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  • Leo Triplet

    Posted: May 5th, 2008



    Original size: 4290x2856

    DATE
    May 5th, 2008

    PHOTO
    Exposure: 5 x 4 minutes
    Focal: 540mm, f/5.4

    EQUIPMENT
    Imaging Scope: Televue NP101is
    Camera:Canon 400D Stock (unmodified)
    Guide camera: None
    Guide scope: None
    Mount: Takahashi EM-400

    SITE & CONDITIONS
    Henry Coe State Park, Morgan Hill, CA
    Seeing: Ok
    Transparency: Ok

    SOFTWARE
    Stacking: None
    Processing: Photoshop

    AUTHOR
    Rogelio Bernal Andreo

    COMMENTS
    I know one day I'll come back to these images and say "Only 4 minutes exposures?? Only 5 frames???" but I guess it's all part of the learning process. Since I'm still not guiding, I must keep the exposure time short, and 4 minutes is as much as I can go while keeping nice round stars (well,at least round). Eventually I'll start doing autoguiding and then I should be able to do all these objects with longer exposure times.


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