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

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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
M16_Eagle_Lost.jpg
M1657 viewsThis image of M16 or the Eagle Nebula. It was shot on August 4, 2013 at Cherry Springs State Park with a cooled, full spectrum Canon T1i on a Celestron GP-C102. It consists of 10 6-minute exposures. I stacked and initially stretched the sub-frames with Nebulosity 3, and finished up with Photoshop.
Double_Up.jpg
Double Up76 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.
NGC_869_884_PC_I2B1000_db_r68_b115_KGN_isc_sm.jpg
Double Cluster50 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.
NA2BSwan_5-20-2012_120X70_135mm_CSSP.jpg
North American and Pelican Nebula 312 viewsNorth American and Pelican Nebula
(NGC 7000 & NGC 5070)
May 20, 2012 at Cherry Springs State Park
Full spectrum T1i with and Astronomik UV-IR block filter
Canon 70-300mm f/4~f/5.6 at 135mm
70 images; 120 seconds; 1600 iso; EQ1 mount
Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker 3
Digitally developed with Nebulosity 2
Full size image available upon request
M31.jpg
Andromeda89 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.
M13_5-18-2012_60X100_C104_CSSP_v2.jpg
Hercules Globular Cluster409 viewsThis image of M13 or the Hercules Cluster. It was shot on May 15 an 17, 2012 at Cherry Springs State Park with, full spectrum Canon T1i on a Celestron GP-C102. It consists of 75 60-second exposures and 71 45-second exposures. I stacked and initially stretched the sub-frames with Nebulosity 3, and finished up with Photoshop.
Eastern_Veil.jpg
Eastern Veil76 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.
NGC_6963_6946_PC_I2B1350_db_r58_g85_b134_g83_hlvg_BNR30.jpg
Fireworks and Cluster83 viewsThis image of NGC6946 or the Fireworks Galaxy and NGC6939. It was shot on September 16, 2012 at Cherry Springs State Park with full spectrum Canon T1i on a Celestron GP-C102. It consists of 40 6-minute exposures. I stacked with DSS, initially stretched the sub-frames with Nebulosity 2, and finished up with Photoshop.

Last additions - Astro-Photography
IC5070_Pelican.jpg
Pelican58 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 shot71 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
Andromeda89 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 Veil76 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 Up76 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 Triangle70 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 Stream70 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 Angel102 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