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NGC 869/884 - Double Cluster  by Paul BorchardtNGC 869 / 884 - Double Cluster
Canon T3i piggyback on B-Scope. ISO 1600, f/5.6.  Total exposure: 20 minutes. 20 exposures at 60 seconds. Stacking done in Nebulosity and processing done in both Nebulosity and Photoshop.
October 2016
Photo: Paul Borchardt

Northern Cross Region  by Paul BorchardtNorthern Cross Region   
From the North Woods StarFest. DSLR at 1600 ISO with a 50mm lens stopped down to F2.8. Unfiltered. Image is a stack of 20 three minute exposures. Stacking and post processing done in Nebulosity and Photoshop. There were no filters used on any of these images. Field size 21°x 17°. Aug 2016
Photo: Paul Borchardt

Millky Way by Paul BorchardtMilky Way   
From the North Woods StarFest. DSLR at 1600 ISO with a 50mm lens stopped down to F2.8. Unfiltered. Image is a stack of 20 three minute exposures. Stacking and post processing done in Nebulosity and Photoshop. There were no filters used on any of these images. Field size 21°x 17°. Aug 2016
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M44, Beehive Cluster  by Frank KenneyM44 - Beehive Cluster    

Remotely imaged. Scope: Planewave 622mm CDK, Camera: Finger Lakes PL09000 CCD.
Aug 2016
Photo: Frank Kenney

M52 /  NGC 7635M52 / Bubble Nebula
F-Scope, HyperStar at f/1.9.
Canon T5 DSLR.
Nov 2015.
Processed by: Paul Borchardt

M52 /  NGC 7635M52 / Bubble Nebula
F-Scope, HyperStar at f/1.9.
Canon T5 DSLR.
Nov 2015.
Processed by: Steve Volp


M46 with NGC 2348M 46 with NGC 2348
8" VX in the Zit Observatory. Canon 60D DSLR at ISO2000. 90sec X 18 exp.
February 2015
Photo by: Tamas Kriska

M45M45 - The Pleaides
TOA-130F, f/5.3, STF-8300M. LRGB. Total exp: 4.0 hrs (6X10 min for each band.)
Oct. 2015.
Photo: Dennis Roscoe


M 11M 11
B-scope, prime focus using a Sony NEX. 30 secondexps at ISO800, stacked using Deep Sky Stacker. PP in Photoshop. Sep 2013

Photo by: Chistopher Guest

M38M 38
TOA-130F, f/5.3, STF-8300M. 5nm NB Filters, Total exp: 12 hrs (5hr Ha, 4hr SII, and 3hr OIII), Mar 2014.

Photo by: Dennis Roscoe


M 11M 11
B-scope, prime focus using a Canon 60D DSLR. 16x30sec exps at ISO800 stacked using Deep Sky Stacker. PP in Photoshop. Nov 2013

Photo by: Tamas Kriska

M11M 11
Remotely imaged from NM. Takahashi TOA-150 scope, SBIG ST-8300C camera. 6 5 min exposures. Sep 2013

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz


M45M 45
Remote from NM.  Takahashi BRC-250 on Paramount Mount, it is the sum of 4 15 min exp. Jan 2007

Photo by: Tom Schmidtkunz

M-81M 45
Taken from the Yanko farm.

May 2005

Photo by: Dan Yanko