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First light with new Lunt 40mm solar scope .. first impressions are very positive 🙂 some minor issues but way better than the Coronado PST .. this is a composite dual exposure to show the flare / prominence activity. More details on YouTube soon hopefully 🙂 #astrophotography #solar #lunt #lunt40mm ...

Another HaGO natural palette photo just taken from the Byron Bae Observatory! NGC 6188's dense cloud hides an entire baby star cluster inside it where we detect large IR emissions. We only see a peek via small hole in the dark. 🔭 @celestronuniverse 11" EHD F7 & @qhyccd_astropic 268M (4.9 hours) #byronbay #astrophotography #celestron #qhyccd #byronbaes #hago ...

NGC3324.. Not my best image (OAG problems made it soft) *but* I tried a new palette idea - HaGO - which I describe in more detail in the video. Basically, true natural colour images from mostly narrowband data. It kinda worked! I’d be interested to know if others can try this palette from light polluted areas and see if it works. C11, QHY268M youtube.com/watch?v=o4Rl3h… (10 mins) #celestronrocks #qhyccd #astrophotography #hago #narrowband #starstuff #byronbay #byronbaes ...

Sex is cool, but have you ever seen the Milky Way from the observatory that you built in your Southern Hemisphere backyard? ~200 x 15s / F2.8 / ISO 1600 Canon 6D Mk II #byronbaes #byronbay #startrail #observatory #astrophotography #canonaustralia ...

My car is not dirty, that’s the Milky Way. 🌌 I reckon I can do this better but it’s not an easy shot with dew, moon, time, angles, LP etc. Will try later in season with core. 30s / f2.8 / iso 6400 Canon 6d Mk II #tesla #Astrophotography #byronbay #byronbaes #canonaustralia ...

Byron Bae influencer here with some fresh Insta drama! Omg I went out to the cape to shoot Carina (she’s sooo hot right now) and there was another photographer there doing the SAME THING. Omg awkwaarrrd. Seriously though .. this green is the Earth’s own ionised atmosphere and look at how the dark emu reflects over the ocean! Happy international dark sky week! 5 x 30s / f2.8 / iso 3200 Canon 6D mk II and Tokina 16-24mm lens. #byronbaes #byronbay #canonaustralia #canon6dmkii #darkemu #carina #instadrama ...

This diffraction spike is caused by an oily thumbprint on the iPhone camera lens. The sky is finally back but not before a fortnight of rain shorted out the observatory, plunging my entire house into darkness last night. Today is for drying, and electrical work. I’ll be back to influencing your space opinions soon. 🤦🏽‍♂️ 🔭#byronbaes #byronbay ...

Definitely the best astrophoto I’ve taken in a long time! The “Statue of Liberty” NGC 3576 a star-forming Nebula not far from Carina. A real treasure of the Southern Hemisphere, weirdly named after an American statue from France 😆 .. the massive bump in quality is due to my @celestronuniverse C11 telescope being used with the new @qhyccd_astropic QHY268M camera riding atop the razor sharp @skywatcheraustralia EQ8Rh-pro mount! Narrowband data taken in one night over 2.8hours .. details in behind the scenes video on my YouTube ! #astrophotography #celestronrocks #qhyccd #skywatcher #byronbay #nebula #statueofliberty ...

The Bok Globules in IC2944, named after Bart Bok who married astronomer Priscilla Fairfield and said it was “pointless to seperate his achievements from hers.” Captured quickly with c11, eq8rh-pro, zwo1600mm and QHY247C #iwd #astrophotography #celestron #skywatcher #zwo #qhy #byronbay #bokglobules ...

First light with the new mount (Skywatcher EQ8rh-pro) is a bit noisy because it’s a mere seven minutes of data but the stars are round and the guiding is ridiculously good (0.33” arc seconds error on a rough polar alignment). This makes the Celestron C11 really shine now as I’m able to get clarity and sharpness with such tight precision tracking. I’m zoomed way into space here so have a guess where I am 🙂 #c11 #skywatcher #celestronrocks #zwo1600mm (colour from 2020 data). ...

Checked on the sun with my little solar telescope this morning. It’s still there. Not much activity but some small signs it’s waking from its featureless slumber of the last few years and heading back towards a crazy maximum again. Behind the scenes video of the ridiculous setup I used dropping on my YouTube in 6 hours from this post. #astrophotography #star #solar #sun #itscometothis ...

After all my cynicism I got the “great conjunction” through a daytime sucker hole about 1 hour before close approach! Far closer than expected, maybe 10 arc mins or 0.16 degrees! C11 / 2800mm / f10 / Canon 6D mk II / 20 x 1/4a iso 2500 stacked. Exposed high for Jovian moons. #astrophotography #celestronrocks #jupiter #saturn #greatconjunction ...

This image is technically quite poor but the galaxy is pretty cool! NGC 1365 The “Great Barred Spiral Galaxy” is reeeally quite small. Captured from the backyard with a C11” f7 / zwo1600 and qhy247c in Green and RGB. 3 minute exposures (about 3 hours worth) ... Those arms! That bar! #astrophotography #byronbay #galaxy #universetoday #starstuff #drunkastronomy ...

Well this one was hard fought! M33 Triangulum Galaxy only gets to 31 degrees above the northern horizon here. Captured as Green-HaGB over many nights. Celestron 11” EHD, F7, 1960mm FL / ZWO1600 - Look at all that hydrogen nebulae!! 🔭🍷 #byronbay #scicomm #freebritney ...

Got my Easter existential crisis memes sorted with a quick night shoot session to say goodbye to the Milky Way season with King Bunny from @bunnyracket ... side note, taking a giant bunny with you into the darkness is a good way to freak strangers out. Canon 6D mk II 15s ISO 3200 f4.0 Tokina 16mm #bunnyracket #donniedarko #jupiter ...

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