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Trapezium closeup

Started by RolandC, 02/04/2005 08:09AM
Posted 02/04/2005 08:09AM Opening Post
For those who have not seen this image before - it was taken down at the Florida Star Party on Summerland Key in 2003. Scope was my AP 10" Mak-Cass with ST10XE camera. The image is a combination of 60 exposures ranging from 1 second to 20 seconds.

Roland Christen

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Posted 02/04/2005 08:50AM #1
Wow! That's looking right down the throat.

Great shot - Cal
Posted 02/04/2005 11:15AM #2
Beautiful shot Roland!
Not many times we get to see the Trapezium "up close & personal"...

Thanks for sharing!

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Posted 02/05/2005 11:11AM | Edited 02/05/2005 11:12AM #3
For some reason, this image really intrigues me. I can't stop looking at it. The number of small stars that are visible is remarkable. That scope has incredible optics IMHO (I am wiping the drool off my chin as I say that 8) ). This image makes me want to try a series of higher magnification shots in this area. Nicely done Roland, and thanks for posting it.

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