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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationFountain Hills, AZ
EquipmentAP 155 EDFS f/7 ST10 XME/CFW8a Custom Scientific 4.5nm Ha/SII/OIII Paramount ME
DescriptionIC 410 is an emission nebula 12,000 light years away located in the constellation of Auguria. The most notable feature of this nebula are two gas clouds often referred to as "the Tadpoles". The image was constructed from exposures made through SII/Ha/OIII filters. Total exposure time was 10 hours.
EquipmentOttica : W.O. Megrez 80mm F 6,9 doppietto alla fluorite Montatura: Losmandy G-11 contr. da FS 2 CCD: Sbig ST 2000 XM+CFW8
DescriptionExposure :L. 8 x 1200s + 3 x 300s bin.1 -R 3 x 600 G 2 x 600 B 3 x 600 Bin.2 - 20 hi resolution on web site http://giuseppepetralia.interfree.it/index.html
LocationSan Diego, CA
Date12/22/06 - 1/8/07
EquipmentMeade DSI Pro II through Celestron C80ED 80mm Refractor mounted on Meade LX90 8" SCT. 10 hours total exposure, LLRGB processing.
DescriptionM78 is a diffuse nebula of dark gas and dust lit by the reflected light of several B-type stars. 1600 light years from earth, this region of active new star formation has received recent scrutiny for its numerous Herbig-Haro outflow objects, jets of matter ejected from newborn stars.
EquipmentSky Watcher 8" f/6 newt.Canon 350d,EQ-6 Sky Scan mount,autoguided with Guidedog,tou cam and 60 mm refractor
DescriptionM 42/43 complex,and satelite trails on the lower part of the image.
LocationFife lake Michigan
DateDecember and January
EquipmentMeade DSI PRO II and 150 mm camera lens Astronomic 13 Nm Ha filter Piggybacked on a Meade LX200R
DescriptionThis is an image of The Heart and Soul Nebula area It is a 4 panel mosaic sonsisting of 195 minutes 104 minutes 104 minutes 104 minutes Taken over several nights in December and January of 2006 and 2007
PhotographerVictor Luis Soriano Devis
LocationAras de los Olmos, Valencia
EquipmentTelevue NP 101 Fuji G 800 Hipered MEADE LX 200 12" Auto guiado XT 201 Meade
DescriptionSeizure from the CAAT (Astronomical Center of the Hig Turia ) in Valencia, Spain. ) 90 minutes of exhibition. Mounted Televue NP 101 in parallel on MEADE LX 200 12 ". Homing guidance XT 201 of MEADE. Exceptional climatologic conditions.
DateJan 8, 2007 8:45pm
EquipmentTelescope = Celestron 9.25SCT Mount = ASGT Camera = Nikon D50 DSLR
DescriptionThis photo shows M42 and M43 in the sword belt of the constellation Orion. It is a composit of exposures ranging from 15s to 2 minutes. * adjusted for viewing on LCD monitor
LocationSanta Barbara, CA
EquipmentCanon 10D camera, Canon 55-200mm zoom lens, focal length 55mm, f/6.7, ISO 400, a series of 6 exposures, each 10 minutes. Stacked and processed in Photoshop CS.
LocationFife Lake Michigan
DateMonth of december 2006
EquipmentImaging Telescope Meade 80 mm APO Guide scope Meade LX200R 10 inch Imaging Camera Meade DSI PRO II Guide camera Meade DSI PRO
DescriptionThis is a HaLRGB image of NGC 2175 Captured with the Meade 80 mm APO piggybacked on the Meade 10 inch LX200R. It is 192 minutes of Ha data 60 minutes of Luminance and 40 minutes per color channel.This image was captured several nights in December using 8 minute sub frames.
LocationBradford Robotic Telescope,Observatorio del Teide site,Instituto De Astrofisica De Canarias,Tenerife,Canary Islands,Spain
Date11 May,2006 (23:57:43 UTC)
EquipmentTelescope:Celestron 0.67x focal reducer, Celestron C14 optical tube. 3910mm focal length, 365mm aperture. Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope operating at f/11 with a 0.67 focal reducer to f/7.4. Field of view:24 arc minutes square Camera:FLI MaxCam ME2 fitted with a E2V CCD47-10. 1k x 1k pixels, each 13um square. Class 1 Exposure Time:170000 ms processed in fits viewer applet & microsoft photo editor.
DescriptionWhirlpool galaxy showing arms.