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M31-Partial947 viewsThis is a single 5 min guided shot with a ST-2000XCM camera on Tak FS102 Mounted on a G11
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Comet Holmes946 viewsEleven 30-sec exposures stacked of Comet Holmes taken with an Astro-Physics 178 f9 and a Canon 20Da DSLR (ISO 800)
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Majestic Saturn942 viewsInstalled new Vista drivers for the NexImage, needed to make sure it worked! Saturn 3/1/08, 9:25 PM MT, Celestron 6" SCT, 2.5x Powermate, 1069 stacked images. 20 arc sec dia, 100% illuminated.
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Messier 27937 viewsM 27 , aka the dumbbell nebula, in the constellation Vulpecula was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. M27 is a large cloud of expanding gas, which is the remains of a star that expelled its outer atmosphere near the end of its lifetime. M27 is a bright object that can be seen in binoculars and is a favorite telescopic object in the Spring and early Fall. Total exposure of 1 hr 40 minutes (20 x 5 min lights;30 darks; 66 flats; AP 178 f/9 refractor; Modified Canon 50D; AP 1200 mount; guided exposures)
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What a diiference a filter makes!930 viewsHere is the Sun taken on 10/3/11 at 11:15 AM first in White light (left) and Calcium K (right) using a Stellarvue 80ED. The white light image shows a few sunspot groups while the CaK image shows much more detail and areas of increased magnetic activity. AR1302 is on the far right, nearly rotating out of view. The white light image was taken using an Orion glass filter and single snapshot from a Canon T2i. The CaK image was taken with an Imaging Source camera and Lunt B1200 CaK filter.
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Friday Night at the Orion929 viewsHere's another shot of the Orion nebula using the 6" SCT at f6.3 with an unmodded Canon Rebel XSi (15min total) done on 3/5/10. The nebula is seen as the middle "star" in the sword of Orion. The Orion Nebula is one of the most scrutinized and photographed objects in the night sky, and is among the most intensely studied celestial features. It is located at a distance of 1,344 ± 20 light years. This is an example of a stellar nursery where over 700 new stars are being formed. Cool stuff!
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Running Man920 viewsThis was taken at Steve's on Nov 2, 2007. This is 5x10 minute shots with TakFS102 and Sbig ST2000XCM
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The Red Rose917 viewsSh2-275 is also known as the Rosette nebula and is a star forming region in the winter sky. Ionized hydrogen gas gives it a red color. The Rosette is about four times the size of the full Moon and is approximately 5200 light years away and about 130 light years in diameter. Open cluster NGC 2244 is located near the center of the nebula. Taken with an Orion 100ED f/9 telescope and modified Canon 1000D camera, 60 min exposure.
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The Sun in Ha916 viewsThis is the first light image of the sun taken with my new Lunt 80mm solar scope on Friday 2/24/2012. We used Jim's DMK 41 camera and processed the image in Registax and Photoshop CS5.
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Mare Nectaris/Theophilus crater915 viewsThe Sea of Nectar (Mare Nectaris) is a small lunar mare located on the eastern edge of the Moon. Theophilus is the prominent lunar impact crater that lies slightly off center of the image to the left. Theophilus is over 60 miles in diameter and is 14,000 feet deep. The small crater in Nectaris near the top of the image is Rosse and is only 7 miles across. Image taken with a 6" SCT at f20 using a DMK 41AU02 camera through a Lumicom 656 nm filter.
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Orion nebula complex915 viewsNot the greatest picture - but a test of the new Borg 71FL astrograph with the modded Canon XS DSLR. This is a 25 minute exposure at ISO 1600. Come out this winter to see the Orion nebula for yourself at Oliver Lee State Park.
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M-51912 viewsShot this at Steves on 5-25-08 with my Tak FS-102 and ST2000XCM. This is 5 X 10 minute images.
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