Nighttime Astrophotography
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This is a gallery of images taken by me at night.

Telescope: Vixen ED102SS
Mount: Celestron CI-700 with Astroden bearing upgrade
Mount motors and electronics: Losmandy Gemini Level 3
Camera: SBIG ST-7XE
Filter Wheel: FLI CFW-2
Focuser: FLI DF-2
Processing: CCDSoft, Photoshop, Sigma-Clip Beta 10

Planetary images taken with a Celestron 11 OTA on the same platform, processed with CCDSoft, RegiStax 2 and Photoshop


NEW Jupiter
Double Shadow Transit

03/28/2004
(below average seeing)
18 of 100 frames used
3 frames of Luminance &
5 frames each of RGB
0.25sec L & 0.7sec RGB
-15C
2x barlow at f/~20
Jupiter
03/16/2004
160 of 320 frames used
80 frames each LRGB
0.25sec L & 0.7sec RGB
-15C
2x barlow at f/~20
Saturn
12/26/2003
40 of 200 frames used
50 frames each LRGB
0.7sec L & 2.0sec RGB
-15C
2x barlow at f/~20
Saturn
10/27/2003
228 of 400 frames used
100 frames each LRGB
0.2sec L & 0.6sec RGB
-15C
Selected as Anacortes Telescope Picture of the Day - ATWB POD for 1/1/2004
Mars
10/26/2003
369 of 400 frames used
100 frames each LRGB
0.14sec each frame
-15C
 
m57 M57 Ring Nebula
04/08/2003
19 x 60sec
-25C
unguided
 
m13 M13
04/08/2003
15 x 60sec
-25C
unguided
m92 M92
04/08/2003
15 x 60sec
-25C
unguided
M101 
06/02/2003
285min
(10x12min + 11x15min)
-15C
autoguided