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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateOctober 14 and 20, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 (F7) Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO HA: 15x20 minutes (unbinned) Luminance: 18x10 minutes (unbinned) Red: 9x10 minutes (binned 2x2) Green: 9x10 minutes (binned 2x2) Blue: 9x10 minutes (binned 2x2)
DescriptionSH2-157 is also known as the Claw Nebula. It is an emission nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia.
LocationCajon del Maipo, at 50 Km from Santiago de Chile
DateOct 30, 2011
EquipmentTelescope: C8 @ F10 on CGEM Cam: QHY8L
DescriptionNGC1365 Taken on 30/10/2011 from Cajon del Maipo at 50 Km from Santiago de Chile. 3h20m (12x300 + 14x600) using QHY8L and Maxim Telescope: C8 @ F10 mount: CGEM guiding PHD + lodestar cal and post proc using PixInsigth
Equipment5" SC scope
LocationChula Vista, Ca
EquipmentMegrezII 80mm with Field Flattner, SkyGlow Filter( 1/4 miles away from a Shopping Center )mounted on a C-8 using a CGEM mount. 35 - 3 minute images stacked in MaximDL, stacked iamge saved as tif file taken into Photo Shop for final color corrections.
DescriptionThe North America Nebula is large, covering an area of more than four times the size of the full moon; but its surface brightness is low, so normally it cannot be seen with the unaided eye. Binoculars and telescopes with large fields of view (approximately 3°) will show it as a foggy patch of light under sufficiently dark skies.
EquipmentTEC140 @f5.6, FLI ML8300 camera and Tak NJP mount with TEMMA2
Description12.5 hours of narrowband exposure of NGC 7822 in Cepheus.
DateOctober 26th through 29th
EquipmentTakahashi TOA 130 telescope with NGP mount and SBIG ST10XME. Approximately 7 hours of data recorded, HA-2 hrs, L-2 hrs, RGB 40 min ea.
DescriptionA large faint nebulous region located in northern part of the constellation Cepheus is known as NGC 7822. This image is of the brighter southern cloud designated Cederblad 214. It is located approximately 6000 light years from earth. The nebula is a star forming region, the oldest stars are approximately 5 million years old.
LocationHowell Twp, MI
EquipmentSTL 4020 Takahashi Epsion 180
Description4 Panel Mosaic, 26 hours total
LocationBethel, CT (Backyard)
Date5 separate nights ranging from early Oct -Nov 18th
EquipmentBarndoor Mount (Curved Bolt/Motorized) Canon 50D Sigma 150mm @ f/4 Astronomic CLS clip-in
DescriptionOrion Nebula and Horsehead Nebula. About 3 1/2 hours integration time. About 300 30s subs, with 25-30 1 minute subs mixed in.
Date7-30-2011, 11:20 PM
EquipmentTelescope TEC 140 APO,Camera Canon 500D,self modified,Exposure 15 X 4 min,ISO 800, Astronomic CCD CLS Filter, Guided with Lodestar on Orion Deluxe OAG, Mount AP 1200,Processing Images Plus 4.25
DescriptionM27, the Dumbbell Nebula, is a magnitude 7.5 Planetary Nebula in Vulpecula and is 1360 light years away.
LocationLockwood Valley, Ca LAAS site
EquipmentTEC-140 @ f/5.4 140mm FLI ML8300 Losmandy G-11
DescriptionOrion Nebula and Running Man Nebula in RGB only R = 8 x 5 min G = 8 x 5 min B = 8 x 5 min Stacked and Calibrated in CCDStack2 Processed in Adobe CS-5 Conditions Clear Bortle 2 sky Seeing 7 out of 10