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Stars & Star Clusters
DateVia delle Querce 33
EquipmentTakahashi FSQ106EDXIII guided with Orion SSA on Takahashi TOA130. Losmandy G11 mount. Canon 1000D modified Baader Planetarium. 11x5min. Petriolo (SI) Italy
DescriptionThe "Seven sisters" open cluster located in the constellation Taurus.
Date11 August 2011 @ 9:15 AM
EquipmentCelestron Nexstar 6 SCT w/ afocal mount 25mm plossl single 8 second exposure Canon PowerShot A 630
DescriptionAlbireo is a double star consisting of a red giant (Albireo A) and a blue dwarf (Albireo B). Their different colors make the system one of the best double stars observable.
Date8-4-2011, 11:20 PM
EquipmentTEC 140, f/7, Canon 500D, ISO 800, 10X 240 sec, guided with Lodestar in Orion Deluxe OAG, AP 1200 Mount.
DescriptionM13, the Hercules Globular Cluster.
EquipmentCelestron 9.25-F/6.3 Cgem Mount SBIG ST8300 W/filters
DescriptionM-13 "The Great Hercules Cluster"
Equipmentcanon EOS 500d, startracker mount
Descriptiona view of milky way with some clusters and nebulas.
LocationChula Vista, Ca
EquipmentC-8, 80mm Guide Scope, Sky Glow Filter( 1/4 mile away from a Shopping Center ), CGEM Mount, Star Shoot Pro CCD. 28 - 1 minutes images stacked in MaximDL then the Mid and Low from MaximDL layered in Photo Shop. Mid as base and Low at 50%.
DescriptionMessier 22 (also known as M22 or NGC 6656) is an elliptical globular cluster in the constellation Sagittarius, near the Galactic bulge region. It is one of the brightest globulars that is visible in the night sky. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Messier_22
LocationLac Simon, QC, Canada
Date1 july 2011, 23:00h to 01:30
EquipmentEON 120mm @ f :7.5 (FL :900) on Skywatcher EQ6 QHY9 mono (1.2”/pixel) camera through Baader LRGB filters Guiding with QHY5 on a 9x50 16 x 240s in L, bin1 12 x 90s in RGB, bin2 Maxim DL Photoshop CS5
DescriptionI captured this picture of the Hercules Cluster from my cottage up north in Quebec (Canada) on the night of the 1st of July 2011. The object had just past the meridian at zenith when I first started to capture images once it was dark enough around 11pm. We can clearly spot many small galaxies throughout the field which to me makes this picture all the more interesting!
LocationHonejan , Esfahan , Iran
DateJun. 29, 2011
EquipmentCanon 5D M II , 518 S. Exposure. ISO 1600 , focal lengh 8mm.
DescriptionJupiter rises in the summer sky .
Date04:00 UT, 03-28-2011
EquipmentAn Olympus C-750 UZ digital camera, on a Sunpak photo tripod, with a 2.3x super telephoto lens. Exposure time: 5 seconds, at f/2.8, ISO 50.
DescriptionM45 ,(The Pleiades), star cluster in Taurus, on a windy night close to the horizon, setting about two hours later. M45 is one of the closest open clusters at a distance of about 400 light years, and also one of the brightest.
EquipmentTEC 140 @f7 and FLI ML8300 camera on G11 mount
DescriptionM3 Globular Cluster, LRGB taken with TEC140 @f7 and FLI ML8300 camera at -30. All binned 1x1, L 35x2min, RGB each 9x5m. Taken by Lynn Hilborn, April 6,8, 2011 at WhistleStop Observatory, Grafton, Ontario