June 2000 Images
C8 Fastar (mainly)
"The Dumb-bell." My first color (RGB) image. Not very successful: the telescope must have shifted during the green exposure, and no amount of post-process shifting on my part can get it right!
"The Trifid." Using MaxIm DL/CCD now as my image manipulation/camera control software of choice... However, as I found with this image, the software mixed up the green and red filters (easy enough to sort out, though)! This image, like the one above, is heavily cropped; the file size has been reduced further using other means.
|Hickson 56 (Arp 322)
Twenty one-minute exposures stacked. Hickson 56A (the little edge-on gal)
was visible with just a one minute exposure. This galaxy is extremely
difficult--visually--in a 17.5 reflector! One of my favorite perspectives in the whole
|NGC 4631 and NGC 4627
"The Millenium Falcon." My favorite edge-on. Twenty thirty-second exposures stacked, stretched, and cropped.
|NGC 4565 and NGC 4562
"Berenices' Hairclip." Everyone else's favorite edge-on! Twenty thirty-second exposures stacked, stretched, and cropped.
"The Crescent Nebula." Twenty thirty-second exposures stacked, stretched, and cropped.
|M84 and M86
NGC's 4388, 4387, and 4402.
Only a 30-second exposure; quite noisy.
"The Inkspot." Taken with my 4" refractor (Genesis sdf f/5.4). Ten thirty-second exposures stacked, stretched, and cropped.
Twenty sixty-second exposures stacked, log-scaled, and cropped.
|B72 and B's: 70, 71,69, 68 and part of 74.
"The Snake." Ten thirty-second exposures stacked and stretched.
"The Pinwheel." A disappointing image; very noisy. I don't know what went wrong... Ten 60-second images stacked and stretched.
"The Whirlpool." 20 one-minute exposures stacked, stretched, and cropped.
A B&W image (compare with color one above). 20 thirty-second exposures stacked, stretched, and cropped.
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