Wednesday, March 7, 2012

Club Star Party Results

(copied from my personal observing blog - - from February 26th)

If you like what you see, become a member and come star watching with us :)

Star party in a blue zone (light pollution minimal) and being able to see the Milky Way is hard to beat.

Crescent Moon - stacked 3 shots at 400 iso 1/400th

Pleiades - nice and bright

I bumped the levels some to show how many stars we had.
Sirius is the bright one in the center of the frame.

Bode's Nebula (M81 and M82)

The reason I bought my first telescope.
Horsehead Nebula on the right (looks like a knight in chess)
and Flame Nebula on the left.

Orion's Nebula
This is probably my last attempt at Orion before it warms up.
This is two different shots blended in the middle to keep detail near the trapezium.
The long exposure was 120 seconds x 22 shots to get about 7 good ones.