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Messier 13-Globular Cluster in Hercules908 viewsWe were showing a number of globular clusters at our star party events at Oliver Lee State Park. Here is an image of M (Messier) 13 taken with the 6" SCT and a Canon Rebel XSi (15 min). (retouched after I got a new monitor)
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Saturn - Webcam908 viewsThis was shot with a SPC900nc webcam prime focus through my C8 on May 30,2007. This was a stack of 900 out of 1800. Seeing was terrible. Needs better seeing conditions to pull out the ring details.
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M57896 viewsMessier 57 the Ring Nebula appears in the northern constellation of Lyra is a prominent example of a planetary nebula. This is a shell of ionized gas expelled into the surrounding interstellar medium by a red giant star, which was passing through the last stage in its evolution before becoming a white dwarf. The distance is 2300 light years.
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Rosette Nebula893 viewsThe Rosette Nebula (NGC 2237-8, 46) and the open cluster NGC 2244 in the center of the nebula is found in the constellation Monoceros. The nebula is one of the largest in the sky. The nebula was photographed with a Takahashi E-180 astrograph and Canon 20Da (ISO 800); Exposure was a total of 2.5 hours (30 x 300 seconds), calibrated, aligned, and stacked in Images Plus and processed in Photoshop CS4.
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Lunar eclipse - August 28, 2007889 viewsSelection of seven pictures from about 350 taken during the event. Taken with Canon Rebel 350D XT and a tripod, that's it!
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The Ringed Planet888 viewsSaturn is the 6th planet from the Sun at a distance of about 900 million miles. The rings are composed primarily of water ice with particles the size of snowflakes up to house-sized boulders. The rings extend almost 50,000 miles above the planet and average about 60 feet thick (paper thin indeed). To learn more about Saturn, go to our "PLANETS" page. Celestron C9.25 at f25, Imaging Source 21AU618 color camera.
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Mercury Transit 1 - Nov. 8, 2006884 viewsThis shot was taken near the end of its transit.
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Messier 27 through Ha, OIII, and SII filters884 viewsMessier 27 is a nebula found in the constellation Vulpecula, often shown in the summer and early fall at our Oliver Lee star parties. This image is through narrowband filters, where Hydrogen alpha is mapped to green (2 hr 25 min combined exposure); Oxygen, OIII, is mapped to blue (3 hr 15 min combined exposure), and Sulfur, SII, is mapped to red (5 hr 40 min combined exposure); taken with a Takahashi FSQ106ED and SBIG ST2000xm camera with Baader filters.
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Messier 15877 viewsThe globular cluster Messier 15 is found in the constellation Pegasus. Globular clusters are large typically spherical clusters of stars gavitationally bond together. Current estimates suggest M15 contains at least 450,000 solar masses with a very dense center. Image taken with a 178 mm f/9 Astro-Physics refractor and a modified Canon 50D DSLR on an Astro-Physics 1200 mount (70 x 60 sec lights; 30 darks; 66 flats; Images Plus and Adobe Photoshop CS5 software).
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M51 Whirlpool Galaxy874 viewsThis was my second ever shot. Needs alot of work. But I did get some detail.
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ST2000XCM-M31870 viewsThis is a single 10 minute image. I was working on my guide setup and tested it out on this object.
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