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Lagoon Nebula (M8)581 viewsMessier 8 (Lagoon Nebul) a large emission nebula with a radius of 55 by 20 light years is located in the constellation of Sagittarius. This photo, taken the morning of 14 Jul 2013, is composed of 19 one minute exposures (still having problems) taken with an 8" f5 reflector and a Canon 60Da camera on a CG-5 mount.
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Messier 3593 viewsMessier 3 is a rich globular cluster found in the constellation Canes Venatici, which was discovered by Charles Messier in 1764. M3 is believed to contain over a half a million stars. The image was taken with a 130mm f/8 Astro-Physics refractor and a SBIG 2000xcm CCD camera on an Astro-Physics 1200 mount (with guiding). Total exposure was 56 minutes (28 x 120 sec lights; 34 darks; 64 flats; 64 flat darks; 64 bias).
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Lynd's Dark Nebula 673619 viewsLynd’s Dark Nebula 673 is an extensive dust cloud that can be found in the constellation Aquila. Image was taken with a modified Canon 40D DSLR camera (ISO 800) and a Takahashi Epsilon 180 f/2.8 astrograph on a Paramount. Image is a total of 3 hours 30 min exposure (42 x 5 min lights; 20 darks; 64 flats).
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Messier 97, the owl nebula742 viewsMessier 97, aka the owl nebula, in Ursa Major is described in Admiral W. H. Smyth’s A Cycle of Celestial Objects (2nd Ed, 1881) as a “large planetary nebula, or globular collection of nebulous matter.” M97 has a three-shell structure; the red color of the Ha emission of the second shell is visible in the image. Image is a total of 8 hr exposure taken with an Astro-Physics 130mm f8 refractor and SBIG SR2000xcm on an AP 1200 mount (24 x 20 min lights, 30 darks, 64 flats, 64 flat darks, 64 bias) calibrated in Images Plus 5.0; color balance in PixInsight 1.8; Photoshop CS6
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Abell 21 and NGC 2395744 viewsAbell 21 and the sparse open cluster NGC 2395 (upper left...a few bright stars distinguish it from the star field....barely) are found in the constellation Gemini. Image taken with a modified Canon 40D DSLR and a Takahashi E180 f/2.8 astrograph on a Paramount. Total of 11 hr 20 min exposure (136 x 5 min lights, 30 darks, 64 flats, 64 flat darks) and processed with Images Plus 5.0, PixInsight 1.7, and Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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Reflection Nebula IC 2118619 viewsIC 2118 is a reflection nebula in the constellation Eridanus, which is believed to be an old supernova remnant that is illuminated by the nearby supergiant star Rigel in the constellation Orion. The image was taken with a Takahashi E-180 f/2.8 astrograph and a modified Canon 40D on a Paramount. Total exposure was 4 hrs 50 min; Calibrated in Images Plus 5.0; Gradient extraction; background neutralization, color balance in PixInsight 1.8; Adobe Photoshop CS6
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Comet PanSTARRS on March 13th642 viewsComet PanSTARRS taken with a Canon 50D and a Canon telephoto lens at 200 mm. Processed in Adobe Photoshop CS6
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Comet PanSTARRS628 viewsComet PanSTARRS taken with a TeleVue 85 refractor and a Canon 50D (10 second exposure at ISO 100 processed in Images Plus 5.0 and Adobe Photoshop CS6.
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M74618 viewsMessier 74 (M74, NGC 628) is one of the nicest examples of so-called "grand-design" spiral galaxies seen face-on, so that its spiral structure stands out conspicuously. With its comparatively low surface brightness, it is one of the more difficult objects in Messier's catalog. Situated in constellation Pisces the distance is about 30 to 40 million light years and it’s diameter is 1000 light years.
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M33570 viewsMessier 33 (M33, NGC 598) The Triangulum Galaxy is a prominent member of the local group of galaxies. This galaxy is small compared to its big apparent neighbor, the Andromeda galaxy M31, and to our Milky Way galaxy, but is more of average size for spiral galaxies in the universe. The distance is approximately 3 million light years.
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Bubble Nebula549 viewsNGC 7635, also called the Bubble Nebula, is an emission nebula in the constellation Cassiopeia. It lies close to the direction of the open cluster Messier 52. The "bubble" is created by the stellar wind from a massive hot, 8.7 magnitude young central star. The distance is 11,000 light years.
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My 7" refractor455 viewsThis is my 7" f/9 refractor mounted on an AP-1200 GTO.
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