At the beginning of 2017, in honor of Tele Vue’s 40th year, we asked you to tag your social media images taken with or taken of Tele Vue equipment with the hashtag #televue40. You did so and there are too many images to highlight them all, but we’ll bring you a few at a time though these blog posts.
This installment features gorgeous images of Deep-Sky Objects (DSOs) taken with Tele Vue hardware. Some of the images are in Hydrogen-alpha (b&w) and others full-color. Exposure times range from hours (one night’s work) to over a day (several nights work)!
Panagiotis Xipteras (Twitter: @xipteras) had his Tele Vue TV-NP127is images featured in our blog this past September (Tele Vue-NP127is: Imaging the Skies Over Europe) and continues to produce exemplary and well thought-out images with the scope. Below is his recent image of NGC 1528 in Perseus.
— Panagiotis Xipteras (@xipteras) December 28, 2017
The Soul Nebula was another target for his TV-NP127is.
— Panagiotis Xipteras (@xipteras) October 22, 2017
Oleg Bryzgalov won an Insight Astronomy Photographer of the Year 2017 award this September in the Galaxies category with this image below: M63 – Star Streams and the Sunflower (all rights reserved). He used his home-built, 10″, f/3.8, fast reflector equipped with Tele Vue’s 2″ Paracorr Type-2 photo/visual coma corrector to nail down the edges of the field. A QSI 583wsg camera with LRGB filters was used for the 22-hour total exposure. We congratulate Oleg on the recognition he’s achieved and look forward to seeing more of his images on flickr. Oleg and his images were profiled on our blog back in May (see: 2” Paracorr Type-2 User Profile: Oleg Bryzgalov).
Oleg’s colorful image below, NGC 2170: Still Life with Reflecting Dust (v.2016) (all rights reserved), uses the same setup as above and was made from images taken in 2015 and 2016 for a total of 25-hours exposure.
The Rosette Nebula by Niels V. Christensen. Image taken with Televue NP127i and ZWO ASI1600 in LRGB. Combined exposure time 2.5 hours. Taken from a dark location using the TTS-160 Panther Mount. #astrophotography #astro #space #universe #cosmos #astronomy #nature #astronomer #telescope #telescopemount #stargazing #panthermount #trackthestars #rosettenebula #ngc2244 #pixinsight #science #nightsky #astrophoto #starphotographer #photoshop #universetoday
The Triangulum Galaxy M33. For this image I took the mount and telescope to a dark site. Having no light pollution washing out the images it was possible to take this image with just 90 minutes Luminance and 20 minutes RGB. And processing is so much easier when the sky is dark. ZWO 1600 mono camera, Televue NP127 refractor mounted on TTS-160 Panther Mount. #astro #photography #nightsky #astrophotography #trackthestars #photographer #space #stargazing #astronomy #astronomer #telescope #telescopemount panthermount #comet #Televue #science #universetoday #messier33 #zwo1600
Latent0Image on flickr also images with the popular Tele Vue TV-NP127is scope. This stark b&w Crab Nebula (M1) image (some rights reserved: CC BY-NC-ND 2.0) was made using a ZWO ASI178MM-Cool camera with Baader 7nm H-α filter for over 2-hours of exposure on November 24, 2017.
The ever awe-inspiring Pillars of Creation (all rights reserved) in the Eagle Nebula was taken with the same setup but exposed for 4-hours over 4-nights.
Jay W. Butler’s NGC7293 Helix Nebula on flickr was made with his 10″ f/4.1 reflector and our larger Tele Vue BIG (3”) Paracorr Type 2 coma corrector connected to an STXL-16200M camera. Almost 7-hours of exposures were taken from Oct 15-17, 2017 through HRGB filters for the final result. Jay was profiled in our blog in a posting this past May (read: BIG Paracorr User Profile: Jay Butler).
- Tele Vue TV-NP127is webpage (mobile version)
- Tele Vue Paracorr webpage (mobile version)
- Read Paracorr’s role in the New Dobsonian Revolution (PDF) article from Astronomy Magazine