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Nebulae & Galaxies
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
DateApril 11 & 12, 2010
EquipmentCelestron C8 Schmidt-Cassegrain at f/6.3; Orion Atlas EQ-G, off-axis guided; Modified Canon Digital Rebel T1i; Astronomik CLS-CCD EOS Clip; 38 x 480sec @ ISO 800
DescriptionM61 (NGC4303) is a magnitude 10.18 spiral galaxy located about 52 million light-years distant in the constellation Virgo. It was discovered on May 5, 1779 by Barnabus Oriani while searching for a comet. Charles Messier saw M61 this same night, but thougt it was the comet. After a few days of observing the object, he realized that it was not, in fact, the comet, but a nebula (which was later determined to be a galaxy).
LocationCaprock Canyons State Park, Texas
EquipmentExposure: 4 x 40min. Optics: 135mm Olympus Lens @ f/3.5 Mount Astro-Physics AP400QMD Camera: SBIG ST-10XME Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CS4
DescriptionFaint nebulosity of supernova remnant Simeis 147 in Taurus. It is one of the faintest objects in the sky and covers nearly 3 degrees.
DateMay 8, 2010 22:00hrs +
EquipmentScope Meade 102ED Camera Hutech modified Canon 40D Baader IR/UV rejection filter. MI-250 tangent arm mount
DescriptionDumbbell Nebula in the constillation Vulpecula.
LocationUiryeong, South Korea
Date10/15/2009 02:00 KMT
EquipmentTakahashi Epsilon130(f3.3 fl=430mm) with cooled EOS350d, EM200 mount, Vixen70s Guide Telescope
DescriptionTotal exposure time was 4h 30m for ths image. This beautiful nebulae is an everlasting theme to astrophotographer (living in northern hemisphere). I did not use any optical filters (LPS-P2, Ha..etc.) for this image and stacked and processed the image with PixInsight Pro demo version.
LocationLo Barnechea, Chile
DateMay 1, 2010
EquipmentTelevue NP101is SBIG ST8300M Losmandy GM8 mount Astronomik CLS filter (to fight extreme light pollution in my area)
DescriptionThis huge Paw print in Scorpius is an emission nebula where particularly massive stars are born. 20x5 min. mono exposure. Images captured with CCDSoft, average combine with Deepskystacker and postprocessing with Photoshop elements (curves,levels and unsharp mask). Seeing 5/5; transparency 4/5.
DateMay 4, 2010
EquipmentSBIG ST-4000XCM, Celestron 9.25 Reduced 0.63, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
DescriptionNGC 5371 in Canes Venatici. 10x15 Minutes, Imager Temp -20C, 50% Crop. NGC 5371 is a symmetrical face-on Sbc barred spiral galaxy at a distance of 100 million light years in the constellation Canes Venatici. This galaxy with Hickson 68 makes up the Big Lick Galaxy Group. Notice particularly the multitude of faint, distant galaxies in the background - and there are many, many more than this image shows.
Date4/30/10 - 5/6/10
EquipmentImaging CCD: QSI 540wsg. Imaging Scope: 10" LX200R Guide camera: SX Lodestar Guide scop: SVR90T Filters: Astrodon 5nm OIII and Ha, LRGB
DescriptionThe Cat's Eye is a planetary nebula in the constellation Draco. The bright central core is easily observed in any telescope of moderate aperture. The extended outer halo, which spans more than five light years across, is rarely seen even in long exposure images. This image is a result of a composite of more than 13 hours of both short (1 minute) and long (20 minute) subexposures, which was required to capture the full dynamic range of this very complex nebula.
Equipment10" Meade LX90 SCT.
DescriptionM57 Ring Nebula.
LocationCastel Sant'Angelo RI Italy
Equipmentstellarvue 80 apo triplet focal 480 mm eq6 ccd sbig st10xme
DescriptionTotal time 4 hours with sub 15 min site: Castel Sant'Angelo Ri Italy
LocationCzech republic, Norbercany
Date20.8.2009 & 22:27
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ-106ED, Canon EOS 40Dmod, Guide scope Borg 77ED, TVGuider, Losmandy G-11
Description29x600 sec. ISO800 (Sum. 4h 50min.), Image Processing: ImagesPlus, Adobe PS