HAS Site, March 2008
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Scroll down to see the moon pictures, as well as M83, the Sombrero, M81/M82, and more from March 7/8, 2008.


Cat's Paw 2009, NGC 6334

Above is a better version of the Cat's Paw...  34x5 minutes, Takahashi TOA 130  Telescope (a 5" APO refractor telescope) with the reducer, AP 900GTO mount, QHY8 CCD CameraOther pictures from the camera are are here.  Images processed using my Astronomy Image Processing Workflow.  This was the last image from my March 2009 trip to the Davis Mountains.  I set up the shot around 4 in the morning, went to bed, and hoped for the best.  Compare the image above with my older DSLR image at the bottom of this page.    Other March 2009 Astronomy Images

 


Cat's Paw Nebula: NGC 6634 (NGC6634)

Note there's an improved "Cat's Paw" picture here: Southern Scorpius: Cat's Paw Nebula, NGC 6634

This pictures shows NGC 6334, the Cat's Paw nebula in southern Scorpius.  This was the last shot of the night as it rose in the SE around 4:00 a.m.  9x4=36min exposure March 9, 2008.  All astronomy images:  Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor) with the TAK flattener, guided with  SBIG STV, Astro-Physics AP 900GTO mount  My current image processing workflow is here.

http://www.astrosurf.com/antilhue/ngc_6334.htm and http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap991207.html and a picture with a huge professional scope http://apod.nasa.gov/apod/ap080304.html


Antares Pictures and Area Index

See the other pictures from these nights below.


Leo Trio

M83

Sombrero Galaxy, M104

M81-M82

M68 and Clusters

Older: Moon
and Planets
Older: Images of other objects in ScorpiusOlder: NGC 6231
HAS Site pix indexed here


Moon Sets into the Trees, 3/8/2008 HAS Site


Same night, expose to show detail on the illuminated section.

"The Sky" says this is 2.4% illuminated, somewhere near 30 hours old.

 

All astronomy images:  Canon EOS 20Da (unmodified), Takahashi TOA 130 (a 5" APO refractor) with the TAK flattener, guided with  SBIG STV, Astro-Physics AP 900GTO mount  My current image processing workflow is here.

 

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