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Our home page banner is left for our user’s photos! The top banner is planned to be changed every two or four weeks. You can send your works to our FaceBook Group: QHYCCD Astronomy Imaging and better tag the topic#qhyccd, then we will pick up the best (or the most interest/creative) one from all photos shared. Please note:

1. All images should be captured with QHYCCD cameras;

2. Please attach the basic specifications of each photo (e.g. equipment, exposure time, etc.) so that it would help other astronomers as a useful reference. Besides, don’t forget to attach your name and country.

M31, The Andromeda Galaxy (IOTD 20240225)

By Yannick Akar

Telescope: Celestron RASA 11”

Camera: QHYCCD QHY268M

Mount: iOptron CEM60/120

Integration: 146.3 hours

Frames:
Baader Blue (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 292×90″(7h 18′) (gain: 0.00) f/2.2 -10°C bin 1×1
Baader Green (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 272×90″(6h 48′) (gain: 0.00) f/2.2 -10°C bin 1×1
Baader H-alpha Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 3.5nm (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 1140×120″(38h) (gain: 56.00) f/2.2 -10°C bin 1×1
Baader H-alpha Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 3.5nm (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 220×180″(11h) (gain: 56.00) f/2.2 -10°C bin 1×1
Baader O-III Highspeed(f/2) Ultra-Narrowband 4nm (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 1100×180″(55h) (gain: 56.00) f/2.2 -10°C bin 1×1
Baader Red (CMOS-Optimized) 50×50 mm: 330×90″(8h 15′) (gain: 0.00) f/2.2 -10°C bin 1×1
IDAS LPS-P2 2″: 1200×60″(20h) (gain: 0.00) f/2.2 -10°C bin 1×1

 

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

Author: 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

 

M101 Galaxy with Supernova 2023ixf (and A Comparison to Last Week’s)

Author: Johnny Qiu
https://www.astrobin.com/zxxh9h/

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: Planewave CDK20 (f/6.8 version)

Imaging Cameras: QHYCCD QHY600PH M

Mounts: Planewave L-500

Filters: Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Blue 50 mm · Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Green 50 mm · Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Lum 50 mm · Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Red 50 mm

Frames:
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Blue 50 mm: 7×300″(35′)
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Green 50 mm: 7×300″(35′)
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Lum 50 mm: 11×300″(55′)
Astrodon Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance Red 50 mm: 7×300″(35′)

Integration: 2h 40′

 

Plowing Through Space, APOD 20230428

Author: 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】
Author: 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

 

【Comet C/2022 E3 ZTF Passes by Mars】
Author: @hancockterry and Tom Masterson

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: Takahashi FSQ-130ED
Imaging Cameras: QHY367C Pro
Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount ME GEM
Frames: 12 x 120″
Location: GrandMesaObservatory.com Purdy Mesa, Colorado
Date: February 10th, 2023

 

[LBN777 The Baby Eagle Nebula]–Astrobin IOTD

Astrophotographer: Kyunghoon Lim
https://www.astrobin.com/o77qds/0/

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: Sky-Watcher Quattro 250P / 10-S

Imaging Cameras: QHY533M

Frames:
Optolong Blue 36 mm: 45×90″(1h 7′ 30″) (gain: 60.00) f/4 -25°C bin 1×1
Optolong Green 36 mm: 43×90″(1h 4′ 30″) (gain: 60.00) f/4 -25°C bin 1×1
Optolong Red 36 mm: 46×90″(1h 9′) (gain: 60.00) f/4 -25°C bin 1×1
Optolong UV/IR cut 36 mm: 148×90″(3h 42′) (gain: 60.00) f/4 -25°C bin 1×1

Integration: 7h3′

 

【NGC 7000 BiColor Image】

https://www.astrophotocologne.de/portfolio/ngc7000bicolor/

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

 

Captured by QHYCCD Astronomy CameraIC2948

Astrophotographer:  John  Hayes

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: Planewave CDK20 (f/6.8 version)

Imaging Cameras: QHYCCD QHY600PH M

Mount: Planewave L-500

Filter: Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 50×50 mm · Chroma OIII 3nm Bandpass 50×50 mm · Chroma SII 3nm Bandpass 50×50 mm

Frames: Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 50×50 mm: 48×600″(8h) (gain: 25.00) f/6.8 -10°C bin 1×1
Chroma OIII 3nm Bandpass 50×50 mm: 33×600″(5h 30′) (gain: 25.00) f/6.8 -10°C bin 1×1
Chroma SII 3nm Bandpass 50×50 mm: 52×600″(8h 40′) (gain: 25.00) f/6.8 -10°C bin 1×1

Integration: 22h 10′


Wolf-Rayet 134

Astrophotographer: Phil Brewer
https://www.astrobin.com/6z38ql/

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses: TS-Optics 200mm/8″ ONTC f/4 Newtonian (carbon tube)

Imaging Cameras: QHYCCD QHY268PH M

Filters: Chroma Blue · Chroma Green · Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass · Chroma OIII 3nm Bandpass · Chroma Red

Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses: TS-Optics 200mm/8″ ONTC f/4 Newtonian (carbon tube)

Guiding Cameras: QHY5L-II-M

Frames: Chroma Blue: 22×180″ (1h 6′) bin 1×1
Chroma Green: 22×180″ (1h 6′) bin 1×1
Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass: 70×600″ (11h 40′) bin 1×1
Chroma OIII 3nm Bandpass: 63×600″ (10h 30′) bin 1×1
Chroma Red: 22×180″ (1h 6′) bin 1×1

Integration: 25h 28′

NGC4725

Astrophotographer: Tommaso Massimo Stella
https://www.facebook.com/tommaso.m.stella

Imaging telescope: SkyWatcher 200/1000 PDS + GPU Coma Corrector

Imaging camera: QHY294MPro

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Filters: Optolong Astronomy Filter LRGB-CCD

Integration:8.7h

Leo Trio in LRGB with Tidal tail

Astrophotographer: Anis Abdul

Imaging telescope: Takahashi Epsilon 130D

Imaging camera: QHY294MPro

Mount: 10 Micron GM 2000 HPS II Combi

Filter: Astronomik LRGB 36mm · L · G · R

Integration: 10h50′

Sadr and the Butterfly-The Heart of the Swan

Astrophotographer: Kevin Morefield

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

Camera: QHY600M

Mount: Paramount MyT

Filter: Chroma SII 2” 3nm, Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 5nm

Integration: 17h10′

Comet Leonard, M3 and a Meteor Streaks Across the Sky

Astrophotographer:@hancockterry

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon E180

Imaging cameras: qhyccd 367c pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount GT1100S

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5ii

Single 120 second combined with 40% mix for noise reduction from a 90 x 120 second stack

M33

QHY600M/QHY367C

8hr45m

Photoed BY. Ron Brecher (Canada)

California Dreamin’ NGC 1499

QHY600M

11.6 hours

Photoed BY. Terry Hancock (US)

NGC 6960 (C34)

The Veil Nebula

QHY294M Pro

27 x 600sec. L-enhance + R (HA 10nm)
25 x 600sec. L-enhance + G (OIII 24 nm)
Photoed BY. Salvo Seminara

 

NGC 6946 & NGC 6939

Fireworks Galaxy and the Ghost Bush Cluster​

QHY183M

11h48min

Photoed BY. Chris Sullivan (US)