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M17 Omega Nebula
M17 Omega Nebula at Orion Store
M17 Omega Nebula at Orion Store
My Father bought me a small reflector scope for Christmas when I was 10. When I retired, three years ago, I found a used XT10 Skyquest and spent my first year getting re-acquainted with the night sky. I gradually got moved to the "dark side" of imaging (as we call it) after going to Comanche Springs Astronomy Campus, two years ago. I started purchasing equipment and software and got some good tips from the other Volunteers (which I am now one) at CSAC.
Date Taken: 09/09/2013
Photographer: John A.
Location: Wichita Falls, TX
Telescope: Orion Premium 110mm f/7 ED Apochromatic Refractor Telescope
Other Mount: CGEM
Camera: Orion StarShoot G3 Deep Space Monochrome Imaging Camera
Processing: Maxim DL5, PHD, PixInsight, Photoshop
Exposure: 14x600 each filter
Other Equipment Used: 5578, 5579, 5587, 5527, 8894, 7231
Notes: I use a Moonlight focuser on the 110mm scope. I processed the NB subs in the HST palette. All subs were taken in a light polluted area near schools, illuminated ballfields, and an Air base.

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