Fred Vanderhaven

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NGC2035 / N59A  Diffuse Nebula in colour mapped Narrowband
Incorrectly labelled as the Seagull nebula in Sky6 and X
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII mapped as LRGB. Ha 10rs bin1:SII and OIII 6.6 hrs bin2. All 20min subs
Off axis guided with with 2 second exposures
SII and OIII taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies
Ha Taken on an LX200 12" OTA at f6.7
Image is cropped 
 
 
Starless NGC2035 / N59A  Diffuse Nebula in colour mapped Narrowband
Incorrectly labelled as the Seagull nebula in Sky6 and X
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII mapped as LRGB. Ha 10rs bin1:SII and OIII 6.6 hrs bin2. All 20min subs
RGB stars inserted.
Off axis guided with with 2 second exposures
SII and OIII taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies
Ha Taken on an LX200 12" OTA at f6.7
Image is cropped
 
  
 NGC2080 Ghost Head Nebula in colour mapped Narrowband
SII:Ha:OIII Mapped as RGB. Ha 8hrs bin1, SII 5hrs bin2, OIII 5hrs bin2. All 20min subs
RGB stars inserted,  5min subs bin2
Off axis guided with with 2 second exposures
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies
 
 
 
NGC253 Sculptor Galaxy in LRGB
LRGB Lum 7.3 hrs Bin1: RGB 2hrs each Bin2 all 10min subs
Off axis guided with with 2 second exposures
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies
 
 
 Starless IC1271 (part of M8 Lagoon Nebula) in colour mapped narrowband 
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII Ha 3nm 9hrs bin1 20min subs; SII 3 hrs; OIII 3 hrs both bin2 20min subs
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 5 hz
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies
Image is croped 50% 
 
 
South Pacific Star Party 2010 Imaging field Time Lapse
3hrs of 120 off  intermittent 30 sec exposures
Taken with a Canon 40D DSLR, 50mm lens with a fish eye bolt on at 1600 ISO
 
 
Starless M16 Eagle Nebula in colour mapped narrowband 
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII Ha 3nm 10hrs bin1 20min subs; SII 2.5 hrs; OIII 2.5 hrs both bin2 10min subs
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 0.5 hz
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies     
 
 
M16 Eagle Nebula in colour mapped narrowband 
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII Ha 3nm 10hrs bin1 20min subs; SII 2.5 hrs; OIII 2.5 hrs both bin2 10min subs
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 0.5 hz
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies     
 
 
 
NGC4038 Antennae Galaxy in LRGB
Lum 10hrs bin1:RGB 6hrs each bin2, all 10 min subs
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 1.0 hz
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies  
 
 
NGC3132 Starburst Nebula in Colour Mapped narrowband
HA:SII;OIII Mapped as RGB. Ha 2hrs, SII 80min, OIII 1hr. All 10min subs Bin1
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 0.5 hz
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies     
 
 
NGC 7009 Saturn Nebula in colour mapped Narrowband
SII:HA:OIII  Mapped as LRGB all 50min each 10 min subs Bin 1
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 0.4 hz
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies     
 
 

Starless NGC6302 Bug Nebula in colour mapped Narrowband
Ha:Ha:OII:SII Mapped as LRGB all 4 hrs each 10 min subs Bin1
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 2 hz
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies

  
   
M83 Galaxy in LRGB
Lum 5hrs, 30 off 10 min subs bin 1 , RGB 50mins each, 50 min 5 min subs bin2
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 3 hz
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies 
 
 
NGC6337 Cheerio Nebula in colour mapped narrowband
Ha:OIII:SII Ha 2rs:OIII and SII 1 hr: all 900sec subs at bin 1
Mapped as RGB Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies.
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 4 hz
Image is heavily croped
 

IC4406 Retina Nebula in colour mapped Narrowband
Ha:Ha:OIII:SII Ha 3nm 2.5hrs 15 min subs ; OIII 30mins ; SII 40mins
Mapped as LRGB Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 3 hz
Image is heavily croped, object is 23 arc seconds in diameter.

 
NGC3242 Ghost of Jupiter Nebula (or Eye Nebula) in colour mapped Narrowband
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII Ha 3nm 40min 10 min subs ; SII 10mins: OIII 12mins
Mapped as LRGB Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies.
Off axis guided with an SBIG AO8 (adaptive optics guider) operating at 2 hz
Image is heavily croped, object is 16 arc seconds in diameter.

 
 
NGC3576 Nebula in colour mapped Narrowband
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII   Ha 3nm 20hrs bin1; SII 3 hrs; OIII 4 hrs both bin2 
Mapped as LRGB all 20 min subs
Taken on a 10"RCOS RC at f9 (2275mm FL), PME mount and ST10XME in urban skies
 
 
NGC6302 Bug Nebula in colour mapped Narrowband
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII   Ha 3nm 10hrs bin1; SII 1 hr; OIII 1 hr both bin2 
Mapped as LRGB Ha 10 min subs, RGB 5min subs 
Taken on a Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME, at f6.7 (croped)
Runner up, Fixed equipment catagory ASNSW South Pacific Star party Imaging Competition May 2009
 
 
M42 Orion Nebula Core  in HaRGB
HaRGB   Ha 3nm 3hrs bin1; RGB 45mins each bin2
Ha 10 and 1min subs, RGB 5min and 30sec subs
Taken on a Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME, at f6.7
 
 
Starless NGC3372 Keyhole Nebula
Ha RGB : Ha 12hrs, 3 nm 10min subs bin1:  RGB 45mins each, 5 min subs bin2
Taken on a Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME, at f6.7
 
 
M81 Bodes Galaxy
LRGB : L 60min Bin 1, RGB each 25min Bin 2.
Taken on a TAK Epsilon 250 and ST10XME (GRAS G5 )
 
 
NGC2035 / N59A  Diffuse Nebula
Ha RGB : Ha 10hrs, 3 nm 20min subs bin1:  RGB 80mins each, 10 min subs bin2
Taken on a Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME, at f6.7 
 
 
M31 Andromeda Galaxy
LRGB all 5 min subs, L 45 min, RGB 25 min each
Taken on a Tak FSQ106ED and ST11K  (GRAS G14 in New Mexico)
 
NGC2070 Tarantula Nebula in LRGB
LRGB  all 5min subs,  L 10hrs bin1: RGB 4 hrs ea bin2
Taken on a Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME, at f6.7
 
 
NGC253 Sculptor Galaxy  in LRGB
LRGB  all 5min subs,  L 9hrs bin1: RGB 110min ea bin2
Taken on a Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME, at f6.7

 
 
M8 Lagoon Nebula  in Colour Mapped Narrowband
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII  Ha 3nm Ha 11hrs; SII 80min; OIII 50min both bin2  Mapped as LRGB
Taken on a Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME, at f6.7 (Ha)
Winner, Fixed equipment catagory ASNSW South Pacific Star party Imaging Competition May 2009
 
 
M17 Swan Nebula in HaRGB  13hrs exposure time
3nm Ha 10hrs (30 off 20min subs bin1); RGB each 1hr ( 6 off 10min subs bin2)
Taken on a Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME, at f6.7
 
 
M8 Lagoon Nebula in HaRGB total 14hrs exposure time
3nm Ha 11hrs (33 off 20min subs bin1); RGB each 1hr ( 12 off 5min subs bin2) 
Taken on a Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME. Ha at f10 and RGB 6.7 (scaled)
David Malin Award "Inovation "prize and honourable mention Semi Pro Catagory July 09

 
 
 M20 Triffid Nebula in HaRGB total 15hrs exposure time
3nm Ha 11hrs (27 off 20min subs bin1); RGB each 2hr ( 25 off 5min subs bin2)
Taken on a Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME. at f6.7

 
 
 NGC6992 Veil Nebula in Colour Mapped Narrow Band
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII 100:40:100:40 mins Ha bin1 10 min subs SII:OIII bin2, 5 min subs
Taken on GRAS G5. Tak Epsilon 250 10" OTA at f3.4, PME and ST10XME (cropped)
 
 
M51 Whirlpool Galaxy
LRGB  50:25:25:25 mins L bin1 RGB bin2, all 5 min sub exposures
Taken on GRAS G5. Tak Epsilon 250 10" OTA at f3.4, PME and ST10XME (cropped).
 
 
M8 Lagoon Nebula
3nm Ha , 11hrs, (33 off 20min sub exposures) on a 12" LX200R F10 OTA, G11, ST10XME
 
 
NGC5128 Centaurus A Galaxy in LRGB
LRGB 160:30:30:30 mins L bin1 RGB bin2
Taken on a 12" LX200R at f10 OTA, G11, ST10XME,  External guide with ST80 and QHY5
 
 
NGC1935 Nebulae in Colour Mapped Narrowband
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII  60:40:60:40min (10min subs). Ha bin 1. SII and OIII bin 2
Taken on GRAS G15, PME, RCOS 10" OTA, ST8XME. AP0.67 FR
 
 
NGC2024 Flame Nebulae in Ha.  1 hour (6 off 10 min subs)
Taken on GRAS G15, PME, RCOS 10" OTA, ST8XME. AP0.67 FR

 
 
NGC1365 Galaxy in LRVB (science filters)
100:30:40:50 mins (all 10min subs). L bin1 RVB bin2
Taken on GRAS G15, PME, RCOS 10" OTA, ST8XME. AP0.67 FR
 
 
Helix Nebula in Ha  15 off 20min subs, 300 mins
!st light with my new RCOS 10" RC at f6 and Paramount ME with an ST8XME

 

 M16 Eagle Nebula  in Colour mapped Narrowband 
     Ha:SII:Ha:OIII  480:250:480:250 mins   


 
M17 Horseshoe Nebula in Colour mapped narrowband
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII  140:50:140:50 min
 
  
 M20 Triffid Nebula in Colour mapped narrowband
Ha:SII:Ha:OIII  300:90:300:50 min 

 
 
 M42 Orion Nebula Core  in Narrowband
Ha:SII:Ha:SII   Ha 3nm 3hrs bin1;SII 45min; OIII 45min bin2 
Ha 10 and 1min subs, SII, OIII 5 and 1 min subs
    Meade 12" LX200R OTA, G11, ST10XME, at f6.7
 
   
Images taken on a Losmandy G11 Mount, Meade LX200R 12" OTA, SBIG ST10XME Camera, AP F6.7 Focal Reducer, Optec TCS-F Autofocuser, Orion ST80 Guide scope with a QHY5 external Guide Cam.
 Filters are Astrodon Tru-Balance/Parfocal LRGB and Ha, SII, OIII.
 Location, North Ryde, Sydney , Australia.

website trackingLater images taken on an RCOS 10" RC OTA, SBIG ST10XME camera, Astrodon MOAG off axis guider,Optec 3" Pyxis rotator and SBIG AO8 adaptive optics.