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May, 2010:

Sunset with Venus and the Moon from Tierra Del Sol

Image Location and Date: Tierra Del Sol on May 15th, 2010
Object: Venus, Moon, power lines.
Mount: CG5GT
Lens: Tokina 28mm
Exposure: 1/40th at f5.6
ISO: 1600
Camera: Nikon D60

Lagoon Nebula from Tierra Del Sol

Image Location and Date: Tierra Del Sol on May 16th, 2010
Object: M8 Lagoon Nebula
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging FL: 750mm
Imaging focal ratio: f5
Imaging camera: unmodified Nikon D60
Lights: 28 x 180 sec ISO 3200 (1 hour 24 minutes)
Calibration: Darks, flats.
Guide scope: Antares 8×50mm finder with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guided with PHD, stacked in DSS processed in Photoshop

Virgo Galaxy Cluster from Tierra Del Sol

Image Location and Date: Tierra Del Sol on May 15th, 2010
Object: Virgo Galaxy Cluster
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging FL: 750mm
Imaging focal ratio: f5
Imaging camera: unmodified Nikon D60
Lights: 30 x 180 sec ISO 3200 (1.5 Hours)
Calibration: Darks, flats.
Guide scope: Antares 8×50mm finder with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guided with PHD, stacked in DSS processed in Photoshop

Milky Way from Palomar Mountain

Snapped a few quick pictures of the summer milky way from the Palomar Mountain turnout. Unfortunately my deep cycle battery wasn’t working correctly so I didn’t have the ability to set up my telescope mount. Therefore, I have no tracking, therefore, star trails. There was a nice marine layer covering San Diego County, you can see the peaks of mountains and valleys poking above it. Great night. Pardon the noise, I was shooting at ISO3200 and forgot to take dark frames. I did get the chance to try out a 28mm Tokina lens I found at the swap meet for $20, so far so good.