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PhotographerHoward H Bower
EquipmentImaging Telescope; Takahashi FSQ106ED Guide Scope: Takahashi FS60CB Autoguider: SBIG SG-4 Mounting: AP Mach 1 GTO Camera: QSI583w Astrodon NB 5nm Filters Ha: 4 Hours unbinned OIII & SII : 2 Hours binned 2x2 All sub exposures were 20 minutes
DescriptionThe nebula itself is known as IC 410, and is home to a pair of intriguing structures commonly known as the "tadpoles." These are made of gas and dust left over from the formation of the cluster, and are likely forming new stars within them. It is found in the Constellation Auriga 12000 light years away.
LocationBuena Vista, GA
Date11-14-10 2:27 UT
EquipmentC14@f/28 AP 1200 PGR Flea 3
DescriptionThe outbreak of the SEB is prominent in this image taken under good seeing.
Date14 Nov. 2010 0253UT
Equipment254mm f/9 APM-LZOS apo refractor @f/36 AP 3600GTO mount Luminera SKYnyx 2-0M camera Astronomik RGB filters
DescriptionSouth is up in this RGB image showing the recent outbreak, near Jupiter's central meridian, marking the beginning of the revival of the South Equatorial Belt. Two bright plumes are resolved with elongated dark material following to the upper right as it is being swept into the retrograding SEBs jetstream.
LocationEnvirons of Kermanshah, Iran
Date2010/04/16 about 8:00 pm
EquipmentCanon 30D DSLR
DescriptionConjunction of moon and Bright Venus several minutes after sunset.
EquipmentCelestron C6-N Celestron CG-5 ASGT Mount Canon XSi modified + IDAS LPS-P2 filter Celestron 9x50 finder + DSI for guiding
DescriptionImage of Comet 103P/Hartley 2 passing by the Double Cluster. Background of the Double Cluster was taken on 10/6. 47 x 5 minute exposures @ ISO 800 were stacked. For the comet, 100 x 2 minute exposures were taken @ ISO800. Images were stacked in DSS and combined in Photoshop. A video of the individual comet captures can be found here: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EY85SS893TQ
DateOctober, 2, 2010 21:00 EDT
EquipmentPentax 67 camera with 105mm lens piggyback mounted atop Meade 8" SCT. Two 60 minute exposures combined in this mosaic.
DescriptionThe Milky Way plows through the Summer Triangle on a cool October evening. The field of view is filled with star clouds, dark and bright nebulae along the Great Rift.
LocationMt. Pinos, California
EquipmentSTL-11K CCD Camera through 13" classical cassegrain at F/7.4 (2440mm)
DescriptionComet Hartley 2 LRGB image of 280:260:2240:260 sec exposure(s) Processed to show pinpoint stars and tracked comet
EquipmentLX200R 8" scope @ f30 (3X barlo, Meade 5000 series) Canon Modified 450XTI DSRL camera. ISO800 large/fine file setting 650 shots taken from live view mode using Image Plus software Registax software for stacking/processing. Photoshop for final adjustments Taken during excellent seeing conditions
DescriptionJupiter and moon Callisto. Taken under excellent seeing conditions.
LocationVan Buren, AR
EquipmentTV60is - 360mm - F6 ST10 xmei ccd Lomsmandy G11
DescriptionComet 103P & NGC 281
LocationUiryeong, South Korea
DateAugust 07, 21 September 04, 2010
EquipmentTakahashi Epsilon130(f3.3 fl=430mm) with cooled EOS350d, EM200 mount, Vixen70s Guide Telescope
DescriptionThere are fantastic blue star, And 35v , nearby Andromeada galaxy(m31)with impressive color difference between star(35v) and galaxy(m31). Total Exp. is 8h 30m with 76 images processed Maxlm DL ver5 (10min x 46 + 3min x 10 + 1min x 20, iso1600)