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California Nebula

California Nebula with the 60DA. Composite of H-Alpha and Light Pollution Filter Shot.

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Gamma Cygni Area

The area around Gamma Cygni. Composite of H-Alpha and Light Pollution Filter. 2 min subs.

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Embryo Nebula H-Alpha

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Flaming Star Nebula H-Alpha

The Flaming Star Nebula, H-alpha and Light Pollution Filter composite.

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North America and Pelican Nebulae. H-alpha

I just got a Hydrogen-Alpha clip-in filter for my 60DA. Totally blown away by some of these shots (click any for hi-res).

First the H-alpha of the North America Nebula. Taken from my backyard…with a neighbor’s security light on.

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Combined with a color shot I took a few years ago.

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Buzzard Rock and M31

One of the overlooks on the way to the top.

 

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M31, M32 and M110 from the campsite.

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A cool canopy of trees that kind of looks like North America.

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M57, the Ring Nebula

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M81 and M82

Shot these in my backyard with a light pollution filter through my SCT. 10-minute subs.

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Winter Star Party 2016 Part 2

I also did a lot of shots of Orion and the various nebulae.

Flame Nebula.

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The Belt and Sword region.

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And the whole constellation.

Winter Star Party 2016 Part 1

It’s quite late coming, but here’s some of my better shots from the 2016 Winter Star Party. Wide field of the Southern Sky with the Southern Cross on the Horizon.

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Sunset one of the nights.

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Another sunset shot.

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Sunrise over the water with a cool mirage effect.

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M35 with the Jellyfish and Monkey Head Nebulae.

 

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Nice shot of M51 with my autoguider through the Celestron SCT.

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The Eskimo Nebula.

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The Eta Carina Nebula, wide.

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Close-up of the Keyhole Nebula.

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Rosette Nebula.

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Wide field of Canis Major.

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