Atik Infinity Colour Camera - Photo Gallery

Introduction | My "Best" Photos, Sorted Alphabetically by Deep Sky Object | Links

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On this page, I present my "best" photos taken with my Atik Infinity Colour* camera and various telescopes. These photos only show what I have achieved with this camera with my telescopes, not what can be achieved in principle with this camera. But maybe that even "sub-optimal" photos are useful for others who want to buy this camera or already own it (and do not quite achieve what they find on the Internet) ...

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*) Usually, I would write "Color", because I try to use American English, but Atik is a company located in the UK, and therefore it's "Colour"...

Note: Over Christmas 2022, I sold my Atik Infinity camera (transferred on January 5, 2023). I therefore cannot report any further experiences with it here.

 

Introduction

On this page, I would like to present my "best" photos that I took with the Atik Infinity color camera. Part of the photos were saved during the observation. I cannot tell you on how many stacked photos these are based, and which was the exposure time, because this information is not saved and I did not take notes. Writing down this information while observing and saving images is too laborious for me at the moment.

 

My "Best" Photos, Sorted Alphabetically by Deep Sky Object

M 1 (Crab Nebula; Taurus)

         

M1, post-processed and noise removed

 

M1, post-processed and noise removed

 

M1, post-processed and noise removed

Photos taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (April 6, 2018), 600 x 600 section with 1:1 pixels in the large version

M 15 (Pegasus)

         

M 15 (Pegasus), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (December 31, 2017), 600 x 600 section with 1:1 pixels in the large version
         
   

M 15 (Pegasus), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Celestron C8 (December 17, 2020)

M 27 (Dumbbell Nebula, Vulpecula)

         

M 27 (Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, differently post-processed

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (December 31, 2017), 600 x 600 section with 1:1 pixels in the large version

M 31/32 (Andromeda Galaxy; Andromeda)

    

M 31 and M 32 (top left, Andromeda), post-processed

 

M 31 and M 32 (top left, Andromeda), from recording, processed

Photos above taken on January 14, 2018 with Sky-Watcher Skymax-127, 2 x TS focal reducer and 25 mm extension tube (results theoretically in about 3 x reduction, practically in about 2,31 x reduction). Original view.

             

M 31 and M 32, unprocessed

 

 

 

 

Photo taken with Omegon 72/432 (Feb 23, 2022)

M 35 (Gemini)

         

M 35 (Gemini), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (February 12, 2018), quadratic section with 1:1 pixels in the large version
 
         

M 35 (Gemini), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (February 21, 2018), quadratic section with 1:1 pixels in the large version
 
      

M 35 (Gemini) (March 24, 2021)

 

M 35 (Gemini) (March 24, 2021)

 

M 35 and NGC 2158, unprocessed

       Photo above taken with Omegon 72/432 (Feb 23, 2022)

Ditto, photo on top processed (March 24, 2021)

 

Ditto, photo on top processed (March 24, 2021)

   
Photos above taken with TS-Optics TLAPO1027 (March 24, 2021), original view

M 36-38 (Auriga)

   

M 36, post-processed and sharpened

 

M 37, post-processed and sharpened

 

M 38, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (February 12, 2018)
         
         

M 36 (Auriga), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

         

M 36 (Auriga), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (April 8, 2018), original views; found M 36 when looking for M 38 ...
         
   

M 36 (Auriga), unprocessed

 

M 37 (Auriga), unprocessed

 

M 38 (Auriga), unprocessed

Photos above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (Feb 23, 2022)

M 41 (Canis Major)

         

M 41 (Canis Major), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

         

M 41 (Canis Major), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (April 6, 2018), originals reduced

M 42/43 (Orion Nebula; Orion)

    

M 42/43, created from the unprocessed original in one step

 

Ditto, processed to be brighter

 

M 42/43, created from "replay stack" in one step

 

Ditto, same as left, more saturated

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (February 12, 2018)
         
         

M 42/43 (Orion), unprocessed

 

Ditto, processed and sharpened

 

Ditto, processed alternatively and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (February 21, 2018)
         
         

M 42/43 (Orion), f/6.3 reducer/corrector; post-processed

 

Ditto, f/6.3 reducer/corrector and 2 x TS focal reducer; post-processed

 

Ditto, f/6.3 reducer/corrector and 2 x TS focal reducer; post-processed

Photos above taken with Celestron C8 (March 15, 2020)
         
         

M 42/43 (Orion), f/6.3 reducer/corrector; unprocessed

 

M 42/43 (Orion), f/6.3 reducer/corrector; post-processed

 

M 42/43 (Orion), f/6.3 reducer/corrector; alternatively post-processed

Photos above taken with Celestron C5 (February 13, 2021)
         
        

M 42/43 (Orion) - PS 72/432

 

M 42/43 (Orion) - PS 72/432

   
        

Ditto, photo on top processed

 

Ditto, photo on top processed

   
Photos above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (March 19, 2021)

M 45 (Pleiades; Taurus)

    

M 45 (Taurus), center, post-processed

 

M 45 (Taurus), center, from recording, processed

Photos above taken on January 14, 2018 with Sky-Watcher Skymax-127, 2 x TS focal reducer and 25 mm extension tube (results theoretically in about 3 x reduction, practically in about 2.31 x reduction). Original view
         
         

M 45 (Taurus), left, unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

    

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

   

M 45 (Taurus), right, unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (March 14, 2018), original view
         
        

M 45, unprocessed

 

M 45, post-processed

   
Photo above taken with Celestron C5 and f/6.3 reducer/corrector (February 13, 2021), just a small section of the Pleiades, original view
         
        

M 45, unprocessed

 

Ditto, processed

   
Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (March 25, 2021), original view

M 50 (Monoceros)

         

M 50 (Monoceros), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (April 6, 2018), original view

M 51 (Canes Venatici)

         

M 51 - Mar 27, 2022

 

M 51 - Mar 27, 2022

 

M 51 - May 6, 2022

   

M 51 - Mar 27, 2022, processed

 

M 51 - Mar 27, 2022, processed

 

M 51 - May 6, 2022, processed

Photos above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (Mar 27/May 6, 2022), original view

M 56 (Lyra)

         

M 56 (Lyra), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (December 31, 2017), quadratic section from the original

M 57 (Lyra)

         

M 57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, differently post-processed

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (December 31, 2017), quadratic section from the original

M 65/66 with NGC 3628 (Leo Triplet, Leo)

    

Leo Triplet - Mar 24, 2022

  M 65/66 - Mar 27, 2022
 

Leo Triplet - Mar 24, 2022, processed

 

M 65/66 - Mar 27, 2022, processed

Fotos oben aufgenommen mit Omegon PS 72/432 (24/27.3.2022)

M 71 (Sagitta)

         

M 71 (Sagitta), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (December 31, 2017), quadratic section from the original

M 78 (Orion)

         

M 78 (Orion), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, alternatively post-processed

Photo above taken with Celestron C5 with f/6.3 reducer/corrector (February 13, 2021), original view
         
        

M 78 (Orion)

 

Ditto, post-processed

   
Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (March 19, 2021), original view

M 81/82 (Ursa Major)

    

M 81 - Mar 27, 2022

 

M 82 - Mar 27, 2022

 

M 81 - Mar 27, 2022, processed

 

M 82 - Mar 27, 2022, processed

Photos above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (March 27, 2022), original view

    

M 81/82 - May 6, 2022

 

M 81/M 82 - May 6, 2022, processed

Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (May 6, 2022), original view

M 84/86 (Virgo)

    

M 84/86 - May 6, 2022

 

M 84/86 - May 6, 2022, processed

Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (May 6, 2022), original view

M 87 (Virgo)

M 87 - May 9, 2022, after 5th frame

Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (May 9, 2022), original view

M 97 (Ursa Major)

    

M 97 - May 6, 2022

 

M 97 -May 6, 2022, processed

Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (May 6, 2022), original view

M 101 (Ursa Major)

    

M 101 - May 6, 2022

 

M 101 - May 6, 2022, processed

Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (May 6, 2022), original view

M 105 (Leo)

    

M 105 (+ NGC 3384 und NGC 3389) - Apr 4, 2021

 

M 105 (+ NGC 3384 und NGC 3389) - Apr 4, 2021, processed

Photo above taken with Celestron C5 (April 4, 2021), original view

M 108 (Ursa Major)

    

M 108 - May 6, 2022

 

M 108 - May 6, 2022, processed

Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (May 6, 2022), original view

NGC 1977 (Running Man Nebula; Orion)

    

NGC 1977 - March 24, 2021

 

NGC 1977 - March 24, 2021, processed

Photo above taken with TS-Optics TLAPO1027 (March 24, 2021), original view

    

NGC 1977 - March 25, 2021

 

NGC 1977 - March 25, 2021

 

NGC 1977 - March 25, 2021, photo on top processed

 

NGC 1977 - March 25, 2021, photo on top processed

Photos above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (March 25, 2021), original view

NGC 2024 (Flame Nebula; Orion)

         

NGC 2024, f/6.3 reducer/corrector; post-processed

 

NGC 2024, f/6.3 reducer/corrector; post-processed

 

NGC 2024, f/6.3 reducer/corrector and 2 x TS focal reducer; post-processed

Photos above taken with Celestron C8 (March 15, 2020), original view
         
        

NGC 2024 (Orion)

 

NGC 2024 (Orion)

   
        

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed

   
Photos above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (March 19, 2020), original view

NGC 2244 (Monoceros)

NGC 2244 - 24.3.2022

Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (March 24, 2022), original view

NGC 2264 (Monoceros)

         

NGC 2264 (Christms Tree Cluster, Monoceros), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (April 6, 2018), original view

NGC 3344 (Leo)

    

NGC 3344 - May 6, 2022

 

NGC 3344 - May 6, 2022, processed

Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (May 6, 2022), original view

NGC 3384/89 (Leo)

    

NGC 3384 and NGC 3389 (+ M 105) - April 4, 2021

 

NGC 3384 and NGC 3389 (+ M 105) - April 4, 2021, processed

Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (April 4, 2021), original view

NGC 3628 (Leo), Leo Triplet (Leo)

    

Leo Triplet - Mar 24, 2022

 

Leo Triplett - Mar 24, 2022, processed

Photo above taken with Omegon PS 72/432 (March 24, 2022), original view; NGC 3628 at the top left

Moon

         

Half Moon, unprocessed

 

Ditto, processed

 

Ditto, processed and sharpened

Photos above taken with Sky-Watcher Explorer 150PDS (February 21, 2018), original view

 

Note: Over Christmas 2022, I sold my Atik Infinity camera (transferred on January 5, 2023). I therefore cannot report any further experiences with it here.

 

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