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Stars & Star Clusters
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.
LocationLe Bouveret, Switzerland
EquipmentCanon EOS300D with a Televue NP-101 refractor, piggyback on my Meade LX200 10" for tracking. No manual corrections or autotracking were applied. Temperature 10-15°C, no wind, sky transparency 7/10.
DescriptionPleiades cluster (M45). 10x30sec, 1x3min, 1x5min photos stacked with IRIS (dark corrected), logarithmiic scaled with AIP4WIN to show nebulosities, contrast increased with Adobe Photoshop, and filtered with Neat-Image.
EquipmentSTF Mirage 7-inch Maksutov-Cassegrain, SBIG ST-8XE CCD camera, Losmandy G-11. Exposure time was 180 minutes of red, green, and blue filtered images.
DescriptionMessier 92 in Hercules
LocationCoeur d'Alene Lake, Idaho
DateJuly 29, 2005
EquipmentFour 15-minute long exposures with a digital camera on a tripod and a zoom lens set at 10 mm.
DescriptionStar trails over Idaho.
LocationSaguaro National Park
EquipmentISO 400 slide film and a 17-mm lens. Tripod-mounted Nikon N80.
DescriptionSummer Triangle and cacti from Saguaro National Park