DSLR ASTRO IMAGING BY BRAD WALLIS




Presented here are some of the latest images produced over the past months by Brad Wallis
The majority of these images were taken with Astro-Physics EDF refractors which feature superior color correction
The author employs a Losmandy TITAN equatorial mount w/ GEMINI 2 controller and a Lodestar X2 autoguider.

I have just started in doing DSLR AstroImaging and I am at the toe of the DSLR learning curve.
In May 2015 I started out using a Canon 600D that was modified by Gary Honis with a 50mm and a 100mm FL lens on an IOptron camera mount.
In spring of 2015, after a few months of work, I managed to get my observatory back up and functional after years of non-use.
In July 2015 I moved up to using an AP Traveler on my GM200.
In 2016 I started using my 6-inch EDF and in March 2016 I replaced my GM200 with a new Losmandy TITAN +GEMINI 2 system.
I've had a lot of help getting started in this DSLR stuff from my friends Scott Rosen and Jerry Lodriguss

Be sure and check out the DSLR images produced with these instruments now and then .

As I learn the ins-and-outs of DSLR Deep Sky Imaging I'll be posting my DSLR lessons learned here .

**** UPDATED March 2016 *****

My own personal GEMINI II Field Guide

**** UPDATED May 26 2016 *****






Nov 2017 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy TITAN mount

w/ Gemini 2 ,"> *NEW* ZWO ASI 1600MM cooled CMOS camera and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


IC 1805 Center

Oct 2017 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy TITAN mount

w/ Gemini 2 ,"> *NEW* ZWO ASI 1600MM cooled CMOS camera and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


NGC 281 Packman Nebula

Aug 2017 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy TITAN mount

w/ Gemini 2 ,"> *NEW* ZWO ASI 1600MM cooled CMOS camera and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


VdB 142 Elephant's Trunk

June 2017 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy TITAN mount

w/ Gemini 2 ,"> *NEW* ZWO ASI 1600MM cooled CMOS camera and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


VdB 142 Elephant's Trunk

May 2017 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy TITAN mount

w/ Gemini 2 , Canon 6D and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


Cocoon Nebula

November 2016 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy TITAN mount

w/ Gemini 2 , Canon 6D and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


Rosetta Nebula MOSAIC

LBN777

September 2016 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy TITAN mount

w/ Gemini 2 , Canon 6D and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


IC 1805 +NGC 869 MOSAIC

July 2016 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy TITAN mount

w/ Gemini 2 , Canon 6D and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


VEIL MOSAIC (APOD Aug 9, 2016 )

PELICAN + GULF MOSAIC (APOD Nov 29, 2016 )

June 2016 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy TITAN mount

w/ Gemini 2 , Canon 6D and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


Barnard 84

Barnard 75

NGC 6820

vdB 142

May 2016 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy TITAN mount

w/ Gemini 2 , Canon 6D and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


North American + Pelican Mosaic

March 2016 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy GM200 mount

Canon 6D and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


Cone Nebula

February 2016 *** 155mm F/7.5 AP EDF *** w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy GM200 mount

Canon 6D and ROBOFOCUS focuser comtroller


Cone Nebula Region

M101 the Pinwheel Galaxy in Ursa Major

M51 the Whirlpool Galaxy in Ursa Major

M51 Close Up

December 2015 105mm F/6 AP TRAVELER w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy GM200 mount

Using Field Flattener on the TRAVELER w/ ROBOFOCUS



Rosette Nebula

Cone Nebula

November 2015 105mm F/6 AP TRAVELER w/ Field Flattener on Losmandy GM200 mount

Using Field Flattener on the TRAVELER w/ ROBOFOCUS


Horsehead Nebula

October 2015 105mm F/6 AP TRAVELER w/ Field Flattener on GM200 mount

Using Field Flattener on the TRAVELER



M31 REPROCESSED using IMAGES PLUS

Eastern Veil Nebula Complex

IC405 Flaming Star Nebula

September 2015 200mm lens on GM200 mount


North American NGC7000

North American in H-alpha

IC 1396

California Nebula

IC 1805 in H-alpha

OLDER IMAGES


AUGUST 2015 AP TRAVELER on GM200 mount

Discovered the CWB function , Using new Lodestar X2 autoguider
8/4 ... Tested the new Lodestar X2 with PHD ... It's great !!
8/4 ... Using the new Lodestar X2 with PHD2 ... It's even better !!


Veil Remnant NGC6960

Gamma Cygni Region

VdB 142 in IC 1396

NGC 6820 in Cygnus

IC 59 and 63 near Gamma Cass

Veil Nebula in Cygnus

M33

Cocoon Nebula in Cygnus

PLEIADES

NGC 7293

JULY 2015 AP TRAVELER on GM200 mount

Hand Guided , Used Images Plus to aid Focusing

M-31

M16 - The Eagle Nebula

Pelican Nebula

SNAKE Nebula

MAY , JUNE 2015 50mm and 100mm FL Lenses on an IOptron Camera Platform

The IOptron unit works fine, be sure to check polar alignment anytime you touch the tripod
Single exposure v.15.... Detail and Noise


Barnard 142 and 143 Dark Nebulae

Region Around Theta Oph



You can contact me via e-mail bwallis@frazmtn.com



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