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Nebulae & Galaxies
EquipmentCelestron 9.25 XLT Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a CG5-equatorial mount. Sony DSC-H1 digital camera.and Baader Hyperion 21mm eyepiece.
DescriptionThis photo shows the heart of Orion Nebula, M42, the Trapezium, with more than four stars from a very heavy polluted location.
Date2/21/06 04:38 UT
EquipmentMeade DSI pro II and a 10-inch LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope.
DescriptionThis image is a composite of many images taken @ f3.3 and 6.3. For the filamentary structure a number of unfiltered 2min exposures taken @f3.3 were heavily pushed with levels and unsharpening filter in Photoshop, then subsequently combined and wavelet processed in Registax to bring out the detail. This enhanced filamentary image was then combined with the single best image. The inner detail was taken with 1min exposures @f6.3, scaled down and combined. Similar techniques were applied to red and H-alpha data.
LocationDerry, NH, USA
EquipmentMeade DSI pro II and an 10"LX200 @ f3.3 & 6.3
DescriptionThis is a combination of a series of images captured with the DSI pro II. The overall image was taken @f3.3 using drizzle technology. Two versions of the same image were used, one to bring out faint detal in the outer arms and other to compensate for overexposure of the nucleus. Other images taken @ f6.3 were then scaled down in Photoshop and combined with the f3.3 data to give sharpness and greater detail to the nucleus and brighter out arm patches.
LocationDamavand Mountain, Iran
EquipmentMeade 8" LX90 at f/6.3 mounted on a Losmandy G11 with Gemini GO-TO. Canon EOS 30D digital SLR.4x5min(Unguide) at ISO 800.
DescriptionFirst light with my new equipment.
DateAugust 13, 200610PM
EquipmentCanon 300D (Modified) Celestron ASGT equatorial mount Orion ED80 APO with 0.8x William Optics reducer/flattener Processed in ImagesPlus and final cleanup with Photoshop CS.
DescriptionThe Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae, with neighboring cluster M21. This is, in my opinion, the most photogenic area of the sky.
LocationMt. Bachelor Star Party
DateJuly 27th 2006
Equipment80 mm Orion on an Orion EQ-G Go-to Mount
DescriptionBeautiful panorama of two familiar Messier objects in Ursa major.
LocationFirooz koh,North of Iran
Date27 jul 2006
EquipmentCelestron – C6 6”,f/8 Telescope + Canon EOS 20D digital SLR camera.
DescriptionThe Swan Nebula, also known as the Omega Nebula.
Equipment12" Meade LX200 OTA at f/10 on Optic-craft mount with Sidereal Technology controller. Canon EOS 350D imager (12 x 2minute exp at ISO 1600), guided with a Starlight Express MX916.
DescriptionBlue Snowball Nebula (NGC7662)
LocationAbita Springs, LA
DateSaturday, July 15, 2006 at 11:00 PM
Equipment8" Meade LX200 GPS in Alt-Az Mode Meade Electric Micro-Focuser and Meade f/6.3 Focal Reducer MallinCam Color HYPER camera, 12 second exposure mode MallinCam Focal Reducer on the camera converting the f/6.3 scope into a system running at an effective focal-ratio of f/4
DescriptionThis is a single frame from the live video stream of a MallinCam Color HYPER camera, showing that live, full color observing is now possible.
LocationWarner Robins, Georgia
Date7-22-05 02:25:33 UTC
EquipmentCelestron 9.25 at f/10, Losmandy G-11 mount ,Meade DSI Color Camera (capturing images in FITS format), Williams Optics ZS80 guide scope using Guide Dog software for tracking.
DescriptionM57, Ring Nebula, is one of the best known planetary nebula in the northern skies. Located about halfway between Beta and Gamma Lyra, the Ring Nebula is an easy object to locate in any telescope.
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