January 2010 Observations

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image of Orion Nebula and Running Man Nebula
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This mosaic was shot January 31, 2010 and is comprised of an image of the Orion Nebula and an image of NGC 1977, the Running Man Nebula. Both individual images are comprised of 30 images of 15 second each, stacked in Registax and then joined, curved and saturated in Adobe Photoshop. Celestron CGEM 9.25 SCT, Nikon D90 with f/6.3 focal reducer.

January 9, 2010 frigid cold, some wind, poor transparency and stability...

This image was obtained using my new CGEM 9.25 SCT and is comprised of 20 images that are 15 second each (5 minutes) assembled using Registax. It is more a "first test" so to say and is a result of building out the telescope and using it for the first time. Read more...

This image was obtained after using a Bahtinov Mask for focusing.

Image of Betelguese through a Bahtinov mask. I could have focussed the camera better. My eyesight, angle of the camera back and the extreme cold conspired against me and the focus was somewhat soft...

Orion Nebula M42
Orion Nebula M42   Larger Image
Image is comprised of 20 images, 15 seconds each