Date Taken: 08/19/2011 Photographer:
Thomas W. Location: Pickwick Observatory, NE Miss.
Orion 8" f/4 Astrograph
8.3MP Cooled CCD Camera Processing: Acquired with ImagesPlus Camera Control v4.0. Calibrated, combined, stacked and processed with ImagesPlus v4.25 Image cropped approximately 25% for centering. Exposure: 15 subs at 300 sec (5min) for a total of 75 minutes Other Equipment Used: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope and Orion StarShoot Auto Guider Notes: The Orion Mini-50mm Guide Scope has been a fantastic addition to my imaging setup. Its light weight and compact size has allowed me to dynamically balance my Newtonian Astrograph (normally a challenge) and achieve almost perfect guiding. And, I have never yet failed find a guide-star when using the Mini 50mm Guide Scope and SSAG combination.
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