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Stars & Star Clusters
LocationWhite Mountain, CA
EquipmentRapid Omega with 180mm lens, guided 20 minutes
DescriptionThis photo of the central region of Scorpius was taken with a medium format camera using Ektachrome 200 film and a 20 minute exposure.
EquipmentTelescope - WilliamOptics FLT110 (F7) Mount - ADT MorningCalm 200GE (Astrodreamtech, korea) CCD - SBIG ST2000XCM Guide - ST2000XCM self-guider Exposure : -20C , 900s * 6 pic
DescriptionTelescope - WilliamOptics FLT110 (F7) Mount - ADT MorningCalm 200GE (Astrodreamtech, korea) CCD - SBIG ST2000XCM Guide - ST2000XCM self-guider Exposure : -20C , 900s * 6 pic Test for ADT MC200GE mount. Mount has good perfomance!! And FLT110 is good, also.
PhotographerFernando Roquel Torres
LocationCaguas, Puerto Rico
Date6/9/2012 - 10:30PM
EquipmentCelestron Astromaster 114EQ with 114LCM Mount, Eyepiece 32mm with Barlow 2X Omni / Nikon Coolpix P500 Manual Mode, f3.4, 4 Sec, AF
DescriptionIn this photo shows the binary star Albireo (Albireo A, Albireo B)in Cygnus Constellation.
PhotographerCraig & Tammy Temple
LocationHendersonville, TN, USA
DateMay 24, 25 & 26, 2012
EquipmentTelescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 @ f/7 Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2 Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD Filters: Astrodon Tru-balance E-Series Generation II LRGB Exposure: 33 x 6min.(L); 12 x 6min.(R); 15 x 6min.(G); 16 x 6min.(B); all binned 1x1 Acquisition: ImagesPlus Camera Control v4.3 Processing: Calibration, DDP in Images Plus v4.5; Registration in Registar & ImagesPlus Post-processing: ImagesPlus 4.5; Adobe Photoshop CS5
DescriptionM13 (NGC 6205), the Great Hercules Cluster, is a globular cluster of approximately 300,000 stars that lies around 25,000 light-years away in the constellation Hercules and has an apparent magnitude of 7. This cluster is about 145 light-years in diameter. Edmond Halley discovered M13 in 1714 but it was not catalogued by Charles Messier until June 1, 1764. The galaxy that lies to the upper right of the cluster in this image is a 12th magnitude edge-on galaxy, designated NGC 6207, and halfway between NGC 6207 and M13 is the small galaxy IC4617.
LocationTannay - switzerland
EquipmentMEADE RCX400 16' with SBIG ST8 Xme
DescriptionHR Diagrams that correlate color and absolute magnitude for Open and Globular clusters. It can be seen how in the open clusters there is abundance of blue and hot stars, with only a few red giants, while in the oldest globular clusters, most of the stars have now left the main sequence with only few blue hot stars left. On the M67 HR diagram, thought in the past to be cluster from which our Sun originated, it can be seen the abundance of yellow stars in the middle of the main sequence.
LocationCabo Rojo, Puerto Rico
EquipmentKodak Z740 piggybacked on a Meade Polaris Refractor.
DescriptionBy slowly slewing the telescope during the 8 second exposure, I was able to capture the colors that were emitted by these stars. The colors are produced by the prism effect in our atmosphere. Sirius by far, emits the widest variety of colors.
EquipmentMEADE RXC 400 16' SBIG ST8 XME
DescriptionThe Hertzsprung Russell diagram for M13 shows that the stars here have left the main secuence and transormed into red giants, leaving only a few hot blue stars, provinf the age of this object above 10 billion years. Star identification with Astroart 4. Ln Lum vs Ln B/R correlation in XL with Pavone's algorithm.
LocationFurtwangen, Black Forest, Germany
Date01 October 2011
EquipmentCanon 1000d (modified), Sigma telephoto lens @135mm, f3.5, ISO 1600 mounted on a home made motorized barn-door. Stacked from 56 exposures à 60s = 56 minutes total exposure.
DescriptionVisible is the area around "Herschel's Garnet Star" (Mu Cephei) with its emmision nebula dust bands and star cluster IC 1396. Mu Cephei is a variable red supergiant in the constellation of Cepheus and is visible in the center of the picture.
DateDec. 17-18, 2011
EquipmentNikkor 85mm/2 lens STL-11000M Astrodon LRGB filters Paramount ME
DescriptionThis image is of the Hyades and Pleiades star clusters. Dust and dark nebulae are also visible in the image.
Date17 november 2011
EquipmentMeade RCX400 16', with Sony digital camera and spectroscopy glass
DescriptionIs it possible to do spectroscopy with 5$? Buy on line a 5$ filter for night illumination analysis, apply to the front of a digtal camera connected to the tescope, tilt it by 30 degreeand make a 10 seconds drift exposure, and you get great spectum of the stars' light. In Vega, a young star still burning H, it is possible to see the lines of HBeta, HGamma and HDelta in the blue part, and also the Ha in the red part, at the limit of the red sensitivity on my camera sensor. In the other older stas spectrum, where the H is now fused into heavvier elements, it is possible to see several other lines for elements like CH, CO,CN, MgH, ...etc. A lot of fun for 5 $!