Best Pictures


My choices of the best from the various folders

In numeric order of Messier, NGC, IC

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M 1 "Crab" Nebula in Taurus

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST-7E
R=10*5, G=10*4, B=12*3, L=10 min*9 exp

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M 8 "Lagoon Nebula" in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 reducer, Pentax K110D DSLR, 2 min * 53

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M 13 Cluster in Hercules

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 2 min * 42
Binned 2*2, monochrome

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M 16 "Eagle Nebula" in Serpens Cauda

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 5 min * 12

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M 17 "Checkmark/Swan Nebula" in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, Pentax K110D DSLR, 2 min * 17

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M 20 "Trifid Nebula" in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f6.3 reducer, Pentax K110D DSLR, 2 min * 38

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M 25 Cluster in Sagittarius

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 60 sec * 12

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M 27 "Dumbbell Nebula" in Vulpecula

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 5 min * 30

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M 31 "Andromeda Galaxy" in Andromeda

Orion ST-80, SBIG ST4000XCM, 10 Min * 13

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M 33 "Triangulum Galaxy" in Triangulum

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, F/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM. 3 min * 53

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M 42 "Orion" and M 43 Nebulas in Orion

Meade 2080 SCT, Pentax K100D, 2 min * 36

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M 45 "Pleiades Cluster" in Taurus

SBIG ST4000XCM, 210mm lens, 3 min * 14 exposures

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M 46 Cluster and NGC 2438 Nebula in Puppis

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, f 6.3 Reducer, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 3 min * 13

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M 51 "Whirlpool Galaxy" in Canus Venatici 5/30/11

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM 10 min*38

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M 57 "Ring" Nebula in Lyra

Meade 2080 f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E
R=7*2, G=7*2, B=11*3, L=7 min*9 exp

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M 64 "Black Eye" Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 Reducer, SBIG ST-7E, 10 min * 6

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M 76 "Little Dumbell" Nebula in Persius

Meade 2080 f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 10 min * 8

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M 81 Galaxy in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E
R=4 min*2 exp, G=4*2, B=6*2, L=4 min*18 exp

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M 82 Galaxy in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 Reducer SBIG ST-7E
R=6 min*5 exp, G=6*3, B=10*3, L=6*8

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M 100 Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 50 min

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M 101 "Pinwheel Galaxy" in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM 10 min * 26

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M 109 Galaxy in Ursa Major
Glow Lower Left is bright star Phecda, Galaxy Lower Right is PGC 37700

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM 10 min * 13

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NGC 253 Galaxy in Sculptor

Meade 2080 8 in, f/6.3 Reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM, 3 min * 24

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NGC 281 "Pacman Nebula" in Cassiopeia

Stellarvue Nighthawk, SBIG ST-7E, Astronomik Ha Filter, 12 min * 16

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NGC 457 "ET" Cluster in Cassiopeia
Can you see the little Extra Terrestial with big eyes?

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f/6.3 reducer, Pentax K110D, 30 sec * 34

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NGC 891 Galaxy in Andromeda

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, f/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM, 10 min * 13

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NGC 1977 "Running Man Nebula" in Orion

Meade 2080, f6.3 focal reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM, 3 min * 38

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NGC 2024 & B 33 "Flame Nebula & Horsehead Nebulas" in Orion

Stellarvue Nighthawk, SBIG ST4000XCM, 3 min * 38

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NGC 2174 "Tulip Nebula" in Orion

Stellarvue Nighthawk, SBIG ST4000XCM, 3 min * 25

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NGC 2261, "Hubbles Variable Nebula"

Meade 2080, f/10 SBIG ST-7E, 20 min

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NGC 2841 Galaxy in Lynx

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 10 min * 15

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NGC 3184 Galaxy in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 6 min * 5

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NGC 4013 Galaxy in Ursa Major

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST4000XCM, 5 min * 18

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NGC 4565 Galaxy in Coma Berenices

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 20 min

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NGC 4631 "Whale" Galaxy in Canus Venatici
NGC 4637 below the Whale.

Meade LX200GPS 12 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 5 min * 12

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NGC 5905 Galaxy in Draco

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 10 min * 5

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NGC 5907 "Gar Galaxy" in Draco

Meade LX200GPS 12 in SCT, SBIG ST-4000XCM, 5 min * 22

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NGC 6781 "Redeye Nebula" in Cygnus

Meade 2080 8 in, f/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM,10 min * 8

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NGC 6888 "Crescent Nebula" in Cygnus

Meade 2080 8 in, f/6.3 reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM,10 min*5

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NGC 6960 "Veil or Witch's Broom Nebula" in Cygnus

Stellarvue Nighthawk 80mm, SBIG ST4000XCM, 32 * 5 min

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NGC 6992 "Veil Nebula" in Cygnus

Stellarvue Nighthawk 80mm f6, SBIG4000XCM, 5 min * 30

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NGC 6960/6979/6992 "Veil Nebula" in Cygnus
Waxing Moon 65% shining directly on the observatory

Orion Short ST-80mm f5, SBIG4000XCM, Two frame mosaic, each 10 min * 9

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NGC 7023 "Iris Nebula in Cepheus
This nebula has eluded me for a decade until I bought a One-Shot-Color Camera

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST4000XCM, 5 min * 25

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NGC 7293 "Helix Nebula" in Aquarius

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f6.3 Focal Reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM, 5 min * 14

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NGC 7479 Galaxy in Pegasus

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, SBIG ST-7E, 8*15 min

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NGC 7635 "Bubble Nebula" in Cassiopiea

Meade 2080 8 in f/10 SCT, SBIG ST4000XCM, 10 min * 20

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NGC 7822 Nebula in Cepheus

Stellarvue Nighthawk 80mm refractor, SBIG ST-7E, Astronomik Ha filter, 6 min * 12

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IC 410 Nebula in Auriga
Note the "Tadpole Nebulas" in the lower right

Stellarvue Nighthawk 80mm refractor, SBIG ST-7E, Astronomik Ha filter 15 min * 8

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IC 443 "Jellyfish" Nebula in Gemini

Stellarvue Nighthawk 80mm refractor, SBIG ST-7E,Astronomik Ha filter, 15 min * 7

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IC 443 "Jellyfish Nebula" in Gemini

Stellarvue Nighthawk 80mm refractor, SBIG ST4000XCM, 3 min * 18

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IC 5146 "Cocoon Nebula" in Cygnus

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, f 6.3 Reducer, SBIG ST4000XCM, 5 min * 26

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Jupiter animation with 2 Moon Shadows and GRS
Every five minutes 3/22/04 20:21 - 21:21 EST
Io's Shadow starts left of Europa's shadow, passes, ends up on the right
Moons can be see passing across surface, emerging on right, ending in space

Meade 2080 8 in, ToUcam, 450 Images * 12 frames

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Saturn 2005

Meade 2080 8 in SCT, Barlow, ToUcam, 110 frames

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