Friday, October 05, 2007

Orion and Running Man Nebula - M42 & NGC1977

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©2007 Richard Murray

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Techno Stuff: 10/6/07 Camera: SBIG STL-11000M , Imaging Scope:TAK FSQ-106 ED, One 60 sec exposure with a clear filter, Autoguided, Processed with CCDStack, Photoshop CS2, PixInsight

Notes: I'd like to say I went out and bought a bunch of new insanely expensive equipment but I didn't. This is my first image taken using equipment that is part of the Gobal-Rent-A-Scope stable of fine instruments which are located throughout the world.

This image was taken by me over the internet with a robotically controled scope located in the central part of South Australia on 10/6/07 at 3:30am Ausie time. Here in the US at my location it was in the early afternoon.

Keep in mind this is not a stack of exposures. It is just one 60 sec exposure through a clear filter when the moon was at 33% illumination. Not bad at all for such a short time.

The Beginning Of My New Observatory

The hole is dug for the pier.

©2007 Richard Murray

The base for the pier is complete.

©2007 Richard Murray

Notes: Construction should begin on 10-11-07 and be completed within two or three days. The observatory is going to be a 10' by 14' with a 5' by 10' warm room. More images to come . . .