May 11-13, 2010

Object Info: M106 in Canes Venatici
Location:  Texas Star Party - Prude Ranch, Fort Davis Texas.
Exposure Info: LRGB 300:70:60:60 minutes, 10 min unbinned subs
Scope/Mount: Takahashi FS-152 refractor and Takahashi NJP mount
Camera: SBIG STL11000 astro CCD camera
Guiding: External guiding using Borg 50mm guidescope and SBIG remote guide head.
Processing: CCDSoft for image acquisition. CCDStack for calibration, normalization, and mean combine. Mira AL for registration.  Photoshop CS2 for levels/curves and additional adjustments.



October 16 & 17, 2009


Object Info: The Pinwheel Galaxy in Triangulum - M33
Location:  Eldorado Star Party.  X-Bar Ranch
Exposure Info: LRGB 170:60:60:60 minutes, all 10 min unbinned subs
Scope/Mount: Takahashi FS-152 refractor and Takahashi NJP mount
Camera: SBIG STL11000 astro CCD camera
Guiding: Internal guiding on the STL11000
Processing: CCDSoft for image acquisition. CCDStack for calibration, normalization, and mean combine. Mira AL for registration.  Photoshop CS2 for levels/curves and other adjustments.


October 17, 2009

Object Info: Mirach's Ghost - Elliptical Galaxy in Andromeda.  Herschel H224-2 or NGC 404.
Location:  Eldorado Star Party.  X-Bar Ranch
Exposure Info: RGB 21:21:21 minutes, all 7 min unbinned subs
Scope/Mount: Takahashi FS-152 refractor and Takahashi NJP mount
Camera: SBIG STL11000 astro CCD camera
Guiding: Internal guiding on the STL11000
Processing: CCDSoft for image acquisition. CCDStack for calibration, normalization, and mean combine. Mira AL for registration.  Photoshop CS2 for levels/curves and other adjustments.