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Stars & Star Clusters
Location35 km north of linz, austria
Equipment9" TMB Apo SXVF H16
DescriptionDate: 13.7.2007 - seeing 6-7/10; transp. 4-5/10 Scope: 9" TMB Apo f/6.8 using Astrophysicsreducer for OSC - M25C. 9" f/9 for monochrome CCD H16. CCD: SXVF H16- 10x1 sec L, 10x1 sec + 10x4 min R,G,B (synthetic L) Filter: Astronomik IIc July 2008: Software: AstroArt4 image acquisition, autoguiding, preprocessing in Maxim Dl Processing: postprocess. PS CS2 The colors in the image result from a G2V star-color-calabration procedure for the entrire image-train.
Date02-01-09 3:30 am
EquipmentOrion Atlas Mount Orion 6" Imaging Newtonian Orion SSDSCI Pro
Description20x180 Second Exposures Nice cluster of about 500,000 stars in Canes Venatici, some 33,900 light years away from Earth
PhotographerManuel Rodriguez Huerta
DateDecember 28, 2008 19:02 h. Local Time (UT -6).
EquipmentSony DSC-W100 digital camera. f/2.8, ISO speed 125, focal length 7.9 mm, exposure 3 sec.
DescriptionThe Earth, the Moon, Mercury, Jupiter and Venus (Five Solar System Objects) in a single picture, an event not usually seen.
LocationApex, NC home PC
Datefrom pc MS WW Telescope program
EquipmentPhote from home PC with MS WW telescope program running.
Descriptionimage may be a reflection of telescope. I just happen to zoom in on Vega and notice this image. Editor's note: yes, this is a typical reflection on the DSS plates. I still included it on the gallery as an excample- that's for being skeptical. -Sean Walker
EquipmentOrion 6" Imaging Newtonian Orion Starshoot Pro Orion Atlas Mount
DescriptionM45 18x300 Sec Exp.
LocationOCA Anza Dark Sky Site
EquipmentCelestron 80ED Refractor w/Williams Optics .8 Focal Reducer Canon 20d Losmandy G-11 w/Gemini Meade10"SCT as guide scope SBIG STV sutoguider
DescriptionThe Double Cluster is the common name for the open clusters NGC 884 and NGC 869, which are near each other in the constellation Perseus. A beautiful telescopic and photographic object that is visible by the naked eye from dark skies. Somehow Messier missed this one.
LocationFife Lake, Michigan
EquipmentMeade 80 mm refractor and SXVF-H9 CCD camera
DescriptionThis is a very nice asterism (non-associated stars that form a visual cluster) in the constellation of Vulpecula.that resembles a coat hanger. A full sized image can be seen here. http://astronomy.qteaser.com/images/TheCoatHangerSX.jpg
EquipmentSky-Watcher 8" EQ5 Dual Axis Drive - SC1 Modified for long exposure webcam (Philips SPC900)
DescriptionThis photo is about one of the most beautiful globular cluster. 70 x 10 seconds ligthframes stacked in mosaic mode. It was taken with a webcam modified for long exposure.
LocationLos Alamitos, CA
Equipment8" LX200R scope, G11 Mount, SX AO .2 sec exposures, IDAS LPR filter, Ha CS 10 nm filter, Oiii baader 8.5 nm filter, SX H9 Camera. Luminance 28x2 min, Ha and Oiii 17x5 min each
DescriptionGlobular cluster M 15 augmented with narrow band filters to enhance planetary nebula Pease 1 (red object lower right of core). Pease 1 was the first planetary nebula found in a globular cluster. It was initially noted to appear very bright on a photographic plate using a Pulkovo ultra-violet filter compared to neighboring stars (otherwise of about equal magnitude). Subsequent spectrographic study revealed green lines of oxygen characteristic of planetary nebulae as well as red lines of hydrogen. A larger version is available here: http://whwastro.homestead.com/files/M15-f10-2008-800r.jpg Here's a nice article on the topic by Leos Ondra: http://www.seds.org/MESSIER/xtra/leos/pease1.html
Date9/2/08 10:07 pm EDT
EquipmentC-8 + Meade LPI + 2X Barlow
DescriptionThe LPI and 2X Barlow easily split each pair.