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Nebulae & Galaxies
Equipment11" Celestron Telescope Additional Equipment HyperStar 3 Baader UHC-S Filter Camera Canon/Hutech 350 D Software DeepSkyStacker, Gimp2.6, Adobe Photo Shop Elements 7, and Paint Shop Pro 10
DescriptionThe images were made over a peroid of 3 hours each on June 3rd & June 4th using approx. 500 short 10 second exposures on both nights. The seeing was not as good on the 4th so the images of Ceres are slightly larger.
DateAugust 7, 2010
EquipmentAPM/TMB 130mm f/8 APO, QSI 583WSG, Mach1GTO
DescriptionNGC 6888 is a large Ha region in mid-Cygnus that is excited to illumination and expansion by a Wolf-Rayet star (WR 136 HD 192163). Ha (2 hours), L (2 hours), RGB (30 mins each).
LocationLa Plata - Bs As- Argentina
Dateapril 6 2010
EquipmentMeade SN6 ,Sky Watcher EQ5 autoguided mount, Nikon D70
Description55frames x 130 seg at ISO1600.
LocationLa Plata -Bs As - Argentina
DateMar 6 2010
EquipmentMeade SN6 Sky Watcher EQ5 autoguided mount, Nikon D70
DescriptionExposed :23 x 120 seg @ ISO1600
PhotographerJames Maxwell & Nick Webb
LocationNear Jemez Springs, NM, USA
DateMay 9-10, 2010
Equipment10" Meade Schmidt Newtonian, G-11 Losmandy Mount, Cooled Canon DSLR camera, 5" Refractor Guidescope. Processed in Nebulosity and PhotoBrush. 1 hour and 2 minutes total exposure time (267 x 14s exposures).
DescriptionA wide field view of the Sombrero Galaxy--seemingly by itself in a void. In reality there are many background galaxies in the view, such as PGC962963 (mag. 16.6) and PGC966406 (mag. 18.5). Some mottling of the dark lane is visible. Higher resolution version available.
LocationFrasso Sabino RI Italy
EquipmentStellarvue 80 mm at focal 480 mm CCd Sbig ST10XME Equatorial mount EQ6
Description11 x 15 RGB 7-5-10 with sub 5 min in bin 2
EquipmentMount: G42 Observatory+ and Pulsar Telescope: Takahashi FSQ106ED Camera: Atik314L+ Filter: Baader LRGB 1,25'' Exposure: L 12x600s, RGB á 14x300s (total 5h30min) Software: THELI, CCDStack, Photoshop CS3
DescriptionA nice Galaxietriplet in Coma Berenices. The maingalaxie in the image is NGC4725, discovered by William Herschel in 1785. This Galaxy is interacting with the companion northeast NGC4712. The Tidalstreams indicates this process and is clearly visible in the image, but better in the inverse version (see: http://www.skypixels.at/ngc4725_info.html). West of NGC 4725 you can see NGC 4747 with a distance of 190 mio LJ.
EquipmentTakahashi 105FSQ, SBIG STL11000 camera, Astrophysics 1200 mount
DescriptionShows M8 and M20, plus addition nebulosity
EquipmentMeade LX90 10" SCT with Nikon DX40 digital SLR.
DescriptionThis object crossed the field of view while imaging the giant elliptical galaxy M87
LocationSedro Woolley, Wa.
EquipmentMeade 102ED at F9 with Hutech 40D Older MI-250 (Tangen Arm Mount) Orion 100 guide scope and Star shoot Auto Guider & PHD guiding.
DescriptionOrion and Running Man Nebulas