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Tom Northup
Astrophotography
Tom standing next to the CSU-P Observatory Telescope
Transit of Mercury in 2006, shot with a
Samsung point and shoot through the
eyepiece of my 10" Meade LX200 Classic.
S700 point and shoot through a 25mm
eyepiece.
Transit of Venus in June 2012 also done with
the Fuji through the 25 mm.
The transit of Venus taken just as the sun
was setting into the clouds.
a Phillips web cam that I modified . 2000
frames processed through RegiStax.
M8. I took this with my Canon 1000D piggy
backed on the Meade . I used a 80-210
Tamron adapted to the Canon. This is only
5-30 second exposures taken in Raw and
run through Deep Sky Stacker then The
Canon program to convert to JPEG and
tweaked with Picture Publisher.
double click each  to see their full size.
The Blue Moon of August 31st, 2012
M22
Taken with a LX200 10" F6.3
Canon 1000D , Prime Focus
1 - 20 sec exposure at ISO 1600
Polaris is the bright star near the center, look
Here Tom is showing us the distance North.  
to the left and you will see where the star
seem to have little to no rotation.  This is
about a 550 second exposure.
M45
Pleiades, The Seven Sisters
1000D set to 120 seconds, ISO 800
The Orion Nebula with a shooting star.  Look for the
faint line just below the center of the nebula.  This
is a 151 second exposure at ISO800.  Tom's
observatory uses a LX200 10 inch F6.3.
The Sun image is a 1/500 sec exposure at ISO100
Tom's observatory uses a LX200 10 inch F6.3.
The Moon shot is a 1/250 sec at ISO100 with the
80mm ED refractor.
exposures eerie red color are a result of devastating
The wildfire Super Moon of June 2013.  These has
not been enhanced, suggesting the amount of
smoke in the air.
The Nova detected in Delphini, taken August
16th, 2013
M31
The Andromeda Galaxy
Taken 6 September 2013
M20
The Trifid Nebula
Taken 6 September 2013
The Moon and Venus
Taken 8 September 2013
Comet ISON taken on November 9th 2013
Comet ISON taken on November 15th 2013
Taken with a Canon 1000D. F3.5, ISO 1600,
a 30 second exposure
Comet Lovejoy taken on November 15th
2013.  Taken with a Canon 1000D F3.5 ISO
1600, a 30 second exposure
This is NGC 2024 the Flame Nebula, taken Scope---
100mm - F9 - ED - APO refractor.
Mount --- Orion Sirius EQ
Camera-- Canon 1000D - (XS)
Frames --- 17
Exposure-- 110 sec In RAW
ISO       --- 800
Capture Program - Back Yard EOS
Stacked -- Deep Sky Stacker
Processed--- Photoshop Cs6 and Picture Publisher
The Moon
processed in photoshop and finished in Picture
Publisher.
Canon 1000D with IR blocking filter.
Orion Sirius EQ mount.
Super Nova
A 26 frame stack in DSS and processed in Cs6  and
Picture Publisher.
Captured with Backyard EOS and a Canon 1000D
through a 100mm ED-APO and Orion Sirius EQ
mount.
27 frames ranging fro 15 sec to 110 sec
ISO 400 to 800.
Processed in Photoshop Cs6 and picture publisher.
Captured with Backyard EOS on a Canon 1000d
and 100mm ED-APO refractor.
24 exposures at 800 ISO, 5 at 1600 ISO and 10
darks at ISO 800. Captured with Backyard EOS.
Canon 1000D , 90 sec exp., 100mm ED-APO on
Orion Sirius EQ. Processed in Deep Sky Stacker, Cs6
second shots at ISO 1600. 5 dark frames. Captured
with Backyard EOS, Canon 1000D
Deep Sky Stacker - Cs6 - Picture Publisher.
M51 taken on February  21st. Captured with
Backyard EOS, 17 exp at ISO 1600, 115 sec, 10 at
ISO 800, 105 sec and 4 darks,115 sec at ISO1600.
Processed in Deep Sky Stacker, Cs6 and Picture
Publisher. 100mm ED-APO , Orion Sirius EQ.
My first attempt at Mars, 1500 frames
captured with Backyard EOS on my 1000D
canon ,2X Barlow, and IR blocking filter,
1299 acceptable frames stacked in
RegiStax and finished with Picture
Publisher.
Taken on the 28th.
The Virgo Super Cluster, M86 is near the center and
I count 17 maybe 18 DSO’s in this one frame. I find
capture so many galaxies in one frame. Taken on
3/25/14.
This shot took 29 light frames, 13 dark’s. ISO 1600
captured with Backyard EOS through a Canon
1000d and 100mm APO refractor. The first two
photos processed in Deep Sky Stacker, Cs6 and
Picture Publisher.
at ISO800 for 114 seconds and 10 dark’s . Processed
with DSS,Cs6 and PP.
NGC281, THe PacMan Nebula September 2014
The Helix Nebula, September 2014 September 2014
Partial Solar Eclipse at 590nm, October 23rd 2014
M1, October 2014
IC434 & NGC2024, October 2014