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Leo Taylor's Nighttime Astronomy Photographs
Most of the photos on this website were taken in light polluted Hamden Connecticut by an amateur whose first and largest telescope is a Meade 2080 LX-3 SCT purchased in Summer 1997. I hope to provide an example of what can be done by a novice under adverse conditions. All film photos were taken with a Pentax K1000. In Fall 2000 I built a small back-yard roll-off-roof observatory and bought an SBIG ST-7E. Most photos since 2000 are taken with the SBIG except for some Solar System objects taken with Phillips ToUcam. In November 2006 I bought a Pentax DSLR for color shots of objects the SBIG has trouble with. In April 2010 I bought an SBIG ST-4000XCM Color camera
SBIG: July 2017 M17, NGC 6503, Aug 2017 NGC 6871, M2, NGC 6995
Pentax DSLR: Apr (2016) Other/Orion, Moon crescent, M44 Wide, May 2016 Mercury Transit
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Tour Updated 6/2013
Messier Nebulas NGC Nebulas Part 1 NGC and IC Nebulas Part 2 Messier Galaxies NGC Galaxies Part 1 NGC Galaxies Part 2 Messier Clusters Part 1 Messier Clusters Part 2 NGC and IC Clusters Planets Moon ToUcam Lunar 100 Sunspots/Venus Transit Satellites Comets Other Objects Equipment Elizabeth Observatory
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