KRCCD Imaging
Steve Knight Phil Reed Matt Charman
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We are proud members of the Hampshire Astronomical Group where we do most of our imaging work. Some of the time we use our own telescopes from our gardens, some of the images from these are added to this site.

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Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888)

Featured in Nebulae

Date Taken: 30 Oct 2019
Scope: SLOOH REMOTE CONTROL TELESCOPE
Exposures: 5 IMAGES STACKED
Extras: DEEP SKY STACKER /PHOTOSHOP CS5

RUNNING-MAN

Featured in Nebulae

Date Taken: 24 Oct 2019
Scope: SLOOH REMOTE TELESCOPE

This image was taken Through the Slooh Remote telescope based on the Canary Isands. The image is a single image unstacked and has been processed in Photoshop CS 5 by myself

Pole-Star Trails

Featured in Misc Images

Date Taken: 25 Feb 2019
Camera: Canon EOS Kiss X4
Exposures: 10 sec Exposure -- ISO 3200 -- F/5.6
Extras: 357 Images to make this Star Trail

To get this Image there was 357 images taken in JPG, and processed using StarStaX 0.7 Software https://www.markus-enzweiler.de/software/software.html

To make a Time Lapse movie we highly recommend Time Lapse Tools https://timelapsetool.com/

AR2723

Featured in Solar

Date Taken: 01 Oct 2018
Scope: 5in Altair APO refractor
Camera: Mono Point Grey Grasshopper USB3
Exposures: N/K
Extras: Badder Herschel Wedge

Solar Prominence

Featured in Solar

Date Taken: 15 Sep 2018
Scope: 7in Starfire fitted with 100mm Energy Rejection Filter
Camera: Point Grey Grasshopper USB3 Monochrome
Exposures: Frames in final stack 64
Extras: Daystar 0.5 Hydrogen Alpha Filter


 
Conditions very poor due to Fair weather cloud. Daystar Filter run at F9 where as it should  be run as near to F27 or F30 as possible but due to weather could not use the 2.5x powermate to boost up telescopes Focal length.

First Light

Featured in Lunar

Date Taken: 06 Jul 2018
Scope: 5in Altair Apochromatic Refractor
Camera: Point Grey Grasshopper 3
Exposures: 1700 frames taken/Frames in final Stack used 900 .
Extras: 2X Powermate

 As the Sun is now well and truly going through a Solar Minimum it is becoming harder to get any images of anything on the Sun worthwhile imaging so I have branched out and tried my hand at the Moon. This Image called first light as it is the first image taken with my new refractor.Processed using: Lucy Richardson Deconvolution, PIPP, Autostakkert 3 and Photoshop CS5.

 

First Light 2

Featured in Lunar

Date Taken: 06 Jul 2018
Scope: 5in Altair Apochromatic Refractor
Camera: Point Grey Grasshopper USB3
Exposures: Frames Taken 1700/Frames in final Stack used 900 .
Extras: 2x Powermate

 Different orientation than First Light  but are both the same image can you see more detail from one image compared to the other or is your mind playing games. 

Appennine Mountains

Featured in Lunar

Date Taken: 06 Jul 2018
Scope: Altair 5in Apchromatic Refractor
Camera: Point Grey Grasshopper 3
Exposures: 1000 Frames Taken 800 used in final stack
Extras: 2x Powermate

Moon

Featured in Lunar

Date Taken: 21 Jun 2018
Scope: 4 inch Vixen Refrator
Camera: Canon 550D
Exposures: 1/100 sec - ISO 100

The Moon and Aldebaran mosaic

Featured in Lunar

Date Taken: 23 Feb 2018
Scope: 7 inch Starfire at the Clanfield Observatory
Camera: Canon 550D
Exposures: ISO 200 with different exposure times
Extras: 6 images knitted together in Photoshop CS5

Orion Nebula M42

Featured in Nebulae

Date Taken: 31 Mar 2017
Scope: 7 Inch Starfire Refractor
Camera: Canon 550D
Exposures: ISO 1600 - 180 second exposure
Extras: Taken at the Clanfield Observatory

NGC 1977 The Running Man Nebula

Featured in Remote Telescopes

Date Taken: 26 Dec 2011
Scope: Slooh Telescope Mt Teide

M42 The Orion Nebula

Featured in Remote Telescopes

Scope: Slooh Telescope Mt Teide

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