Atik Infinity Colour Camera - Photo Gallery

Introduction | Visited Sky Objects | My "Best" Photos by Deep Sky Object | Preliminary Conclusions | Links

On this page, I present my so far "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) ...

See also pages:

*) 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"...

 

Introduction

On this page, I would like to present my "best" photos that I took with the Atik Infinity color camera. As hopefully new sky objects and maybe better photos of the objects will be added in the future, this page will be a "permanent construction site." Now, at the very beginning, I have only taken a few pictures, and the quality leaves room for improvement. That's why I initially "bloated" the gallery and added unedited versions, as well as different edits. When I will have photographed more objects, I will limit myself to edited versions and sometimes perhaps present several edited versions, because it is not always clear, which one is the "best."

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. With photos taken from recordings, it is, however, possible to extract this information at a later date, and I will try to provide this information for the respective photos in due course.

 

Visited Sky Objects

I present photos that I took with the Atik Infinity of the following sky objects:

The links lead to the detail pages for the deep sky objects and telescopes.

 

My "Best" Photos by Deep Sky Object

M 15

         

M 15 (Pegasus), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

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

M 27

         

M 27 (Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, differently post-processed

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

M 31/32

    

M 31 and M 32 (top left, Andromeda), unprocessed

 

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

Photos created from recordings (after the observations):

    

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

 

M 31 and M 32 (top left, Andromeda), from recording, processed, more "aggressive" variant

Photos 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). Note that these photos show the complete image and that the large versions are in original size. This is due to the fact that the sky objects are extended - even beyond the field of view.

M 35

         

M 35 (Gemini), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

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

M 36

         

M 36 (Auriga), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

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

M 37

         

M 37 (Auriga), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

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

M 38

         

M 38 (Auriga), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

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

M 42

         

M 42 (Orion), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

   

Ditto, brighter in second step*

 

Ditto, b&w version

 

Dito, even brighter (3 steps)*

*) The quality suffered by doing these steps afterwards...

        

Ditto, once again created from the unprocessed original in one step

 

Ditto, processed to be brighter

 

Ditto, created from "replay stack" in one step

 

Ditto, same as left, more saturated

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

M 45

    

M 45 (Taurus), center, unprocessed

 

M 45 (Taurus), center, post-processed

    

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

 

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

Photos 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). Note that these photos show the complete image and that the large versions are in original size. This is due to the fact that the sky objects are extended - even beyond the field of view.

M 56

         

M 56 (Lyra), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

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

M 57

         

M 57 (Ring Nebula in Lyra), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, differently post-processed

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

M 71

         

M 71 (Sagitta), unprocessed

 

Ditto, post-processed

 

Ditto, post-processed and sharpened

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

 

Preliminary Conclusions

Gradually, I accumulate some results that are quite satisfying, provided that the expectations are not too high...

 

Links

 

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