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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationCaldera Rim Observatory
DateJan. 3, 2009, 1:26-2:24AM
Equipment10" F/4 Schmidt Newtonian (Meade) with Baader Coma Corrector. 5" Guidescope with autoguider. Losmany G-11 Mount. Color Astro 400D (Canon Rebel)cooled DSLR. Photograph taken at Minus 8C and at 8300 ft. elevation. Dark and Flat frames applied. Processed in Nebulosity and Photobrush.
DescriptionRegion of M42, Theta Orionis, and Iota Orionis. Unfiltered exposure totaling 33 minutes (22 x 90 second frames).
LocationEverglades National Park, Florida
DateMarch 20th 2009
EquipmentCanon XT DSLR, Atlas EQ-G, Orion ED-80
DescriptionThis was a aprox 40 minute exposure of orion using 6 minutes sube along with 6 20 seconds subs for the core. What makes this photo so interesting to me is all the dust is this great nebulae.
DateJune 2008 - March 2009
EquipmentMount Atlas EQ-G. Camera Canon Rebel IR Modified for all images except M1 and M94 (Starshoot DSI 1 for these 2). Telescope was Orion ED80 for all widefield images and 11" Orion SCT was used for close ups. Guiding with PHD from Stark-Labs, Images acquired and processed with Nebulosity. Post processing with Photoshop Elelments 4. Exposure times from a few minutes to several hours.
DescriptionImaged all 110 Messier Objects from my driveway. Image attached is Messier 1-50. Messier 51-110 also availible and will be submitted seperately.
LocationFrasso Sabino (Italy)
EquipmentNewton Skywatcher 10 inch,Eq6 pro, Canon 350D autoguide magz on 70/900mm refractor
DescriptionM81 is a very nice and a target for astroimagers. But the flux nebula presents in the field is a very difficoult target to achieve. In particula is difficoult for a dlsr camera. I try to take it using a quite long exposure in not very clear sky. Anyway I did it in 8 hours total exposures and stretching in processing
PhotographerTed Rafferty/Hunter Wilson
LocationLexington, OH/Baltimore MD
Date10-28 and 11-23-2008
EquipmentModified 350D and C9.25 on AP Mach1 (Color) DSI Pro 2 and Meade SN8 on LXD75 (Hydrogen Alpha)
DescriptionCollaboration of DSLR color and CCD Ha data to produce an image that uses the best of both. The two sets of data were registered and aligned in DeepSkyStacker and combined in Photoshop CS3. The combine method used is one described by Russell Croman. Layer masks were used to keep star colors true while allowing the Ha and RGB to combine in a way to optimize the nebula's appearance.
LocationKings Park, NY
EquipmentCanon 70-200L F/4 @ 70mm F/4 Self Modded 40D Astronomiks CLS CCD filter Atlas EQ6 and EQMOD Orion ED80 and SSAG for Autoguiding
DescriptionThis is a widefield image of the constellation Orion showing Barnards loop as well as M42 and The Horsehead Nebula.
PhotographerEfrain Morales Rivera
LocationAguadilla, Puerto Rico
EquipmentLX200ACF 12 in. OTA, CGE Mount, DSI III Pro Ccd, F/R F6.3, Astronomik LRGB filter set, Atik MFW. Guided: ZS ED80II APO, ST402 Ccd, CcdSoft v5. At 6min subs. Lum=2hrs, RGB=36min.
DescriptionIts the star called Mirach it is a red giant about 450 times more luminous then our sun at mag 2 and 200 ly from us in the constellation andromeda. Because of its brightness the galaxy (ngc404) on its side 5 o'clock position it is difficult to see and hidden from the reflection of the star and its 11 mil. ly further at mag 10 from us. To image it took some trial and error until the light reflecting into the mirror optics was to a minimum at this frame-up.
DateFeb 21, 2009
Equipment* Orion 120ED Refractor * Atlas EQ-G mount * Orion Starshoot autoguider * Canon 350D DSLR - self modified
DescriptionThe collision of two galaxies. Image was taken from our dark sky spot near Uwharrie, NC. Feb. 21, 2009. Seeing was excellent. The temp was 15 deg. F. • 21x5 min @ 800 ISO lights, darks * Captured and Processed in Nebulosity (Mac version) * Post Processing in Photoshop CS4
LocationFife Lake Michigan
Dateseveral nights in February
EquipmentSXVF-H9,Trutech 8 position filter wheel,135 mm Sears camera lens all piggybacked on a Meade LX200R 10 inch.
DescriptionThis image has over 6 hours of info of this very busy area. It was captured over several nights in February.
DateOctober 29, 2008 03:30 Local
EquipmentWilliam Optics Megrez II ED 80mm mounted on C-11 using Orion Star Shoot Pro
DescriptionA composite of 2 - 5 minute. In PhotoShop set the Black Point.
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