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July, 2011:

Sagittarius area of Milky Way

Image Location and Date: SDAA Dark Sky Site at Tierra Del Sol on July 3rd 2011
Object: Sagittarius Star Cloud
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: 50mm 1.8 Nikkor
Imaging FL: 50mm
Imaging focal ratio: f4
Imaging camera: Nikon D60
Lights: 2 x 300sec @ ISO 1600 (10 Minutes)
Calibration: Darks
Guide scope: Antares 8×50mm finder with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guided with PHD, captured with APT, stacked in DSS and processed in Photoshop.

M16 Eagle Nebula

Image Location and Date: Palomar Mountain Observatory Campground, June 25th 2011.
Object: M16 Eagle Nebula
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging FL: 750mm
Imaging focal ratio: f5
Imaging camera: Modified Canon 350D
Lights: 34 x 300sec @ ISO 800 (2 Hour 50 Minutes)
Calibration: 32x Darks
Guide scope: Antares 8×50mm finder with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guided with PHD, captured with APT, stacked in DSS and processed in Photoshop.

Star Trails

M57 Ring Nebula from TDS

Image Location and Date: San Diego Astronomy Association Dark Sky Site @ Tierra Del Sol, July 3rd 2011.
Object: M57 Ring Nebula
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: Omni XLT 150 Newtonian
Imaging FL: 750mm
Imaging focal ratio: f5
Imaging camera: Modified Canon 350D
Lights: 17 x 180sec @ ISO800 (51 Minutes)
Calibration: Darks, flats, bias.
Guide scope: Antares 8×50mm finder with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guided with PHD, captured with APT, stacked in DSS processed in Photoshop, ran through it with Noise Ninja

Cygnus


Image Location and Date: SDAA Dark Sky Site at Tierra Del Sol on July 3rd 2011
Object: Constellation Cygnus
Mount: CG5GT
Imaging scope: 50mm 1.8 Nikkor
Imaging FL: 50mm
Imaging focal ratio: f4
Imaging camera: Modified Canon 350D
Lights: 4 x 300sec @ ISO 800 (20 Minutes)
Calibration: Darks
Guide scope: Antares 8×50mm finder with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guided with PHD, captured with APT, stacked in DSS and processed in Photoshop.