Terry Hancock’s gallery

Terry Hancock

Born in England, Terry migrated with his parents as a child to Australia, where he soon became enchanted by the writings of astronomer Sir Patrick Moore and the dark skies of the Australian outback. In the mid-1980s Terry moved to the United States, where he decided to combine his two loves- photography and astronomy. His images have been published by NASA’s APOD, and featured in Astronomy, Sky at Night, Sky & Telescope, Astronomy Now, and National Geographic magazines, as well as The Daily Mail, and Yahoo.com, Space.com, and many other well-known online publications.

For many years, Terry imaged from his backyard, but upon retirement, he project managed construction of the Grand Mesa Observatory in Colorado, where he currently serves as Director. He also is a major contributor to astronomy education in Colorado, where he speaks at schools, clubs, libraries, and other organizations. He runs an on-line astrophotography tutorial service, teaching about equipment use and image processing, which reaches students worldwide.

View Terry’s work at http://www.downunderobservatory.com/

QHY600PH M/C USING QHYCCD CAMERAS

Terry Hancock

For many years, Terry Hancock imaged from his backyard, but upon retirement, he managed the Grand Mesa Observatory in Colorado, where he currently serves as Director.

【”The Golden State” Nebula NGC 1499】

Imaging camera: QHY600

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-130

Mounts: software bisque Paramount ME

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: PixInsight 1.8 · Starnet ++ · Adobe Photoshop CC

Filters: Chroma Ha 5nm, OIII 5nm, SII 5nm

【North of Orion’s Belt NASA APOD】

Imaging camera: QHY410C

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon E180

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5ii

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount GT1100S

Software: PixInsight 1.8 · Adobe Photoshop CC

Accessory: qhyccd mini guide scope 30mm qhy mini guide scope 30mm

Resolution: 6072×4044

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Grand Mesa Observatory

【The Green Fourth ‘Star’ of Orion’s Belt】

Camera: QHY367C Pro Full Frame Color CMOS

Gain 2850, Offset 76

Calibrated with Dark and Bias Frames

Optics: 135mm F2.0 Rokinon Lens

Image Acquisition software Maxim DL6

Total Integration time 1.5 hours

Color RGGB 94 min, 47 x 120 sec

Color RGGB 7.25 min, 29 x 15 sec

Pre Processed in Pixinsight

Post Processed in Photoshop

Location: GrandMesaObservatory.com Purdy Mesa, Colorado

Date of capture: November 11th 2020

【Emerald Comet Visits Colorful Auriga】

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon E180

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY410C

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount GT1100S

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5ii

Software: PixInsight 1.8 · Starnet ++ · Adobe Photoshop CC

Accessory: qhyccd mini guidescope 30mm qhy mini guidescope 30mm

Resolution: 6072×4044

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Grand Mesa Observatory

【THE Soul Nebula without any stars】

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600m

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-130

Mounts: software bisque Paramount ME

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: PixInsight 1.8 · Starnet ++ · Adobe Photoshop CC

Filters: Chroma Ha 5nm, OIII 5nm, SII 5nm

Resolution: 8022×5538

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Grand Mesa Observatory