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January, 2010:

Horsehead and Flame Nebula from Tierra Del Sol

Image Location and Date: SDAA site at Tierra Del Sol on January 16th 2010
Object: Horsehead Nebula in Orion
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging FL: 750mm
Imaging focal ratio: f5
Imaging camera: unmodified Nikon D60
Lights: 6 x 300 sec ISO 3200 (30min)
Calibration: None
Guide scope: Antares 8×50mm finder with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guided with PHD, stacked in DSS processed in Photoshop

Clouds started rolling in so I had to wrap this one up early. Shame because I haven’t gotten another chance to reshoot this, I’ll likely have to wait until next winter.

M31 from Palomar Mountain

Image Location and Date: Palomar Mountain… turnout on east grade road. January 10th 2010
Object: M31 Andromeda Galaxy in Andromeda
Mount: CG4
Imaging scope: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging FL: 750mm
Imaging focal ratio: f5
Imaging camera: unmodified Nikon D60
Lights: 20 x 120 sec ISO 3200 (40min)
Calibration: None
Guide scope: Antares 8×50mm finder with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guided with PHD, stacked in DSS processed in Photoshop