M108 is a galaxy about 45 million light years away in the constellation of Ursa Major.  It is sometimes called the surfboard galaxy.   M108 in Ursa Major with TEC140 Technical Information Imaged from my backyard observatory in Nottingham, UK in April 2021 when M108 was almost directly overhead.  I used my TEC140 refractor and Atik 460 CCD camera with Astrodon E series Gen LRGB filters (1.25″).  There is almost 9.5 hours of data in this image consisting of:Lum > 42 x 300s; Red > 24 x 300s; Green > 24x300s; Blue 24 x 300sImage was captured using Sequence Generator Pro software and was guided using OAG on my MESU 200 mount.  Processed with PixInsight and Photoshop 2021 CC.I hope you like it!

I captured two ISS transits of The Sun on the weekend of 12-13th June 2021. Both images and videos were taken with my Lunt Systems T60Ha Hydrogen Alpha telescope and ASI174MM camera. ISS Transit at 15:05.14 on Saturday 12th June 2021 The transit above was not quite visible from my back yard and so I had to put all the gear into the car and drive to about three miles from where I live. I set up about 20 minutes early to ensure I was ready to capture the data for the image above. I was not quite located exactly where the ISS crossed the precise diameter of the sun – I was about 300m away! Yes, a very small change of position on the Earth’s surface really does make that much difference to the visible track of the ISS across the face of the sun. The ISS was about…

A selection of images I took with my C925 and ASI224MC.  Transparency was reasonably good but seeing was quite poor and the image was wobbly.  Each image is developed from a 5000 frame .ser file choosing the best 15% of frames as a result of the poor seeing.  The Moon is at a phase of 82% waxing gibbous and some nice shadows on the terminator. From my back yard observatory in Nottingham, UK.  Using Celestron C925 SCT telescope and ASI224MC colour high speed planetary camera.Telescope is at its native focal length of F10 for all these images since the seeing was much too unstable to use a Powermate or Barlow, even a x2 one woudl have been too much on this session.