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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationEast Haven, CT
DateAugust 12, 2007
EquipmentOrion ED80 Unmodified Canon RebelXT 350D
DescriptionPrime Focus 92-30 second images at ISO 1600 Stacked with DeepSkyStacker Processed with Photoshop CS
DateAugust 19-20, 2007
EquipmentMain imaging scope was the William Optics 66SD connected to a modified Canon Digtal Rebel (aka 3ooD) and Baader MPCC / IDAS LPS. Guide scope was the Orion ED80 and DeepSpace StarShooter all riding side by side on the Atlas EQ-G GoTo controlled by EQMOD w/ pulse guiding via PHD
Description33 subframes at 4 min each stacked in IRIS and final processing using PS CS2 and GradiantXterminator
Date9/2/07 and 9/3/07
EquipmentDSI Pro II on 10"LX200R at f/3.3. Guided with DSI II on Orion ED80. Schuler narrowband filters.
DescriptionThis closeup of NGC 281, an emmission nebula in Cassiopeia also known as the PacMan nebula, was taken over 2 moonlit nights using narrowband filters. The Bok globules are immense molecular clouds which absorb light from the main nebula and can be star forming. The total exposure time was 7 hours, 3 hours of Ha and 4 hours of OIII with 5.5 minute subexposures.
LocationSanta Barbara CA
EquipmentCelestron C102 refractor (500mm f/5), CG5 mount, Canon XTI (unmodified), TC80N3 sequence timer, broadband light pollution filter.
Description115 exposures taken over 3 nights. Each exposure 2 minutes at ISO 1600. Dark frame subtracted and adaptive-stacked in Nebulosity from Stark Labs. Final processing in Photoshop CS. A larger version of this image, and the unprocessed raw stack of 115 frames, is available at http://www.cheapskate-astro.net
DateJuly 6, 2007 23:30
EquipmentTelescope: Clyde Tombaugh 27" telescope at Farpoint Observatory Eskridge, KS. Camera: SBIG 1001-E using a B-G-R filter wheel assembly with a resolution of 1024x1024 (camera is mounted in the heart of the telescope)
DescriptionThis is only my second attempt at deep space imagery utilizing the Clyde Tombaugh telescope at Farpoint Observatory. The detail is incredible as you can clearly make out the Pillars Of Creation.
LocationHot Springs, Arkansas
EquipmentMeade 10" lxd55 SN and Meade DSI color camera, unguided, about 10 mins. total exposure.
DescriptionShows tons of detail in the spiral arms.
Location35 km north of Linz
Equipment9" TMB Apo SXV M25C one shot color cam single arm fork mount
DescriptionDate: 13.+14.8.2007 - seeing 7-8/10; transp. 9/10 Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/6.8 using Astrophysics reducer CCD: SXV M25C - 7.8 hours Software: AstroArt4, Maxim DL, CCD sharp, Registax Processing: postprocess. in PS CS2 and Pix InSight LE
DateAugust 14, 2007
EquipmentCanon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod Astronomik CLS Filter Orion ED80 with WO 0.8 reducer/flattener Orion ST80 guidescope with Meade DSI Pro Orion Atlas mount PHD Guiding and EQMOD software
DescriptionThe first image taken with my new modded 350D. Seeing was VERY poor with 95% humidity and water dripping off the telescopes. A fogbank rolled in at about 3:30 am - imaging continued till about 4:15. I chose this object as a first test for the new camera because of it's low surface brightness and high proportion of H-Alpha for the modded camera.
Date11 aout 2007
EquipmentCanon EOS350D / lunette 80ED / mount GP autoguidage Ite-Lente
Description36 photos of 300s, 800iso. Iris and Fitsworks.
Date5 juillet 2007
EquipmentCanon EOS 350D / lunette 80ED / mount GP autoguid. Ite-Lente
Description35 photos of 120s , 800iso. Iris and Fitsworks