LAND OF OZ IMAGES
Supernova 2017eaw in spiral galaxy NGC-6946: This is an image which was obtained on Monday morning May 29th,
2017 at Land of Oz Observatory. It is a 1-hour exposure (ten 6-minute subs) through the C-11 HyperStar using the SXVR
H694C color imager.
According to internet sources, the supernova was at 12.9 magnitude when this image was
taken.
Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro. Post processed in PhotoShop CS2, levels, curves, Astro
Tools, Gradient EXterminator and StarShrink.
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Above is the very first image captured with the new Starlight Express SXVR-H694C One-shot
color camera.  It was taken on July 14, 2012 and is an integration of Fifteen 90 second
exposures of the Lagoon Nebula through the C-11 using the Hyper Star 3 System at f/2. The
images were captured and combined in Maxim DL Pro v. 5.12. Post-processed using PhotoShop
CS, levels, curves, saturation, Gradient X-Terminator and Astro-tools. Converted to JPEG format
using Photoshop Save for Web.
SUPERNOVA 2017ein in galaxy NGC-3938: This supernova was discovered on May 25th,
2017. NGC-3938 is a large face-on spiral galaxy in Ursa Major. The above image was captured
on June 19th, 2017, and is an integration of eight 360-second exposures through the C-11 at
f/2 using HyperStar and the Starlight Express SXVR-H694C camera. Guided, captured and
combined using Maxim DL5. Post processed in PhotoShop CS2.
THE VIRGO GALAXY CLUSTER: This image is centered on the group of galaxies commonly known as "Markarian's Chain", which extends from the bright elliptical
galaxy M-84 at the southwest (lower left) end of the chain, and extending to the northeast (upper right), through the larger elliptical galaxy M-86, on past NGCs
4435 and 4438 (which is distorted from interaction with 4435), on northeastward to another pair of galaxies, NGCs 4458 & 4461, and then on to NGC-4473, and
then north to the bright barred spiral galaxy NGC-4477. To the east of this chain of galaxies lies the massive elliptical galaxy M-87, with its companions. In all, there
are over 35 galaxies captured on this image, ranging from the brightest, 9.5 magnitude M-87, down to tiny 16th magnitude galaxies appearing as faint fuzzy spots.
NOTE: This image was acquired on the evening of May 17th, 2018, and is an integration of ten 6-minute exposures through the C-11 at f/2 using HyperStar and the
ZWO-ASI-071-MC one-shot color imager. The image was guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5 Pro, and was post-processed using PhotoShop CS2,
levels, curves, color balance & saturation, Gradient XTerminator and StarShrink.
HICKSON 68: A tightly grouped bunch of galaxies centered around the barred spiral galaxy NGC-5350 in Canes Venatici, south and east of the
Whirlpool Galaxy. This group of spiral and elliptical galaxies lies at a distance of over 100 million light years from Earth. 1-1/2 hours worth of 6 minute
sub-exposures through the C-11 at f/2 using the Starlight Express SXVR-H694C camera. Guided, captured and combined using Maxim DL5.
NGC-253: A large, edge-on spiral galaxy in the constellaton Sculptor. If not for its extreme southern declinaton,
this would be one of the showcase galaxies of the northern sky. It resembles a small version of M-31, the great
galaxy in Andromeda. This galaxy lies about 8 million light years from Earth.
NOTE: This image captured on the evening of September 30, 2017, and is an integration of ten 6-minute sub
exposures for 1 hour of data through the C-11 using HyperStar and the SXVR-H694C camera. Guided, captured
and combined using Maxim DL5. Post-processed in PhotoShop CS2, Gradient XTerminator and StarShrink.
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