I took this through my Astrotech 66mm telescope with a solar filter as the sun set on a far away hillside. Nikon D100 camera, 1/30 s exposure, fixed tripod. Click the picture for a larger image.
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M106 and Friends
Orion Star Trails over Starry Nights
Other Star Trail Shots here
NGC 2360 (NGC2360)
This is a mag. 7.2 open cluster near Thor's Helmet. I landed on it while trying to find the helmet, and decided to shoot it for posterity.
Had 2 perfect and one excellent night on this trip.
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My plans and notes for the night...
m67 cluster near beehive M63 and 94 possible M97/108 at 10:08 check focus after 11 and maybe go to 109 some passing clouds around 12:19 temp 44 at 1:30 slight breeze clouds gone last shots tryihg for paplion in big dipper???
Thor's Helmet is NGC2359 M74 start M109 area NGC2174 near orion ngc 7023, iris nebula M61 15th Notes: did not drift align. Start temp ~32, finish ~20. Sigma 14mm on F2 at f5.6 or f5.6 plus Nik 18mm on F3 at f5.6 Oly 21mm at on om2n at f8 16 notes, m33 guiding spikey at end 1.7 avg 9:30 temp 42, not moving, focus good moving to ic443 at 10:48 top graph x/y is periodic with 2's on the top, must be dec corrections due to imperfect polar. did some drifting tonight had to crank az tons transparency vg-ish 11:44, getting a bit windy, cold front coming in from N 1st night some frost, 2nd night dry, third also seems dry