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Nebulae & Galaxies
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.
EquipmentRefractor 100/600 Orion telescope.Eq3 mount dual axis.Canon 300d DSLR camera.25frames,20sec each at iso 800
DescriptionEta Carinae (η Carinae or η Car) is a hypergiant luminous blue variable star in the Carina constellation. Its luminosity is about four million times that of the Sun and, with an estimated mass of between 100 and 150 solar masses, it is one of the most massive stars yet discovered. Because of its mass and the stage of life, it is expected to explode in a supernova in the astronomically near future.
DateFebruary 20, 2009
EquipmentImaging scope was Orion ED80 Canon Rebel XT - Hap Griffin Modified 56 x 120s Guided with PHD & EQMOD IDAS LPS IP Vista Camera Control, IP 3.75, PS CS3
DescriptionIC 2177 is a region of hydrogen alpha emission located in the constellation Monoceros (the Unicorn).
PhotographerHunter Wilson/Ted Rafferty
LocationLexington, OH/Baltimore, MD
DateOctober 30, 2008/February 8, 2009
EquipmentRGB Data: Canon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod Celestron 9.25 reduced 0.63 Mach1GTO Mount Hydrogen Alpha Data: Meade DSI Pro 2 Mono Meade SN8 Reflector Baader 1.25" 7nm H alpha filter Meade LXD75 Mount
DescriptionM82 HaRGB - Collaboration of DSLR and CCD imaging. Color from modified 350D and Ha from Meade DSI Pro II bringing out the best in a very active galaxy. The prototypical "starburst galaxy", M82 is very active in star forming, probably due to the energizing influence of a recent close (in galactic terms on both counts - the most recent being 50 to several 100 million years ago) encounter it's neighbor M81. M82 forms stars at the rate of 10 times that of a normal galaxy.
PhotographerAlan C Tough
LocationElgin, Moray, Scotland, UK
Date2008 Dec 28
EquipmentSky-Watcher Evostar-Pro 80ED (f/7.5), Sky-Watcher Evostar-Pro 100ED (f/9), HEQ5 mount, Canon EOS 300D at prime focus, Astronomik CLS filter, StarShoot Autoguider, PHD guiding software.
DescriptionI took advantage of the clear, frosty nights at the end of December 2008 to image the Alnitak region of Orion. The final image reveals a smorgasbord of nebulae: Barnard 33, the Horshead Nebula, is silhouetted against the bright emission nebula IC 434; Next to 2nd-magnitude Alnitak is the emission-type Flame Nebula, NGC 2024, with its dark dust lanes; Close to the Horsehead is NGC 2023, an emission and reflection nebula. The multiple star Sigma Orionis is at the top-right corner of the image.
LocationCoyle Field, NJ
Date01.24.2009, 7:00PM EST - 10:00PM EST
EquipmentSelf Modified 400D, ED80 + WO 0.8X FR/FF Type II 25*300 second ISO 800 Exposures SVP Mount guided with DSI Pro and PHD Guiding Calibrated [30D|30B|30F] and Sigma Clip Stacked in Maxim DL 5 Processed in PSCS3 with Noel Carboni's Actions & GradientXTerminator
DescriptionThe Rosette Nebula is a large, circular H II region located near one end of a giant molecular cloud in the Monoceros region of the Milky Way Galaxy. The open cluster NGC 2244 is closely associated with the nebulosity, the stars of the cluster having been formed from the nebula's matter.
LocationNevada City, CA
DateJanuary 29, 2009. 11 pm PST
EquipmentStellarvue 105 mm f/7. Starlight Express SXV-H9 camera. Losmandy GM8 mount. 12 X 7 minutes Ha, 12 X 7 minutes OIII. Ha and OII combined to produce synthetic green channel.
DescriptionThis nebula, with its wing-like appendages, is popularly called Thor's Helmet. This nebula is about 30 light-years across. The central bubble is the result of a fast wind from a bright, massive star near the bubble's center. Known as a Wolf-Rayet star, the central star is an extremely hot giant thought to be in a brief, pre-supernova stage of evolution. Cataloged as NGC 2359, the nebula is located about 15,000 lightyears from the sun.
LocationCoyle Field , NJ
EquipmentImage captured with a self modified Canon 350XT exposures consisting of 8x600 seconds iso 800 Orion ED80, WO 0.8 FR/FF II, Baader UV/IR cut,LP-1 mounted on Atlas EQ-G and guided with PHD using a DSI and F60M guide scope frames were calibrated in MaximDL and processed in PSCS2
DescriptionThis image shows the Rosette Nebula and open cluster
LocationIran Garmeh Village
EquipmentLosmandy + 180ED Takahashi+st2000xm
DescriptionThis is the end my processing M42 at this time total about 5 hours exposure . software only PS
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