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Started by hbastro, 06/29/2012 08:07PM
Posted 06/29/2012 08:07PM Opening Post
Here is a color image of the Lagoon and Triffid nebula taken by remote control from Sierra Chaparral Observatory 8" F/2.6 on AP1200 mount, STL-11000M RGB ((4)RG 2-min subs, B 3-min subs) HAlpha ((8)5min subs) 68 min total exposure time. Sky quality 21.7 seeing 1.7 arc sec.

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Posted 06/30/2012 10:24AM #1
Nice big field, wish I could take something that large.

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Posted 06/30/2012 11:40AM #2
Posted 07/01/2012 11:46AM #3
That is quite the field of view. Lots of stuff to see here.

Charlie

Fort Lewis Observatory: (37.238, -108.052) ~2360m (7744 ft.) elevation.
Darkness - typically 6.5+
Scope - Meade 16" LX200; f6.3 focal reducer
Focus - JMI Smart focus
Camera - SBIG ST-10XE; (~.5"/pixel)
Guiding - AO-8 and/or Meade 5"/DSI/PHD
http://www.fortlewis.edu/observatory
Posted 07/01/2012 12:15PM #4
Dave Erickson said:

Here is a color image of the Lagoon and Triffid nebula taken by remote control from Sierra Chaparral Observatory 8" F/2.6 on AP1200 mount, STL-11000M RGB ((4)RG 2-min subs, B 3-min subs) HAlpha ((8)5min subs) 68 min total exposure time. Sky quality 21.7 seeing 1.7 arc sec.

Great looking image. What kind of scope? I don't see any diffraction spikes.

Jim J

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Posted 07/01/2012 02:06PM #5
That's a great image for any amount of exposure time. But for 68 minutes, including Ha, sheesh. Glad to see your hard work paying off.