We are always delighted to receive images captured by Mike Salway. Typically, his images are amongst the best out of the hundreds that are submitted each week.
In a recent e-mail, Mike wrote:
Here's two images from an excellent session on the 9th May UT, when the seeing was excellent across most of Australia.
However I had very poor transparency at my location, with a very thick fog cutting my histogram to shreds - I had to image at 15fps and even then the histogram was less than 50% full.
The images are just over an hour apart. The second image was taken in slightly better seeing, but transparency was even less at that time so the image is noisier as I had less frames to work with.
Taken with my 12″ newt and DMK 21AU04. North is up.
Below are the images he submitted (click for originals):
As ever, spectacular! Keep up the good work, Mike!