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Nebulae & Galaxies
LocationSan Diego, CA
DateOctober 19, 2006
Equipment8-inch Meade LX90 telescope at f/5, Meade DSI Pro II CCD camera, Schuler Hydrogen-alpha filter and Meade RGB filters.
DescriptionM76 is a planetary nebula known as the Little Dumbbell, for its slight resemblance to the Dumbbell Nebula M27. Around 5,000 light years away in the constellation Perseus, the nebula is roughly 2 light years across and is composed of gases ejected from the dying red giant at its center. Total exposure 6 hours.
LocationNew Mexico Skies, New Mexico
EquipmentFSQ 106 astrographic refractor with an SBIG SBIG STL11000M CCD camera, 4 frame mosaic.
DescriptionIC 1805 and IC 1848 region
LocationWarner Robins, Georgia
Date11/05/06 1 AM EST
EquipmentCanon Rebel XT digital SLR camera and a William Optics ZenithStar 80 mm refractor, mounted on a Losmandy G11 German-equatorial mount.
DescriptionA real gem in our northern winter skies. One of my favorites. Cheers from K9 Observatory!
EquipmentTelescope: TAK Epsilon 180ED astrograph, Starlight X-press SXV-M25C CCD camera on a Celestron CGE German-equatorial mount
DescriptionThis is a beautiful area of the sky in the Constellation of Orion....Sometimes called the Sword of Orion. It includes M42, M43, and NGC 1977. This picture was a combination of three different nights, in both color and Hydrogen Alpha.
EquipmentTMB 80 millimeter refractor, SBIG STL4020 CCD camera, Vixen Sphynx mount
DescriptionFor higher resolution, see my website: http://www.astronomie.be/dodi/ilog.html
EquipmentTelescope: C11" NexStar GPS with f 6,3 Celestron foc/red. Camera: SBIG ST-2000XM.Guiding: SBIG AO-7. Filters: SBIG standard RGB and L= Baader IR/UVcut.
DescriptionBubble nebula exposure time was 180 minutes Lumenence and RGB channels were 60 minutes each.
PhotographerPeter W. O'Brien
EquipmentMeade DSI pro II CCD camera on a 10-inch LX200 operating at f/10.
DescriptionEven with a near full moon, a very still sky allwed for the necessary power and intergration time to produce this photo.
DateSeptember 21-30, 2006
EquipmentVixen Visac f/9 catadioptic telescope on Celestron CGE German equatorial mount, SBIG ST10 XME CCD camera with CFW-8A filter wheel.
DescriptionThe image was sampled during 5 nights from Rome under strong light pollution conditions.
LocationDeer Run Georgia
Date10/15/06 4 am EDT
EquipmentCanon Rebel XT digital SLR camera, Orion ST120 refractor, Meade LXD55 mount.
Description120-sixty second images combined in ImagePlus, Adjusted in PhotoShop. The Orion Nebula is a gem of our skies, located in the middle of Orion's Sword. Cheers from K9 Observatory!
PhotographerJohn L. Graham
Date3/30/2006 2h UT
EquipmentMeade DSI Pro at the prime focus of an LXD75 SN6
DescriptionNGC 3115, the Spindle Galaxy in Sextans. LRGB (L:75x30sec, RGB: 25x30sec each, high gain) taken with a Meade DSI Pro at the prime focus of an LXD75 SN6, source images saved as FITS, aligned in ASIP, combined in drizzle, LRGB assembled in Photoshop.