A busy night

The great thing about long clear winter nights is that there’s so much time for imaging! These are three targets that were captured during one such evening recently:


An edge-on spiral galaxy in Andromeda, 21 x 5min frames.


A reflection nebula, with a bit of emission thrown in, in the Perseus molecular cloud.┬áThere’s a lot of dark, dusty stuff in there, but my skies aren’t really dark enough to pick it up properly. However, you can “see” it by the relative absence of stars around the nebula. 21 x 10min frames

Comet 38/P Stephan-Oterma

And finally 8 x 5min frames, aligned on the comet nucleus, which diplay its movement through the stars of Gemini.

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