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September, 2010:

Me

Sorry about this.

One last Milky Way widefield from Joshua Tree

Here ya go.

Horsehead + Flame Nebula from Joshua Tree

Image Location and Date: Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Cove Campground September 10th 2010
Object: Flame and 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: 12 x 300sec ISO 3200 (2 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

Veil Nebula from Joshua Tree

This one is terrible, I only spent 20 minutes on it until the clouds rolled in, it really needs about four hours. Next time for sure.

More from Joshua Tree

Sitting at the airport, flight to SFO is delayed, processing some leftover images from last weekend.

Here is the constellation Orion with some clouds in front of it.

Here is a the center of Cygnus with a 70mm lens I found at the swap meet for $15

Still more to come from this session.

Flaming Star Nebula from Joshua Tree

Image Location and Date: Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Cove Campground September 10th 2010
Object: IC405 Flaming Star Nebula in Auriga
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging FL: 750mm
Imaging focal ratio: f5
Imaging camera: unmodified Nikon D60
Lights: 20 x 180sec ISO 3200 (1 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

M33 Triangulum Galaxy from Joshua Tree

Image Location and Date: Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Cove Campground September 10th 2010
Object: M33 Galaxy in Triangulum
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging FL: 750mm
Imaging focal ratio: f5
Imaging camera: unmodified Nikon D60
Lights: 60 x 120sec ISO 3200 (3 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, noise removed with Noise Ninja

Orion Widefield from Joshua Tree

I want to reprocess this once I get my big monitor set up but here it is for now:

60min exposure, 50mm 1.8 ISO 800 Nikon D60 on CG5 Mount

Milky Way from Joshua Tree

Southern Milky Way

Cygnus Area of the Milky Way, North American Nebula is in the center.

Cassiopeia + Perseus… double cluster in the center.

Star Trails from Joshua Tree

20 Minute exposure from Joshua Tree National Park, Indian Cove Campground

M15 from San Juan Capistrano

Image Location and Date: San Juan Capistrano, September 9th, 2010
Object: M15 Globular Cluster in Andromeda
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging FL: 750mm
Imaging focal ratio: f5
Imaging camera: unmodified Nikon D60
Lights: 40 x 60sec ISO 3200 (40 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

Equiptment pics

I can’t remember if I’ve posted pictures of my setup but here it is. I’m testing everything out tonight before I spend a weekend in Joshua Tree, it’s been awhile since I’ve gotten out to the desert and I didn’t want to forget anything.


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