Been working on this for a while now but finally got a decent chunk of it to show. Semies 147 is a very feint and big (3 degrees across) nebula in Taurus that went supernova around 40 - 50,000 years ago. I have now completed 44 hours worth of exposure over 4 panes stitched together . To do it all will require 50 or 60 hours so for now this is ny effort. Will carry on in late summer onwards to do it all though!

[email protected] (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SHAUN REYNOLDS) astroimaging nebulea spaghetti nebula Wed, 12 Feb 2014 18:01:28 GMT
Star Gazing Live 2014 Double ClusterDouble ClusterThe Double Cluster of stars between Cassiopeia and Perseus also known as Cadwell 14 is two clusters NGC 869 and 884.
around 7,500 light years distant

[email protected] (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SHAUN REYNOLDS) kelling stargazinglive Mon, 06 Jan 2014 22:39:44 GMT
Updates Been a while since last one. Lots of things happened .Did first ever public talk at Norwich Astronomical Society in October, great fun!

a few eek go I got  a callout of the blue fro a reporter from EPD / Evening News and did phone interview, they published two page article next say, look really good.

[email protected] (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SHAUN REYNOLDS) Mon, 30 Dec 2013 12:13:24 GMT
Update Been a while since last blog and so much has happened! I was delighted to get shortlisted for the Astronomy Photographer of the year 2013 at the Greenitch Royal Observatory for my image of the Cone Nebula!

I also did my first public talk at Norwich Astronomical Society entitled " Imaging, a learning curve" which went down very well im relieved to say.

Now crawled back under my rock to settle down and get on with what I love the best, astro imaging! 

[email protected] (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SHAUN REYNOLDS) Thu, 31 Oct 2013 23:02:51 GMT
Wizard Nebula Im chuffed ( and a little bit smug if the truth be known!) Entered my Wizard Nebula image to the Oxford astro competition and came up trumps!

Recieved this email today.


Thank you for entering our photo competition with your shot of the Wizard Nebula. We had around 25 really impressive entries, which formed a beautiful display on the day. 
I'm pleased to inform you that your photo was one of three shortlisted in the 'Astro Phenomena' category, congratulations. It was also voted the most popular over both categories by those that attended the event on the day, so you are the 'People's Choice' winner. We have prizes for winning entries, so I would be grateful if you could reply with a postal address to which we can send yours. Also, we would like to post all shortlisted entries on our astroblog, so the public can see the winning entries. Are you happy for us to do this?
Once again, congratulations, and thank you for your entry.
Best wishes,
Dr Joanna Barstow
PDRA Extrasolar Planet Atmosphere Studies
Department of Physics
University of Oxford


[email protected] (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SHAUN REYNOLDS) Thu, 24 Jan 2013 19:24:44 GMT
Kit done! At last, all the kit is finaly in place with both focusers done yesterday! Now all i need is some clear nights!


[email protected] (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SHAUN REYNOLDS) Tue, 25 Dec 2012 21:00:34 GMT
Upgrading begins! At last!! things starting to arrive and im making a start today ( Sunday) with stripping down old kit and getting new 8" RC on a side by side plate with refractor . New CCD should be in by mid week as will new refractor. They say patience is a virtue and im having to learn it!!

[email protected] (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SHAUN REYNOLDS) new kit telescope Sun, 25 Nov 2012 12:58:22 GMT
Inspiration Just back from holliday to Northumbria, inspired by the visit to the Kielder Observatory. Its a unique plase with the daskest skies imaginable! Want to get on with more imaging now, just hoping skies agree!

[email protected] (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SHAUN REYNOLDS) Sun, 11 Nov 2012 15:33:24 GMT
New Kit Kit arrived safely , only got to be slightly economical with the truth about costs to my better half now!

[email protected] (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SHAUN REYNOLDS) Thu, 01 Nov 2012 15:38:32 GMT
new kit New kit arrived! FLT 98 and tomorrow8" RC! Christmas come early!

[email protected] (ASTROPHOTOGRAPHY SHAUN REYNOLDS) Wed, 31 Oct 2012 18:04:22 GMT