1
Comments Processed with Maxim/DL V.5.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS2.

Centaurus A from Australia

•2013/05/14 • Leave a Comment
NGC5128_processed

NGC5128

Exposure Details 6x500s
Telescope/Mount
Takahashi Sky90/Paramount ME
Focal Length 850mm
Focal Ratio F3.4
Camera SBIG ST2000XMC One Shot Color Camera
Binning 1×1
Comments Processed with Maxim/DL V.5.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS2.

 

M20 from Australia

•2013/05/14 • Leave a Comment
M20

M20

 

Exposure Details 6x500s
Telescope/Mount
Takahashi Sky90/Paramount ME
Focal Length 850mm
Focal Ratio F3.4
Camera SBIG ST2000XMC One Shot Color Camera
Binning 1×1
Comments Processed with Maxim/DL V.5.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS2.

M3 from New Mexico

•2013/05/10 • Leave a Comment

M3

Another image from iTelescope.net using the T4 telescope in New Mexico.

Exposure Details 10x120s
Telescope/Mount
Takahashi Epsilon 250/Paramount PME
Focal Length 850mm
Focal Ratio F3.4
Camera SBIG ST10XME Monochome Camera
Binning 1×1
Comments Processed with Maxim/DL V.5.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS2. Image is cropped.

M101 from Nerpio, Spain

•2013/05/10 • Leave a Comment

M101-L-Cropped

I recently signed back up to iTelescope.net to get back into imaging. I hope to get an imaging rig myself someday, but in the meantime, I can do some remote imaging to get my feet wet. Here is M101 taken from the T16 telescope in Nerpio, Spain.

Exposure Details 5x300s
Telescope/Mount
Takahashi TOA-150 APO refractor/Paramount PME
Focal Length 1095mm
Focal Ratio F7.3
Camera SBIG STL11000M Monochome Camera
Binning 1×1
Comments Processed with Maxim/DL V.5.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS2. Image is cropped.
 
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