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Nebulae & Galaxies
DateSeptember 6 and 9, 2008
EquipmentCanon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod APM/TMB 130/780 with APM Field Flattener Astro-Physics Mach1GTO Mount
DescriptionM33, the Whirlpool Galaxy in Triangulum, taken in regular RGB, but then enhanced with the addition of 2 hours or Hydrogen Alpha data and processed using Chris Schur's method for Hydrogen Enhanced Galaxies. 32x180sec at iso 1600 13x600sec Ha with Baader 7nm Ha filter at iso 1600 30 Darks/Flats/Bias
EquipmentSky-Watcher 8" newtonian, Meade 70/700 guidescope and Philips SPC900 nc modified for long exposures.
Description47 frames (no darks, no flats, no bias) stacked with DSS, 22 x 15 seconds + 19 x 20 seconds.
DateSept 8, 2008, 10:00 UT
Equipment14: LX200R, 10min Lum, 3 min RGB total, STL-11000XM, Paramount ME
DescriptionTaken through dawn skies just to see if it had returned. I was more than a little shocked to find out it has. Unfortunately weather has prevented any further attempts to image it. But it appears much as I last saw it in 2005. I didn't expect a reappearance this soon.
LocationFife Lake Mi.
EquipmentMeade 80 mm APO SXVF-H9
DescriptionThis image of the Cave nebula has 180 minutes of Ha info and 40 minutes per color channel. A full size image may be seen here http://astronomy.qteaser.com/images/SH2-155HaLRGB.jpg
Date5april2008, 23.00 l.h.
EquipmentNewton SkyWatcher 10inch f5. Coma corrector.Canon 350d. Autoguide magz on eq6 pro,using refractor 70 900 as guide scope
DescriptionThe region around NGC 4005 (about 30’X 25’) is quite interesting. Are present many galaxies and on the sud west side, the ARP138. All galaxies in the field are not more than 3’. For example, NC3987 is 2,2’X0,4’ and magn is about 13. It is a an interesting result at 1200 mm focal length. Image is 102 minutes total exp and each subexp 3 minutes at 800 ISO, with Canon 350D and Newton SkyWatcher 10inch f4,8. I used Baader coma corrector and IRIS software under quite polluted sky near Rome.
Equipment6'' Maksutov Intes MK69 @900mm St10xme CFW10 for Luminance 4" Apo Televue NP101@540mm SXVH9 CFW10 for RGB Simultaneous on Gemini G42 Mount Filter:Astronomik
DescriptionExposure:LRGB 230/73/73/73min 300secsub Comments:Maxim, Astroart, PSP CS2, Fits Liberato
LocationSan Diego, CA
Date8-6-08 to 8-10-08
EquipmentMeade DSI Pro III and Celestron C80ED Refractor, mounted on 8" LX90.
DescriptionLDN673 is a dark nebula in Aquila. With very little reflected light in the nebula, what we see are mostly areas where distant Milky Way stars are missing from the starfield. This LRGB photo required 9 hours 25 minutes of exposure time.
DateAugust 3, 2008 1 AM
EquipmentASA N 10 astrograph with Finger Lakes proline 9000 and Finger Lakes 50 mm square HA filter ontop of A/P 900 gto
DescriptionThis is an HA shot of Sharpless 2-118, a really nice large nebula with several dark globules in it. This is a sum of 3 frames totalling 75 minutes exposure time at a dark sky site in northern Illinois
DateAugust 1, 2008 12:45am
EquipmentCanon 40D, Tokina 10-17mm fisheye lens.
DescriptionThe Milky Way Galaxy is a beauty to behold from a dark country road far from the city lights. This image was taken around a half hour out of Saskatoon, SK. Used a Canon 40D with the Tokina 10-17 mm fisheye lens, 60 second exposure, ISO 3200.
EquipmentOrion XT-10 mounted on an Atlas EQ-G, ST-80 and Starshoot Autoguider, Canon Rebel 400D (unmodified).
DescriptionMy first attempt at the heart of the Lagoon Nebula- 1 hour 30 minutes of total exposure time, mixed ISO's, stacked in DeepSkyStacker, and processed in Photoshop CS3.