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Leo Triplet

Posted: May 5th, 2008

Original size: 4290x2856

May 5th, 2008

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

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

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

Stacking: None
Processing: Photoshop

Rogelio Bernal Andreo

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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