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Nebulae & Galaxies
EquipmentMeade LXD75 8-inch f/4 Schmidt-Newtonian using a DSI Pro 2 imager.
DescriptionHaRGB mosaic of M8 taken on seven nights. The H-alpha images used 360s exposures, the red 50s, the green 60s, and the blue 100s. Exposures were captured using Nebulosity 2 and auto-guiding using PHD. The images were processed using AIP4WIN, DeepSkyStacker, Nebulosity 2, PhotoShop 7, and PhotoShop Elements 2.
PhotographerDr. Anthony Recascino
LocationOrmond Beach Florida
DateJune 26, 2009
EquipmentMeade 12 inch SCT w/Starshoot Pro. 5 minute exposure.
DescriptionRing Nebula aka M57 in the constellation of Lyra.
LocationRiano (Roma) Italy
EquipmentNewton Skywatcher 10 inch f 4.8, Filter Halpha 13 nm Astronomik clip Canon 350D Modified
Description10 X 6 min. 400 ISO RGB : 19 X 15 min. H Alpha in two nights,suburban sky (20 km from Rome). Processing with IRIS for gradient removal and balancing Ha RGB
LocationValenii de munte, Romania
EquipmentMeade 80mm apo refractor and Canon 400D modified for astrophoto, 13x2min and 3x3min stacked images at ISO 400 image processing using IRIS and Photoshop
DescriptionA beautiful pair of nebulae toward the center of our Galaxy
PhotographerIng. Eduardo Alamilla Esquivel
LocationSaltillo, Coahuila, Mexico.
DateJune 04, 2009.
EquipmentTelescope: William Optics 80 mm f/6 Super APO. Camera: Meade DSI Pro II. Filter: Baader H-Alpha 7 nm. Mount: Meade LX200GPS.
Description50 subframes of 30 seconds each one. Processing: Meade ASIP.
LocationBasking Ridge NJ
Date5/15/09 & 5/21/09
EquipmentTakahashi FS102 @ F6 w/ Orion StarShootPro DSCI guided with a Takahashi FC-60, Meade DSI Pro riding on Losmandy G11.
DescriptionM101 aka the Pinwheel Galaxy discovered by Pierre Mechain in 1781 and communicated to Charles Messier who verified its location and entered it into his catalog. Approximately 27million LY from us and spans ~170million LY across.
LocationFort Davis, TX
DateMay 25, 2009
EquipmentPiggybacked on top of 12" LX200GPS using a Canon Rebel Xsi.
DescriptionThe galactic core of our home in the Universe, the Milky Way.
EquipmentSBIG ST-4000XCM, Celestron 9.25 Reduced 0.63, Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO Mount
DescriptionNGC 7008 (Fetus Nebula in Cygnus), 17x600sec, Imager Temp -20C, 100% Crop. NGC 7008 (PK 93+5.2) is an unusual, colorful, and very beautiful planetary nebula residing about 2800 light years distant in the constellation of Cygnus. It spans 1.3x1 light year
DateMay 17, 2009
EquipmentSBIG ST-4000XCM, Celestron 9.25 reduced 0.63, Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
DescriptionDraco Trio of galaxies. SBIG ST-4000XCM, 24x600sec,imager Temp -20C, 40% Crop. A beautiful, if faint, trio in the constellation Draco is comprised of from left to right, face on spiral NGC 5985, elliptical galaxy NGC 5982, and edge-on spiral NGC 5981. Distance from earth is about 100 million light years.
LocationEl Salto, Gto. Mexico
DateMarch 30, 2009
EquipmentEpsilon 180ED Takahashi. QSI540 with filters LRGB Astrodon. EQ Takahashi EM400.
DescriptionI chose east photographic frame, looking for to make protagonists of the photography, to stars shining of the constellation of Aurigae, without reducing importance to the nebula.