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Kevin Gurney

I developed an interest in astronomy over three decades ago when I helped build an 8 inch reflector and spent a season observing some of the main deep sky wonders and viewing the planets. But then the rest of life intervened and I had my nose to the grindstone rather than pointing to the stars... However, over the last three years, I have rekindled my interest in things astronomical and am taking advantage of an early retirement to 'spend more time with my telescope'. I rapidly caught the imaging bug and have also started dabbling in spectroscopy. I have a Celestron 8SE and William Optics Star 71, mounted on a Skywatcher AZ EQ6-GT. I used a modified Canon DSLR for a while, but now use an Atik 460 (mono) with LRGB and narrowband filters; my processing is done in PixInsight. I have been a member of the BAA for just under a year.

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2017 Jan 12

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One of the most photogenic parts of the sky... The very best  pictures of this area show structure in the dark nebulosity below the horsehead... I just have a suggestion of this with a vague mottled effect. However, there is some nice structure in the emission nebula (IC434) that is the backdrop to the horsehead. This emerged after some use of the local histogram tool in Pixinsight... but more detail would require  better data, I think, from a good dark sky (not suburban Sheffield).

2016 Dec 20

2016 Dec 19

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