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Stars & Star Clusters
Location35 km north of linz, austria
Equipment5" TMB Apo f/9 SXVF M25C one shot color
Date29 Dic 2007 23.00 l.o.
EquipmentNewton Skywatcher 250mm f5 on EQ6 Pro, Canon 350D un-modified 13X2 minutes Exp, ISO 800
DescriptionNGC 2158 (globular cluster) and M35 (open cluster). The image has been cropped.
Date12 Jan 2008
EquipmentWilliam Optics Megrez 110mm refractor with FR-III focal reducer, Canon 30D 60x3min ISO 800, guided with ATIK AT16-IC and Orion 90mm Mak, SkyWatcher HEQ-5 Pro mount.
DescriptionM45 The Pleiades (The Seven Sisters) star cluster with nebulosity. Processed using ImagesPlus and PS CS2
DateJanuary 19. 21:00
EquipmentSkywatcher 80 ED PRO, EQ3-2, Nikon D40.
DescriptionThe open cluster M39 is 300 million years old and can be found near Deneb.
LocationCanberra (my back yard)
Date12 September 2007 about 11pm
EquipmentRCOS 12.5" Ritchey Chretein mounted on Losmandy HGM200 with STL11000M camera. 60 minute unbinned exposures in red, green and blue were taken and these were combined as synthetic luminance.
Description47 Tucanae (AKA NGC104) is the second brightest globular cluster in the sky after Omega Centauri. It has a much brighter highly condensed centre which is often highly over exposed in many shots.
EquipmentCanon EOS 350D unmodified camera Canon EF 400L lens, Canon Telextender x1.4 - 560mm EFL Vixen GP Equatorial Mount, Powerflex MTS-3SLP dual axis motor drive Unguided exposure 5x4min at ISO 1600, 1x4min Dark Digital processing: MaximDL, Photoshop
DescriptionExcellent Canon lens and extender is great astrophoto match to EOS 350D. Very good image cosidering 20min exposure throught 77mm lens.
DateJune 14, 2007
EquipmentOrion 6" F/5 Newtonian on a Skyview Pro mount. Camera: DSI Pro 2
DescriptionWhile taking images on a road trip away from my backyard observatory I used my travel equipment to obtain this image of M13. I was actually waiting for a cloud bank to move in the southern sky to image some ojects there as a clear hole stayed in place in the area of M13. I got 15 min. of L, and 10 minutes each on RGB to complete the image. Some times you just have to take what the sky will give up.
DateSeptember 3, 2007
EquipmentCelestron 9.25 reduced 0.63 Orion Atlas EQ-G Mount Guided with PHD Guiding and EQMOD Canon 350D Hap Griffin Baader Mod
DescriptionM13 Imaged with the C9.25 at 1480mm focal length. Guiding was difficult, but it worked out well and the scope resolved the cluster nicely. 21x180sec at iso 1600 30 Darks/Flats/Bias
EquipmentSBIG ST2000XM with CFW8a and Astronomik type 2c LRGB filter set through WO ZS105ED telescope on Losmandy GM8 mount. WO ZS105ED working at f7.LRGB image 14X4min Luminance binned 1X1, RG&B 7X3min each binned 2X2.
DescriptionImage shows M11, Wild Duck Cluster with Scutum area Milky Way stars and dark nebulae as background.
LocationHanna City, IL.
EquipmentOrion SkyView Pro 203mm Newtonian Reflector; Camera - Meade DSI; AutoStar Suite and Adobe PhotoShop
DescriptionStar Cluster M22 in Sagittarius