APOD Collection

APOD

QHY600PH Series USING QHYCCD CAMERAS

QHY367C Pro USING QHYCCD CAMERAS

QHY5III174M USING QHYCCD CAMERAS

QHY294M Pro USING QHYCCD CAMERAS

CCD Camera of "A" Series USING QHYCCD CAMERAS

APOD

The Astronomy Picture of the Day (APOD) is based upon work supported by NASA under award No. 80NSSC17M0076. Each day a different image or photograph of our fascinating universe is featured, along with a brief explanation written by a professional astronomer.

APOD 20231123——Along the Taurus Molecular Cloud

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap231123.html

By Yuexiao Shen, Joe Hua

Mount: Astro-Physics 1100GTO
Telescope: Takahashi Epsilon E160-ED
Camera: QHY600M
Filter: Chorma LRGB
Exposure time:
L: 174*5 min, bin1 (mode 3)
R: 65*5 min, bin1 (mode 3)
G: 50*5 min, bin1 (mode 3)
B: 50*5 min, bin1 (mode 3)
Post-processing: Pixinsight+Photoshop+RC plug-in
Location: West Texas Observatory

 

APOD 20231004—IC 2118: The Witch Head Nebula

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap231004.html

By Abdullah Alharbi

Imaging Telescopes or Lenses: Askar FRA600

Imaging Cameras: QHY268M

Mount: iOptron CEM40

Filters: Chroma 36mm LRGB Ha

Frames:
Ha: 600s*11
L 300*42
R 300s*25
G 300s*25
B 300s*25

Total: 11.5 hours

 

APOD 20230904—NGC 6888 and bubble soap nebula

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230904.html

By Abdullah Alharbi

Imaging Telescopes or Lenses: Askar 600

Imaging Cameras: QHY268M

Mount: iOptron CEM40

Filters: Chroma 36mm LRGB Ha OIII

Frames:
Ha 300s*126
OIII 300s*262
L 300*36
R 300*21
G 300*24
B 300*29

Total: 44 hours 30 min

APOD 20230526 — The ‪Virgo‬ Cluster

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230526.html

By Abdullah Al-Harbi

Camera: QHY 268M

‎‏Filters: Chroma 36mm LRGB

Telescope: Askar 600

‎‏Mount: CEM-40

Exposures:
L 300*131
R 300s*35
G 300s*35
B 300s*35

Total integration 19.6 hours

Plowing Through Space, APOD 20230428

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230428.html

By Andre Vilhena

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: TS-Optics Photoline 115mm f/7

Imaging Cameras: QHYCCD QHY268 Pro M

Filters: Astronomik H-alpha CCD 6nm 36 mm · Optolong Blue 36 mm  · Optolong Green 36 mm  · Optolong Red 36 mm

Frames:

Astronomik H-alpha CCD 6nm 36 mm: 223×300(18h 35′)
Optolong Blue 36 mm: 60×20(20′)
Optolong Green 36 mm: 60×20(20′)
Optolong Red 36 mm: 60×20(20′)
Integration: 19h 35′

The Andromeda Galaxy, APOD 20230322

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230322.html

By Abdullah Al-Harbi

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: Askar 600

Imaging Cameras: QHY 268M

Mounts: CEM 40

Filters: Chroma 36mm LRGB Ha

Frames:
Ha: 600s*18
L 300*52
R 300s*32
G 300s*34B 300s

Total integration 15.5 hours

Perihelion Sun 2023 (APOD2023 Jan 14)

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230114.html

Photographer: Peter Ward (Barden Ridge Observatory)

Camera: QHY533M

Telescope: Astro-Physics 130GTX

Filter: Coronado 90mm Etalon HA filter

 

APOD 20230110: The Cone Nebula

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap230110.html

Astrophotographer: Matthew Dieterich

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: Planewave CDK600

Imaging Cameras: QHY600PH M

Frames:
Hydrogen-alpha 26x30min
Luminance 60x5min
Red 24x5min
Green 24x5min
Blue 24x5min

Integration: 24h

Horsehead Nebula Region

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap221229.html

Astrophotographer: Jason Close

Camera: QHY294M

Telescope:Stellarvue SVX130T

Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ8-R Pro

Total Integration:10.3h

 

APOD 20221004: M16 – The Eagle Nebula

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap221004.html

Astrophotographer: Yannick Akar

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: Celestron RASA 11″ V2

Imaging Cameras: QHYCCD QHY268PH M

Mounts: iOptron CEM60

Frames: Baader Blue (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 90×30″(45′) (gain: 0.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Baader Green (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 90×30″(45′) (gain: 0.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Baader H-alpha Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 3.5nm (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 265×120″(8h 50′) (gain: 56.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Baader O-III Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 4nm (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 163×120″(5h 26′) (gain: 56.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Baader Red (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 90×30″(45′) (gain: 0.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1
Baader S-II Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 4nm (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 164×120″(5h 28′) (gain: 56.00) f/2.2 -5°C bin 1×1

Integration: 21h 59′

APOD 2022 Sep 08: NGC 7000 BiColor Image

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap220908.html

Astrophotographer: Frank Sackenheim

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106ED

Imaging Cameras: QHYCCD QHY600M-L

Mount: SW EQ6-R pro

Filter: Astronomik Ha OIII RGB

Integration: 24x300s Ha, 24x300s OIII, and 15x60s RGB each

 

APOD 20221111: Orion’s Belt Region in Gas and Dust

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap220111.html

Astrophotographer: Matt Harbison

Camera: QHY600

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX IV

Mount: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Integration: 20 hours

APOD 20220820: Stardust and Comet Tails

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap220820.html

Astrophotographer: Rolando Ligustri

Telescope: H8 NW 200/600

Camera: QHY600

 

APOD 20211225: The Tail of a Christmas Comet

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211225.html

Photographer: Rolando Ligustri, Lukas Demetz

Camera: QHY600M

Telescope: RH200

Exposure: RGB=3x90s   L=9x90s, binning 2×2


20211105: The Dark Seahorse in Cepheus

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211105.html

Photographer: Valerio Avitabile

Camera: QHY294M camera

Telescope: Sky-Watcher Newton 200/800 Wide Photo

Mount: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro

Integration: 5h 12′

 

APOD 20211029: Haunting the Cepheus Flare

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap211029.html

Photographer: Leo Shatz

Camera: QHY367C camera

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 130ED

Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO CP4

Integration: 10h 21′

 

APOD20210821: Triple Transit and Mutual Events

Photographer: Christopher Go

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210821.html

Camera: QHY5III462C

Integration: 3hrs

 

APOD 20210702: AR2835: Islands in the Photosphere

Photographer: Michael Teoh, Heng Ee Observatory, Penang, Malaysia

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210702.html

Equipment Details: APM-TMB 228/2050 Telescope
Lunt Solar Wedge
Baader ND Filter OD 3.0
Baader Solar Continuum Filter 540nm
Televue 2x Barlow
QHY5L-II-M Camera
Post-processing Details: Stacked with AutoStakkert!3
Wavelet adjustment with Registax 6
Fine-tune and false-color with Photoshop 2020

APOD 20210513: The Comet, the Whale, and the Hockey Stick

Photographer: Terry Hancock , Tom Masterson

https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210513.html

System 1
Lum 136 x 60 sec
RGB 60 x 60 sec
System 2
149 x 60 sec
Camera System 4a: QHY410C Back-Illuminated Full Frame Color CMOS
Camera System 1: QHY600 Mono CMOS Photographic version
Optics System 4a: Takahashi E-180 Astrograph
Optics System 1: Takahashi FSQ 130 APO Refractor @ F5
APOD 20210504: Space Station, Solar Prominences, Sun
Photographer:Mehmet Ergün
https://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap210504.html
Camera: QHY5III174M
APOD 20201105: North of Orion’s Belt
Photographer: Terry HancockImaging
cameras: QHYCCD QHY410C
Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5ii
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon E180
Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount GT1100S
Software: PixInsight 1.8 · Adobe Photoshopc CC
Accessory: qhyccd mini guidescope 30mm qhy mini guidescope 30mm
【Full Solar Disk Close-up shots of the 2019 Mercury Transit】
Photographer: John Chumack
Lunt 60mm/50F Hydrogen Alpha Solar telescope
QHY5III290M Camera
0.5x reducer
Celestron portable Advanced VX mount
【NGC4565:Galaxy on Edge】
Photographer: Lorand Fenyes
Camera: QHY168C camera
【Clouds in the Unicorn】
Photographer: Bray Falls
Camera: QHY367C

【The Great Orion Nebula】

Photographer: Francesco Battistella

Telescope: AIRY APO 130T f/6.6Mount: NEQ6-Pro

Camera : QHY168C — GAIN:10 ; OFFSET:9 — -20°C

Filter: Optolong 2” L-Pro Filter

Frames: RGGB 30 x 240s — 5 x 30s

Total Integration: 2 Hours

Environment Temperature: -8°C ( 17,6 F )

Relative Humidity: 65%

 

captured with QHY16200A