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Nebulae & Galaxies
DateDuring the Spring of 2006 and Spring of 2007 (several months to complete)
EquipmentStinger 450 Classical Cassegrain, FLI CM10, Edumund Scientific Polarizing Filters, Custom Scientific Emission Line Filters, Optec LRGB filters, Lumicon Giant Easy Guider ST7E Guider, Astro-Physics AP1200GTO mount, Maxim DL 3.21, FocusMax, Robofocus.
DescriptionCrab Nebula in 5 different optical representations: clockwise left to right: LRGB, Emission line ( [SII], Ha, [OIII] ), Stokes Parameter Polarigram, Simple Polarigram; Center: emission line + stokes parameter polarigram
LocationPalomar Mountain, CA
Date7/13/07 at apx.11 pm
EquipmentTec 140 at f/7 Starlight Xpress SXV-H9 AP 900 GTO Tru-Balance 6nu Ha, SII, OIII.
DescriptionI like this image, It's my first with this scope. Seeing was very good that night and it shows a lot of detail for only 2 15min exposures with each filter. Hope you like it to. Robert.
LocationSanta Barbara CA
EquipmentCelestron C102 refractor (500mm f/5), CG5 eq mount, Canon XTi.
DescriptionM31 spiral in Andromeda. Unguided 1-minute and 2-minute exposures at ISO 1600. Total exposure time 169 minutes. Dark and flat frame processed in Nebulosity. Final processing in Photoshop CS.
DateJuly 7, 2007
EquipmentCanon 30D modified with an Astronomik CLS filter Orion ED80 with WO 0.8 reducer/flattener 42x300sec at iso 1600 30 Darks/Flats/Bias Atlas EQ-G guided with PHD Guiding/EQMOD using Meade DSI Pro
DescriptionThis was one TOUGH subject. Very large and diffuse, in truth a purely photographic nebula, and for modified cameras ideally. My unmodded Canon 30D had fits with this thing, even with a whopping 3.5 hours of integration time. I have to get a modified camera soon. More than 6 times the diameter of the full moon, IC 1396 is one of the largest emission nebula in the sky. The bright central star cluster (also designated IC1396) actually interferece with the view of nebulosity. The whole area is criss-crossed with dark nebulae - some of Barnard's are marked in the illustration below. There is also prominent nebula Van den Bergh 142 (the Elephant Trunk) just West of the central star cluster.
LocationPorto Alegre, Brazil
EquipmentNexstar 5i at f/5 with focal reducer and Stellacam II.
DescriptionThis beautiful nebula(named M57) is actually an expanding shell of gas thrown off explosively by a dying star, which is barely visible at the center of the ring. Stack of 17 exposures.Camera settings: 256 frame integrations, gain 50% and gamma set on low.
LocationSanta Barbara CA
EquipmentCelestron C102 achro refractor, fl 500mm, f/5. Canon XTi, Orion broadband LPR filter. A stack of 64 exposures of 1 minute each at ISO 1600.
DescriptionNGC7000, The North America nebula in Cygnus. A stack of 64 exposures of 1 minute each at ISO 1600.
LocationTMSP WA USA
Date11 July 2007
EquipmentMEADE LX200 8" SCT Classic at F3.3 reducer. Camera Orion DeepSky StarShoot. 16x1min unguided exposures. Processed with FizFix.
LocationFort Sheridan, Illinois
DateJune 30 2006 11:30 PM
EquipmentPentax 125 SDP with dedicated reducer, Finger Lakes Proline 16803 CCD cam Finger Lakes CFW 4-5 50 mm square filter wheel, Finger Lakes 7 nm HA filter 50 mm square sizedThe FLI proline was operating at a 50 degree delta temp all night...with no problem
DescriptionThis was my first light shot with a new pentax 125 SDP I had the good fortune of finding the dedicated reducer for this scope..which provides a blazing fast F 4.9 with an 88mm image circle. whats even more astounding, this image was taken in a park, 12 miles north of the Chicago downtown loop, with a full moon out, some high, thin Cirrus clouds passing through. bruce karbal
LocationFife Lake Mi
DateJune 5 2007
EquipmentMeade DSI PRO II 150 mm Camera lens piggybacked on a Meade LX200R 10 inch
DescriptionThis is a very nice area in Cygnus not imaged very much. It contains dust lanes,Reflection nebula and emission nebula. This has 120 minutes of Ha data and 60 minutes per color channel.
PhotographerJohn L. Graham
Date6/10/07 6h UT
EquipmentMeade DSI Pro on an Orion StarBlast (imaging version), Meade DSI on a second Orion StarBlast (original version)
DescriptionThis image of M20 was taken with a DSI Pro (L:59x30sec) at the prime focus of an Orion StarBlast (imaging version) and a DSI (RGB:19x60sec) at the prime focus of second StarBlast (original version) mounted side-by-side on a Meade LXD75. The source images were saved as FITS3P combined offline in drizzle. Drizzle was also used to convert the FITS3P from the DSI to a BMP. The LRGB was then assembled in Photoshop.
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