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18-DEC-2009 Press F11 for Full Screen view

Orions Spectacular Sword - Eureka Prize 2010

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Runner up: 2010 Eureka Prize for Scientific Photography

AP152 F7.5 Starfire APO + FLI ProLine11002 CCD & CFW-2-7
LHaRGB = 5hrs 6hrs 30 30 30min Astronomik filters**
-35C chip temp, darks and flats (AstroHandy LightRing used for flats)
12MPPS download speed = 1.5sec/full frame download at bin 1X1.
Image scale = 1.4"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress SXVH9

** I dedicate this image to "Gin" the much loved dog, pet and companion
of Bob and Pat Humphreys. Rest in Peace at Sawyers Gully Gin! XXOO

Taken from Bob and Pats farm in average seeing

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Finger Lakes Instrumentation (FLI) CCD cameras and equipment:

StarlightXpress CCD cameras and equipment

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann/Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 4

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software

AstroHandy Accessories

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