Date Taken: 01/19/2013 Photographer:
Alan B. Location: Riceville, TN
Orion EON 80mm f/6.25
Canon 7D unmodifed w/CLS filter Processing: Stacked in DSS and processed in CS5 Exposure: 102x2 minutes (40x15 seconds for the core) plus darks and flats Other Equipment Used: Orion Short Tube 80mm, Orion Starshoot Autoguider, Orion Dew Zapper, Orion 12.5mm Reticle Eyepiece Notes: Taken from a yellow/orange zone and with a 59% illuminated moon so I had to take tons of relatively short subs.
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