The sands of time and space.

Location of photo
Date/Time of photo
January 2 2016
Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD and Takahashi TSA 102 Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H18 Mounts: Sky-Watcher MX Guiding telescopes or lenses:Vixen VSD Guiding cameras: sx loadstar Software: Sequence Generator Pro, PHD, Photoshop CS5 Filters: Baader Ha, OIII & SII Accessories: Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel, Baader Planetarium 36mm narrowband filters.
This is a mosaic of the nebula structures in constellation Auriga. This image is made up of 6 panels with an integration of around 95 hours of exposure. This spans about 6 degrees across. RA, Dec) center: (80.1850698929, 34.4828394734) degrees Orientation: 2.87190600975 deg E of N
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Paul Swift

About moonrocks

Having had a background in the arts and worked professionally as a cinematographer and lighting cameraman, astrophotography made for a natural change in focus. I had always wanted to turn my camera to the skies. A move away from London to Valencia, Spain presented me with the perfect opportunity to do just that. The art work you see on this site was produced using basic equipment from a modest home observatory.