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Stars & Star Clusters
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
LocationWarner Robins, Georgia
Date10/28/06 10 pm EDT
EquipmentCanon Rebel XT digital SLR camera, William Optics ZenithStar 80 mm refractor on a Losmandy G11 German-equatorial mount.
DescriptionThe Pleaides, are also known as the Seven Sisters, are a relatively young star cluster composed mostly of B Type stars. Without magnification, an observer will most likely only be able to six of the seven sisters. Cheers from K9 Observatory!
Dateaugust 25 2006
EquipmentNikon D70s piggybacked, ISO 800, 10-minute exposure
PhotographerJohn L. Graham
DateApril 9, 2006
EquipmentMeade DSI Pro at the prime focus of a Meade LXD75 SN6 Schmidt-Newtonian reflector.
DescriptionLRGB (L:100x15sec, RGB: 30x15sec each, high gain) of M13 in Hercules. Source images saved as FITS, aligned and processed in Meade AutoStar Image Processing software.
EquipmentTMB 80 millimeter refractor, SBIG STL4020 CCD camera, Vixen Sphinx mount.
DescriptionPleiades star cluster (M45) in Taurus.
DateAugust 24, 2006, 10:00 PM
Equipment8-inch LX200 Alt/Az mount. StellaCam II with focal reducer and Violet Light filter.
DescriptionThis picture was obtained by capturing 30 seconds of streaming video. I then extracted 30 frames and stacked them in Registax, and processed the stacked pic in MicroObservatory software.