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Stars & Star Clusters
LocationThe Everglades, FL
EquipmentWilliam Optics SD-66 refractor, piggybacked on a 10" Meade LX-200GPS in Alt-Az. Wide field achieved with the help of an Atik .5 focal reducer/corrector. A stack of 40x40 second exposures, processed with Adobe Photoshop.
DescriptionThe wonderful Pleiades cluster in all its glory... Most definitely one of the nicest Jewels of the Sky.
LocationLinn Co., Kansas, USA
DateFeb. 21, 2007, 11:30 UT
EquipmentThis is a crop of a much larger 4 minute exposure made with a 50mm Nikkor lens @ f/5.6 on Kodak E200 processed normally.
DescriptionHere is Novae Scorpii 1 and 2, with a highlight to identify them.
PhotographerAmir Hossein Abolfath
LocationFiroozkooh, Tehran, Iran
EquipmentWilliam Optics 110 triplet Apo, Canon EOS 30D, Mounted on Sky-Watcher EQ6
DescriptionI used some fishing bends to create crosses. These nights you can observe M45 at Zenith. If you use a camera and a telescope to take a pic of that you will see that there is a blue nebulae is behind that. And if use a binocular or small telescope you will wonder how much star is there!
LocationSão Luis do Purunã - PR - Brazil
EquipmentNikon D200 + Nikkor 80~200 + Manfrotto
PhotographerJohn L. Graham
Date1/11/07 4h UT
EquipmentOrion StarBlast (original), Meade LXD75, Meade DSI
DescriptionThis is image of M46 and NGC2438 was taken with a Meade DSI at the prime focus of an Orion StarBlast on and LXD75. The luminance data (50x15sec) was taken using the color sharp model while the color data (25x15sec) was taken using the color soft model. All of the source images were saved as FITS3P, aligned and combined in drizzle. Drizzle was also used to save the color data as a BMP. The luminance and color data were combined in Photoshop.
LocationVan Buren, AR
EquipmentTV 127is ST10XMEI Losmandy G11 CFW8
DescriptionCroped from the larger image this is the core of m31 showing some of the dust. 10 minutes each rgb - 30 minutes lum
Date27-11-2006 & 19-28-48
EquipmentCELESTRON 9.25XLT ON A GERMAN EQUATORIAL MOUNT CG5-SGT. DIGITAL CAMERA: SONY DSC-H1. EYEPIECE: BAADER HYPERION 21MM
DescriptionThe atmosphere was unsteady and the area is very polluted but the Albireo duble star is fine with true colors without any prossesing. The image is a single shot.
EquipmentTelescope:ETX-70AT-S, Digital camera:Sony DSC-H1, Eyepiece:Baader hyperion 21mm.
DescriptionThis small telescope even at high polluted area can shows the beauty of M44/NGC 2632,(Beehive/Praespe cluster). Mag:3.10, Distance: 187.00pc, Dimension:70.0'.
LocationSanta Barbara, CA
DateNovember 20, 2006, 11pm
EquipmentA 3-minute exposure at ISO800, Canon EOS 10D mounted on a Celestron 102 mm WideView refractor.
DescriptionNGC752, an open cluster located between Andromeda and Triangulum.
LocationColleyville, TX - about four miles west of D/FW Int'l Airport
DateOct 21, 2006
EquipmentMeade LXD75 6" Newtonian reflector with a Meade DSI Pro CCD camera.
DescriptionThe small version doesn't do it justice. 100 8-second subs for each of R:G:B