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NGC7635 – The Bubble Nebula

I went to Anza on the 11th of August for the Perseids and decided to spend the night imaging the Bubble Nebula (NGC7635). This was a fantastic night, I saw more meteors than I can remember seeing in a single … Continue reading

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M20 – The Trifid Nebula

Publication: This picture was voted winner of the Cloudynight DSLR challenge for July 2012. Just about two months after my last session I am (finally!) back in Anza! Forecast wasn’t super optimistic but it turned out to be a very … Continue reading

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M101 – The Pinwheel Galaxy

I wanted to have at least 3 hours of M101 and had hoped for 5 hours but ended up with 3.5 hours. If it wasn’t for Dan’s help,┬áit would have probably been worse. For some reason, the Lodestar was no … Continue reading

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AT8RC – 2″ MoonLite Focuser

My AT8RC came with the stock Astronomy Technologies focuser. It is known to somewhat under-perform. Mine was no exception but I have to admit it was quite a bit better than what I was expecting (considering the bad comment I … Continue reading

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AT8RC – Field Flatteners and Reducers

Ever since I bought my 8″ Ritchey Chretien telescope I have been using it with the Astronomy Technologies AT2FF which is designed to work with most of the brand’s refractor as well as their 6″, 8″ and 10″ RC. The … Continue reading

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NGC7023 – The Iris Nebula

As soon as the moon set I started shooting the Iris Nebula. I was able to get about 3 hours worth of data. If wind had not started blowing around 3 AM, I would have pretty much doubled the total … Continue reading

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M5

I went back to Anza on April 28th 2012 to test this OAG setup. Unfortunately and for the second time it didn’t work as planed. I will update my web page about the OAG soon for more details. But basically, … Continue reading

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M51 – The Whirlpool Galaxy

After about two months of bad weather on the week-ends I was finally able to make it to Anza on April 20th 2012. I already knew I was going to shoot at M51 but I was pretty excited to test … Continue reading

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AT8RC – OAG Setup for DSLR Cameras

Update, 06/04/2012: I’ve received the replacement prism from Teleskop Service. Great support, it took only a few days to receive it. The prism that came with my original OAG9 was cracked and was the reason stars appeared “crossed”. Update, 05/20/2012: … Continue reading

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M81, M82 – Bode’s Galaxies

I wanted to fit M81 and M82 in the same frame and it’s actually what I did the first night I had the 8″ RC out. However, I wasn’t entirely satisfied with my framing (I didn’t expect M81’s faint arms … Continue reading

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