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Stars & Star Clusters
LocationPrague, Czech Republic
DateMay 8th, 2011 21:25 UT
EquipmentTele Vue 127 NP, Nagler 2,5mm eyepiece, DMK31 camera, Losmandy G11 Gemini mount.
DescriptionInspired by the article "Porrima´s Grand Opening" in the April 2011 issue I took this photograph.The avi file was processed by Registax 5.1 and with Adobe Photoshop.
PhotographerJames, Grace, Forrest, and Emily Maxwell
LocationCaldera Rim Observatory, Near Jemez Springs, NM
DateJan. 21, 2009, 1:30-3:30AM
EquipmentMeade 10" F/4 Schmidt Newtonian on Losmandy G-11 Mount. Cooled Canon 400D. Processed in Nebulosity and Photobrush.
DescriptionNGC 2682 (M67) is one of the oldest open clusters in the Milky Way (abt. 4 billion years), and has many stars similar to the sun. It also has numerous red giants. It has a yellowish cast due to a lack of bright, young stars. A total of 1 hour, 20 minutes of 3 minute exposures were taken at -8 degrees Celsius, and at an elevation of 8300 ft. Dark and flat frames applied.
LocationRancho Hidalgo, NM
DateDecember 13, 2010 7-11pm
EquipmentTelescope: TEC-140 Camera: SBIG ST-8300M Mount: AP900 GTO L(10x3min), R(6x5min), G(6x5min), B(6x5min) all binned 1x1
DescriptionThe double cluster in Perseus is one of the most popular open clusters in the night sky. The two clusters NGC 869 and 884 are about 6800 and 7600 light years from Earth, respectively.
Location30km nw from Munich / Germany
Equipmentoptics: 4,5" - Newton mount: Vixen New Atlux camera: SBIG ST2000XM with SBIG LRGB - filters exposure times: L:R:G:B 30x2min: 6x2min: 6x2min: 6x2min
DescriptionThe open cluster NGC7142 is located near the reflection nebula NGC7129 in the constellation Cepheus.
LocationSant'Agnello (NA)- Italy
Date2010-10-07 21:15 UT
EquipmentCamera Pentax K100D on apo TS 66ED to 290mm focal.
DescriptionComet Hartley 3 103P near double star cluster h-chi persei.
LocationEdmonton, AB, Canada
Date14 Oct 2010, 10pm
EquipmentUnmodified Canon XSi at prime focus of an 8"f/4.9 Newtonian on a Losmandy G-11 mount
Description288x45s exposure at 1600ISO autoguided Blue Epsilon Cephei dominates this region of the sky with open cluster NGC 7235 on the right and the elusive planetary nebula Minkowski 2-15 in the low right
Date18 sept. 2010 1:45h a.m.
EquipmentCanon 1000D at prime focus.ISO 800 and 1600. Orion refractor 110mm ed f/7 Mount: Televue equatorial RSM-2000 Manuel guiding with guiding telescope. 8x5 minutes +dark+ offset (Total exposure:45 min.) Stack(DSS)+ PS3
DescriptionHere is the open star cluster known as the Pleiades(the seven sister), that one can easily percive the evening and are part of the constelletion of Taurus.Clouds around stars are especially noticeable with long exposure photo.
LocationMelbourne / Australia
EquipmentTelescope 16'' RCOS (f=3700mm) Camera Apogee U9000 Filter LRGB Astrodon filters Exposure L 15 x 180 s RGB á 7 x 300s Total 2h 30min Names NGC 6809, GCL 113, ESO 460-SC21 Software THELI, CCDStack, Photoshop CS3 Location Northern Galactic Members Telescope Australia - Remote
DescriptionM 55 - Clobular Cluster in Sagittarius One of the brithest an most photogen clusters in the southern sky. The distance is 17.300 LY, Magnitude 6.3 and the appearent diameter 19' (about 2/3 of full moon). Discovered by Nicholas Louis de Lacaille in 1752 (during a trip in South Africa) and more then 10 years later cataloged by Charles Messier (due the low latitude hard to see from Europe).
LocationNear Kermanshah-West of Iran
EquipmentCanon EOS 550D with a simple tripod
DescriptionIn this Photo you can see the Milky way and the constellations Cassiopiea and Perseus over an Old tree .A part of milky way that is in perseus are showed in this photo and you can see The Double Cluster (H and Chi Persi) .It has 30 Sec of exposure and ISO 200 and f/18.Those Red fuzzy clouds was High altitude Cyrus clouds.
PhotographerJohn Theil Pedersen
EquipmentEquinox 120 at 7,5 on a EQ 6 pro mount and modded 6 megapixel Nikon D50
DescriptionAlberio, 10 x 10 seconds + 10 X 20 seconds ISO 800 stacked in DSS and processed in Photoshop.