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Nebulae & Galaxies
PhotographerJohn L. Graham
Date6/5/06 3h UT
EquipmentMeade DSI Pro at the prime focus of an LXD75 SN6
DescriptionLRGB (L:75x30sec, RGB: 25x30 seconds each, high gain), source images saved as FITS, aligned in ASIP, LRGB assembled in Photoshop.
DateApril 11, 2006 11:00 P.M.
EquipmentMeade DS2130LNT; StellaCam II with Violet Light filter.
Description30 second streamed video with 42 captured frames stacked and Processed in Registax.
LocationKarwienskie Blota, Poland
EquipmentCanon EOS 20D with 50mm f/1.8 lens. Camera mounted on a homemade equatorial platform.
DescriptionCygnus - Deneb region with North America and Pelican Nebulae visible.
LocationCimini Astronomical Observatory - Italy
EquipmentMarcon 20-inch Ritchey-Chretién at f/5.7 SBIG STL6303E (L 20 min; Ha 30 min; RGB 10 min each)
DescriptionPart of NGC 6914 + VdB 31 & VdB 32 (Wonderful region of the Cygnus with a red emission nebula NGC6914 plus two reflection nebulae VdB31&32)
EquipmentCelestron 9.25 XLT Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope on a CG5-equatorial mount. Sony DSC-H1 digital camera.and Baader Hyperion 21mm eyepiece.
DescriptionThis photo shows the heart of Orion Nebula, M42, the Trapezium, with more than four stars from a very heavy polluted location.
Date2/21/06 04:38 UT
EquipmentMeade DSI pro II and a 10-inch LX200 Schmidt-Cassegrain Telescope.
DescriptionThis image is a composite of many images taken @ f3.3 and 6.3. For the filamentary structure a number of unfiltered 2min exposures taken @f3.3 were heavily pushed with levels and unsharpening filter in Photoshop, then subsequently combined and wavelet processed in Registax to bring out the detail. This enhanced filamentary image was then combined with the single best image. The inner detail was taken with 1min exposures @f6.3, scaled down and combined. Similar techniques were applied to red and H-alpha data.
LocationDerry, NH, USA
EquipmentMeade DSI pro II and an 10"LX200 @ f3.3 & 6.3
DescriptionThis is a combination of a series of images captured with the DSI pro II. The overall image was taken @f3.3 using drizzle technology. Two versions of the same image were used, one to bring out faint detal in the outer arms and other to compensate for overexposure of the nucleus. Other images taken @ f6.3 were then scaled down in Photoshop and combined with the f3.3 data to give sharpness and greater detail to the nucleus and brighter out arm patches.
LocationDamavand Mountain, Iran
EquipmentMeade 8" LX90 at f/6.3 mounted on a Losmandy G11 with Gemini GO-TO. Canon EOS 30D digital SLR.4x5min(Unguide) at ISO 800.
DescriptionFirst light with my new equipment.
DateAugust 13, 200610PM
EquipmentCanon 300D (Modified) Celestron ASGT equatorial mount Orion ED80 APO with 0.8x William Optics reducer/flattener Processed in ImagesPlus and final cleanup with Photoshop CS.
DescriptionThe Trifid and Lagoon Nebulae, with neighboring cluster M21. This is, in my opinion, the most photogenic area of the sky.
LocationMt. Bachelor Star Party
DateJuly 27th 2006
Equipment80 mm Orion on an Orion EQ-G Go-to Mount
DescriptionBeautiful panorama of two familiar Messier objects in Ursa major.