Northamptonshire Natural History Society

Astronomy Section

Section President
Nick Hewitt
Section Secretary
James Whinfrey

Peter Moreton's New CCD

This image of Barnard 33 (the Horsehead nebula) and IC 434 was obtained by Bob Neville, using NNHS member Peter Moreton's prototype R401E. The CCD is an engineering grade Kodak KAF-0401LE, with anti-blooming gates. No data calibration (flat fields and dark frames) has been applied to this image. FITSX was used to apply a noise reduction algorithm. For full details of this new instrument, and other images obtained with it, see Peter's web site: Rockingham Instruments.

The Hourglass Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

The Kodak KAF-0401LE CCD

The Hourglass Nebula taken by the Hubble Space Telescope

2001 February 23 2136, 12-inch Newtonian, Ha filter, 300 s

Image credits: Stellarium (background image)

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