Mark Casazza's Gallery

Mark's Camera Follies


Galaxies


M31.jpg

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Nebula


IC5070_Pelican.jpg

28 files, last one added on Jan 25, 2017
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Clusters


Double_Up.jpg

8 files, last one added on Sep 11, 2016
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The New Bremen Collection


Moon.jpg

Pictures taken in New Bremen Ohio

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The ED127 Collection


IC5070_Pelican.jpg

Images captured with the Explore Scientific ED127 Essential Series Telescope

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My Favorites


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My favorite astro photos

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The Cherry Springs Collection


IC5070_Pelican.jpg

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Solar System


Moon.jpg

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Random files - Astro-Photography
M13_SD1.jpg
422 viewsThis image of M13 came from 49 exposures of 60 seconds shot in August of 2015 in the backyard of my Crown Equipment temporary home in New Bremen Ohio using the ES ED127 and cooled Gary Honis full spectrum T1i. This was really just intended to be a a test of Windows 10. This was stacked with Nebulosity 3 and processed in StarTools with one final curve applied in Photoshop.
NGC_869_884_PC_I2B1000_db_r68_b115_KGN_isc_sm.jpg
Double Cluster253 viewsThis image of NGC884 and NGC869 or the Double Cluster. It was shot on August 19, 2012 at Cherry Springs State Park with full spectrum Canon T1i on a Celestron GP-C102. It consists of 15 150-second exposures. I stacked with DSS, initially stretched the sub-frames with Nebulosity 2, and finished up with Photoshop.
M101_Ver_1.jpg
ED127's first light360 viewsThis image of M101 was first light for my new Explore Scientific ED127 ES. It was shot on April 27-28, 2014 at Cherry Springs State Park with a cooled, full spectrum Canon T1i on an Explore Scientific ED127 ES. It consists of 20 6-minute exposures. I stacked the sub-frames with Nebulosity 3, preformed initial development in StarTools, and finished up with Photoshop.
M81_M82_4-20-12_MtTop_ST.jpg
Cigar & Bode's Galaxy 2012490 viewsCigar Galaxy
(M 82 & NGC 3034)
April 20, 2012 at Mountain Top
Full spectrum T1i with and Astronomik CLS-CCD filter
Orion 80mm short tube (400mm)
22 images; 180 seconds; 1600 iso; EQ-G
Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker 3
Digitally developed with Nebulosity 2
Full size image available upon request
M82_04-30-2011_MtTop_C11.jpg
Cigar Galaxy (M 82 NGC 3034) - First Light!643 viewsCigar Galaxy
(M 82; NGC 3034)
April 30, 2011 at Mountain Top
Full spectrum T1i
Celestron C11; Alt-Az mount
7 images; 60 seconds; 1600 iso
Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker 3
Digitally developed with Nebulosity 2
Full size image available upon request
M31_PC_I2B500_r66_cb_bnra.jpg
Andro257 viewsThis image of M31 or the Andromeda Galaxy. It was shot on October 25, 2011 in Mountain Top Pennsylvania with full spectrum Canon T1i on a Orion Short Tube 80. It consists of 57 60-second exposures. I stacked and initially stretched the sub-frames with Nebulosity 3, and finished up with Photoshop.
IC1795_Redo.jpg
IC1795492 views14 2-minute exposures of IC1795 was taken from my driveway in New Bremen Ohio the evening of January 2, 2016. This was shot with the ES ED127 scope and Gary Honis full spectrum modified Canon T1i camera plus the CLS-CCD clip-in filter. This is a redo of the previous processing with what I think has much better color. I did have to 3x3 bin the image to help with the noise.
Fish_Head_Swimming_Up_Stream.jpg
Fish Head Swimming Up Stream413 viewsThis is another 2014 image that took 2 years to be processed. It was taken in September of 2014 at Cherry Springs with a full spectrum T1i and an ED127 scope. It was made of 46 6-minute exposures that were stacked in Nebulosity 4 and processed in Star Tools.

Last additions - Astro-Photography
IC5070_Pelican.jpg
Pelican413 viewsThis image of IC5070, the Pelican Nebula, was taken at Cherry Springs on September 28, 2014. It consists of 36 6-minute exposures at ISO 1600. It was stacked in Nebulosity and processed in Star Tools and Photoshop. I just got around to processing it this month. That is good since it has been cloudy for months.Jan 25, 2017
Moon.jpg
My first moon shot410 viewsThis shot was taken November 6, 2016 from my driveway in New Bremen. This is my first successful picture of the moon. It consists of 50 still frames at 1/1000 second at ISO 400. I used Sequence Generator Pro to focus the telescope on a star field prior to the shots. I staked the images in Nebulosity and did some minor processing with Star Tools and Photo shop.Nov 21, 2016
M31.jpg
Andromeda517 viewsThe image was taken November 11, 2016 in my driveway in New Bremen Ohio. The image consists of 64 2-minute images taken at ISO 800. While it is my best M31 image to date I need to revisit this object because I know I can do better. The was stacked with Nebulosity 4, processed with Star Tools and Photoshop.Nov 20, 2016
Eastern_Veil.jpg
Eastern Veil467 viewsThis image of the Eastern Veil, NGC 6992, was the last image I captured at Cherry Springs State Park in September 2016. This represents the best 23 5-minute exposures of a problematic night. There were 16 other images that were too bad to include. The system hopped guide stars several times resulting in a substantial crop to get the area covered by every one of the 23 good exposures. Even my copy of Star Tools needed to be updated to deal with the image. The images were taken with Sequence Generator Pro, stacked with Nebulosity 4, processed with Star Tools 1.4 and finished up with PhotoShop CS6. I tried a new method to remove the stars while processing in PS CS6 and I like the results.Oct 12, 2016
Double_Up.jpg
Double Up465 viewsI don't generally take pictures of Open Clusters unless there is nebulosity in the area, but a forecast of high clouds all night got the famous Double Cluster (NGC869 and NGC884) in the spotlight. This image was captured the night of September 1, 2016 at Cherry Springs. This images is made up of 16 150-second exposures and 20 300-second exposures all at ISO-800. They were stacked with Nebulosity 4 and processed with StarTools and Photoshop.Sep 11, 2016
Pickerings_Triangle_sm.jpg
Pickering's Triangle393 viewsThis is my first 2016 photo from Cherry Springs. It was taken August 29th and is made of the best 40 5-minute exposures from a set of 63 exposures using my Ti1 and ED127 scope. It was processed on the following rainy days with Nebulosity 4, Star Tools, and Photoshop. Sep 01, 2016
Fish_Head_Swimming_Up_Stream.jpg
Fish Head Swimming Up Stream413 viewsThis is another 2014 image that took 2 years to be processed. It was taken in September of 2014 at Cherry Springs with a full spectrum T1i and an ED127 scope. It was made of 46 6-minute exposures that were stacked in Nebulosity 4 and processed in Star Tools. Aug 28, 2016
IC1318.jpg
Dark Angel488 viewsThis image is IC1318 or the Butterfly Nebula, was taken in September 2014 at Cherry Springs, Two years later on a rainy night at Cherry Springs it was finally processed. This is the result of 29 6-minute exposures with my full spectrum T1i and ED127 scope. It was stacked with Nebulosity 4 and process with Star Tools and a small tweak in Photoshop,Aug 28, 2016