Deep Sky Astroimaging
This page shows my initial attempts with an SBIG ST-7E
camera and the Meade 8" LX200.
M20 The Trifid Nebula
Approximately 9,000 light years distant.
A dark nebula creates the appearance of branches in this emission nebula.
The sum of 9 three minute guided images.
NGC253, Spiral Galaxy in Sculptor
Viewed nearly edge-on at a distance of
10 million light years.
(sum of 8 forty second unguided images.)
M1, The Crab Nebula
The remnants of a supernova explosion at a distance of 6,300 light years.
(sum of 9 unguided sixty second images.)
M74, A Spiral Galaxy in Pisces
This galaxy is similar in size to our Milky Way at
95,000 light years across. It lies approximately 35 million
light years from Earth.
(sum of 25 unguided sixty second images.)
M30, A Globular Cluster
26,000 light years distant.
(sum of 10 unguided sixty second images)
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