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Nebulae & Galaxies
Date1/27/2012 about 11:30PM
EquipmentCanon 400mm F5.6L lens operating at F5.6; Modified Canon60D camera; AstroPhysics 900GTO mount
DescriptionM42 - careful processing in ImagesPlus, Bibble Lite, and PhotoImpact allowed me to preserve details nearly to the center of the nebula - in this highly cropped and reduced version (50% by area, 33% by resolution). A sum of 6 frames, 3 minutes each, ISO800, and autoguided with an Orion guider. Hap Griffin modified camera using an Astrodon filter.
DateJanuary 16, 2012 early morning
EquipmentQSI 532ws M1 with Nikon 50mm f/1.4D Lens (stopped to f/4) piggybacked on Meade 10" LX200GPS with DSI Pro guiding. Astronomik 13nm Ha filter used. Camera control via MaxIm. Processing via MaxIm and CCDS2. Post processing via PS CS4.
DescriptionWidefield of Orion's Belt. Near center are the Flame and Horsehead Nebulae. Right of center is the Orion Nebula. Arcing across the bottom is Barnard's Loop. 10 x 5 minute subexposures through a Ha filter from my suburban backyard.
EquipmentCamera: Modified canon EOS 350D Lens: canon EF-S 17-85mm @f/5.6 Startracker mount
DescriptionTotal Exposure:45min, iso1600
LocationBergen Co. NJ
EquipmentCelestron NS11XLT in Hyperstar3 configuration at F/2, QHY10 CCD, Baader UHC-S and 35-nm. H-Alpha filters.
DescriptionFlaming Star (aka IC405 and Caldwell 31) is a region surrounding a blue star AE Aurigae. It is a reflection/emission nebula and is quite bright in H-Alpha part of the spectrum. Total exposure time - 5 hours (2- RGB and 3- H-Alpha).
Date29 Jul 2011
EquipmentNextstar 11 GPS with SBIG 8300 M. Guidescope was a Maksutov 90 mm, the guide camera was an Imaging source DBK21AF04
DescriptionM16, thanks to Hubble, is one of the most famous objects in the sky. However this is a challenge for all amateurs, because people have in their mind the Hubble pictures. My picture was taken using R,G,B, Halfa filters.
EquipmentWO "megrez 88", Canon 400, EQ6.
DescriptionI captured this picture 30 miles far of town's light contamination. The total exposure is about 30m in six frames and three short shots for the "Trapecium" area. At 800 ISO with a non modificated reflex camera and "Smart Guider" system. Prime focus, f/5,6, no filter, no darks, no flats,no bias. DSS and Gimp procesed.
DateOctber 29th 2011
EquipmentCamera QHY9M Telescope Takahashi FS60 + Reducer (FL 254mm) Mount Vixen Sphinx Filters: Astrodon LRGB
DescriptionFrom wikipedia: IC 2118 (also known as Witch Head Nebula due to its shape), is an extremely faint reflection nebula believed to be an ancient supernova remnant or gas cloud illuminated by nearby supergiant star Rigel in Orion. It lies in the Eridanus constellation, about 900 light-years from Earth. The nature of the dust particles, reflecting blue light better than red, is a factor in giving the Witch Head its blue color. Radio observations show substantial carbon monoxide emission throughout parts of IC 2118 an indicator of the presence of molecular clouds and star formation in the nebula. In fact candidates for pre-main sequence stars and some classic T-Tauri stars have been found deep within the nebula.
DateDecember 28-29, 2011
EquipmentCamera: Orion Starshoot Pro V2 Color CCD Telescope: Orion EON 80mm Refractor piggybacked Other Equipment: Autoguiding with Orion Starshoot Autoguider through Celestron CPC-800 Exposure: 35 x 5 mins Processing: Light frames calibrated with dark, bias, and flat frames. Acquisition and Digital Development in MaxIM DL, other processing in Photoshop CS3
DescriptionThis photo of the Alnitak region of the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex shows the Flame Nebula and Horsehead Nebula.
Locationstat of kuwait
Equipmentlense 300 mm f 2.8 canone camera 10d mod 2mX18 iso 800 with lxd75 mead mount.
LocationSan Diego County, Anza Borrego Desert
DateDec 25-26, Christmas day 2011
EquipmentEquipment: Takahashi Epsilon-210 @ f3 630mm FOV is 1.6 x 2.5 Deg. SBIG-STL 6303, FLI-PDF focuser Astrodon 50mm G2 LRGB E-Series Filters Astrodon 50mm 5 nm, Ha Filter Astro-Physics 900 GTO
DescriptionNGC 2264 ( Christmas-Tree Cluster ) Cone Nebula, Fox-Fur Nebula. In Monoceros Imaged on Dec 25-26, Christmas day 2011 from San Diego County, Anza Borrego Desert. I thought it fitting that since it was Christmas day, I’d image the Christmas Tree Cluster. I imaged this North left but put it in this orientation as I like that you can see the Fox Face easer.