Saturday, October 13, 2007

Burke Avenue Observatory Almost Done

About six hours left till it's finished!

©2007 Richard Murray

Notes: This is the result of two days work and about a half day to go. Oh boy!

It's 10' x 14' in size with a 5' x 10' warm room and a 9' x 10' scope area.

Thursday, October 11, 2007

IC5070 Pelican Nebula

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©2007 Richard Murray

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Notes: This was a short exposure run just to test out the GRAS3 scope in New Mexico (1 of 6 scopes available for rental at that location).

The good news is the Tak 150 has about the same field of view as my 80mm Megrez APO which means I can combine images taken at my home observatory with those taken with the Tak in New Mexixo. :>))

Imaging Details:

Date: 10-8-07
Object: IC5070 Pelican Nebula
Telescope: Takahashi TOA 150
Mount: Paramount ME
Camera: SBIG ST-10 XME ABG
Filter: Astrodon Ha
Exposure: Ha - 30 min [10 min subs]
Processing: CCDStack, Photoshop CS2, PixInsight
Location: GRAS Observatory, Mayhill, NM