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Nebulae & Galaxies
Equipment10" f/4.5 Newtonian, DSI Pro II Camera & Paramount 1100-S EQ Mount.
DescriptionThis is M64 also known as the "Black Eye Galaxy". It's NGC number is 4826. It's magnitude is 8.5 Located in the constellation of Coma Berenices
DateSeptember 20, 2006, 04:26 UT
EquipmentOrion 90MM APO mounted on Lx200 14" GPS. Camera Cannon 20da.
DescriptionFirst astrophoto ever taken. Combination of 15 - 30 second exposures. Captured using Images Plus software to control camera and intitial combining of exposures. Processed using Photoshop CS2 to bring out details.
LocationSanta Barbara CA
DateMarch 15, 2007, 10PM PST
EquipmentCelestron 102mm f/5 refractor, Canon 10D dslr.
DescriptionA stack of 16 exposures, 2 minutes each at ISO 800. Processed in Nebulosity and Photoshop CS.
LocationFountain Hills, AZ
EquipmentAstro-Physics 130 EDFS at f/4.5 and 155 EDFS at f5.8 ST 10 XME/CFW 8a Custome Scientific 4.5 nm Ha/SII/OIII Paramount ME
DescriptionThe Cone Nebula, at a distance of 2,700 light year, is located in the constellation of Monceros. The image was constructed from images taken though SII, H-alpha, and OIII filters. Total exposure time was 10 hours.
LocationFife Lake Mi
DateMarch 27 2007
EquipmentMeade DSI PRO II Astronomic 13 Nm Ha filter Meade LX200R 10 inch.
DescriptionHere is a close up of the Trapezium area in M42. It is resolved to pick out 6 of the Trap stars.
LocationStargazer private observatory near Linz, Austria
Equipmentscope: 9" Tmb Apo f/9 @f/7 (TeleVue 0,8 reducer) CCD: Starlight Xpress SXV M25C guided with 5" Tmb f/9 (SX guide head)
Descriptionexp. time: 2,3 hours (4,6,8,10,12,20 min frames) image acqu. guiding, colorconversion, alignment (average) AstroArt4 post processing (multilayer) PS CS2 and Pix Insight LE
LocationFife Lake , Michigan
EquipmentImaging Telescope Meade ETX 125 at F/7 Imaging camera Meade DSI PRO II All piggybacked on the Meade LX200R 10 inch Autoguided with the DSI PRO
DescriptionHere is an image of a nice galaxy group in Draco. The 3 mail galaxys are NGC 5981 NGC 5982 and NGC 5985 There are also several other smaller galaxys visible in this image. This was 120 minutes of luminance exposure and 40 minutes per color channel.
LocationLinn Co., Kansas, USA
EquipmentThis is a 20 minute exposure with a 50mm lens @ f/5.6 on a Mamiya back loaded with Kodak E200 pushed to ISA 1600.
DescriptionHere is the heavenly Question Mark as it would appear to the eye of the camera on a summer's evening from the southern hemisphere looking north. This asterism is comprised of Barnard's Loop and the circular cloud of hydrogen surrounding Meissa (Lambda Orionis).
LocationFife Lake Michigan
EquipmentMeade DSI PRO II Astronomic 13 nm Ha Filter 150 mm camera lens
DescriptionThis is a 2 panel mosaic of this nebula Each panel consists of 75 minutes of Ha data captured with 15 minute sub frames
EquipmentC11 used for Guiding, Photo taken thru an 80ED with SAC 10 using a .5 focal reducer mounted on a G11 mount at my observatory (Center Street Observatory). 11 of 16 5 minute exposures were processed in MaximDL and Photoshop CS2
DescriptionM45 showing the nebulocity around the Stars. This was the first photo taken thru my new Celestron 80ED,piggybacked on my C11. More photos can be viewed on my web site at http://graphixent.com/cso.