Sunset over Crieff - a surprising bright patch of orange/red just above the hills, below ominous blue-grey storm clouds

Cygnus Loop

Around 725pc (2400ly) distant, the Cygnus Loop (Sharpless Sh2-103) is an emission nebula in Cygnus nearly 3° across, a large supernova remnant caused by a star 12-15 solar masses (unidentified).

Prints, etc: shiny.photo/photo/Cygnus-Loop-

Details: telescopius.com/pictures/view/

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Abstract shapes: trees in Dunning Glen with their summer foliage on. A good location for a longer chilled-out stroll despite the warmth outside.

Today in the woods

Summer schedule - more strolls in the local glen where it's cooler.

Experimenting with a new(-to-me) ultrawide zoom.

Weather permitting, I’ll get another night or two on the Cygnus Loop before processing it properly. There’s also data from an earlier session to consider, but that was shot with 180s subs while tonight’s 300s frames are far better to process already.

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It felt so good to be back out doing astrophotography this evening. Had a quick but ultimately unfruitful play with an experimental imaging train but reverted to 100-400mm telephoto lens + astro camera to get some data on the Cygnus Loop with the new(ish) IDAS NBZ dual-narrowband filter.

Still a week to go before astro-dark returns after the summer, but … at 7ºC I had to put on a jumper whilst faffing with the telescope. Definitely a sign of doing it properly :)

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M13: The Great Globular Cluster in Hercules

Image Credit & Copyright: Joan Josep Isach Cogollos

apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap220804.ht #APOD

I've been meaning to take a photo of a thin crescent moon setting for a while. Couple of days ago I checked in Stellarium. Opportunity. Last night I remembered to check whilst driving back home from a day out west - parked-up ASAP and broke out the camera.

Simple pleasant things. Minimal skyscape/landscape. Silhouetted mountains.

Prints etc: shiny.photo/photo/Waxing-cresc

What goes down must go back up again…

An evening spent exploring the next town along in a little greater depth.

River Garry: Rocks and Water (3)

Intimate landscape: details of the River Garry flowing around rocks in the riverbed.

Available as prints, clothing, masks and more products via the website: shiny.photo/photo/River-Garry-

River Garry: Rocks and Water (2)

Intimate landscape: details of the River Garry flowing around rocks in the riverbed.

Available as prints, cards, masks and more via the website: shiny.photo/gallery/recent

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