M42, photo by Pat Cosgrove

Gear: 132mm William Optics FLT APO refractor. ZWO ASI294MC-Pro. Optronics CEM60 mount. 20 subs x 180 seconds along with 20 subs at 2 seconds. Both sets processed independently with Deepsky Stacker and post-processed with PS. Used a masked blend to fill-in the burned out core and bring in the Trapezium. Not perfect by any means but a fun first attempt….

Dan Kuchta - IC 342 Hidden Galaxy

James Canning - M33

M51, Gary Opitz

I imaged with my 5.5 inch refractor at prime focus f/7 with my ZWO 1600 mono camera. The luminosity component consists of 194 sub-exposures of 90 seconds each from three separate nights. The color component consists of 40 green, 49 red, and 64 blue filter sub-exposures of 120 seconds each shot over four nights.

Star Trails Over Big Dome - Bill Rodgers


The April, 2020 meeting will be at RIT, Carlson 1125, Friday April 3.
In light of the ongoing COVID-19 protocol, the following events are rescheduled or cancelled:
The April 3 general meeting, the March 20 Winter Lecture, the Messier Marathons for both March 21 and 28, the March 22 Open House, and Strasenburgh Saturday night observing.
Any changes will be posted here.

Note: the Board of Director Meetings will be moved to the WEDNESDAY following the General meeting! This is a permanent change from Mondays.

Please click on the Calendar of events for a complete list of our upcoming events.

Check out monthly sky reporter Dee Sharples wonderful article about her experience being a member in the Owl Light News :
Owl Light News ASRAS Article
Our mission statement : “Our mission is to share our passion for, and joy in, astronomy by providing fellowship, education and extraordinary observational experiences to members of our organization and the community."