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February, 2011:

M42, The Great Nebula in Orion

Image Location and Date: San Diego Astronomy Association Dark Sky Site @ Tierra Del Sol, February 5th 2011.
Object: M42, Great Nebula in Orion
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 800 (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

Constellation Orion from Palomar Mountain

30 Minute exposure with 28mm Tokina Lens @ F4, ISO800, Nikon D60 on an unguided CG5 Mount.

The Constellation Auriga

Image Location and Date: San Diego Astronomy Association Dark Sky Site @ Tierra Del Sol, February 5th 2011.
Object: The Constellation Auriga
Mount: CG5GT
Lens: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging focal ratio: f4
Imaging camera: unmodified Nikon D60
Lights: 20 x 180sec ISO 800 (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

M37 Open Cluster in Auriga

Image Location and Date: San Juan Capistrano, February 3rd 2011.
Object: M37 Open Cluster in Auriga
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging FL: 750mm
Imaging focal ratio: f5
Imaging camera: unmodified Nikon D60
Lights: 80 x 60sec ISO 800 (1 hour 20 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