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M45 by Gabe ShaugnnessyM45 - The Pleiades
Scope: TMB92SS @ f/4.4, Reducer: TRF-2008 0.8x, Camera: QSI690-wsg8, Mount: Mach1 GTO. Exposure: RGB - 30x5min., 2.5 hrs total exposure. Software: SGP, PHD2, APCC, Pixinsight. Dec. 2017
Photo: Gabe Shaughnessy

NGC 869 - Half of the Double Cluster - Chad AndristNGC 869 - Half of the Double Cluster
Scope: TPO 8RCT, Camera: ASI1600MMC CMOS, Gain/Offset at Unity, Temp -15C, L: 15x10s, R:15x10s, G:15x10s, B:15x10s. Software: SGP, Pixinsight
November 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

M45 - The Pleiades - Jason DoyleM45 - The Pleiades
Scope: Explore Scientific Mak-Newt Comet Hunter, Canon 60D @ ISO 1600. 33 minutes total = 11x180 sec. Stacked in DSS, processed in PS
November 2017
Photo: Jason Doyle

M73 by Lee KeithM73
6" scope with no motorized focus. Stack of 50 3 sec exposures.
October, 2017
Photo: Lee Keith

M20 - Trifid Nebula by Chad AndristM20 - Trifid Nebula
Camera: ASI1600MMC, Scope: TPO 8RC f/8 1625mm FL. 1.2 hours in LRGB, L: 57x45s, R: 20x60s, G: 20x60s, B: 20x60s. Processing in Pixinsight.
August 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

M16 - Eagle Nebula by Chad AndristM16- Eagle Nebula
Camera: ASI1600MMC, Scope: TPO8RC, 1625mm FL, f/8. 2.8 hours integration: Ha 11x300s, OIII 11x300s, SII 11x300s. Pre/post processing done in Pixinsight.
August 2017
Photo: Chad Andrist

M16 by Tom MaxwellM16 - The Eagle Nebula
Scope: Explore Scientific 127MM Triplet. Camera: ZWO ASI1600 Cooled OSC. 60 exp, 60 sec each. Processed in Deep Sky Stacker and PS.
July 2017
Photo: Tom Maxwell

M7 by Frank KenneyM7

Imaged remote from Mt Teide, off the coast of northern Africa.
Jul. 2017
Photo by: Frank Kenney

M8 - The Lagoon Nebula  by Paul BorchardtM8 - The Lagoon Nebula
F-Scope, HyperStar at f/1.9 Canon T5 DSLR. ISO 1600. 20 exps of 2 min each along w/ 20 more at 30 secs each. Processing in Nebulosity, Pixinsight, and Photomatix Pro. April 2017.
Photo: Paul Borchardt

M8 - The Lagoon Nebula by Steve WiencekM8 - The Lagoon Nebula
Scope: TAK 150 with flattener at F7.2. Camera: SBIG 8300STT. ImagePlus, Nebulosity, and Photo Shop. Hubble pallet. 
Jan 2017
Photo: Steve Wiencek

M44, Beehive Cluster  by Frank KenneyM44 - Beehive Cluster    
Remotely imaged. Scope: Planewave 622mm CDK, Camera: Finger Lakes PL09000 CCD.
Aug 2016
Photo: Frank Kenney

M16, Eagle Nebula  by Jeff KraenkeM16 - Eagle Nebula
G-Scope, STT-8300 camera, L - 5@1 min, RGB- 5@ 3mins.
June 2016
Photo: Jeff Kraehnke

M20 by Paul BorchardtM20
F-Scope, HyperStar at f/1.9 Canon T5 DSLR. 50 min. exposure, 25X120 sec.
June 2016
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

M17  - Paul BorchardtM17
F-Scope, HyperStar at f/1.9 Canon T5 DSLR. ISO800, 40 min. exposure, 20X120 sec.
June 2016
Photo by: Paul Borchardt

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

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

M8 - F Scope f/1.9M17 - Swan Nebula
F-Scope, Hyperstar at f/1.9
Canon 60D DSLR, 10 30 sec exp.
Aug 2015
Photo by: Tamas Kriska

M8 - F ScopeM8 - Lagoon Nebula
F-Scope, Hyperstar at f/1.9
Canon 60D DSLR, 10 30sec exp.
Aug 2015
Photo by: Tamas Kriska

M20 / M21 - F ScopeM20 - Trifid Nebula with M21
F-Scope, Hyperstar at f/1.9
Canon 60D DSLR, 10 30sec exp.
Aug 2015
Photo by: Tamas Kriska

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

M8 - Lagoon NebulaM8 - Lagoon Nebula
TOA-130F, f/5.3, STF-8300M. 5nm NB Filters, Total exp: 7 hrs (2hr Ha, 2hr SII, and 3hr OIII).
July 2014.
Photo by: Dennis Roscoe

M16 - Eagle NebulaM16 - Eagle Nebula
TOA-130F, f/5.3, STF-8300M. 5nm NB Filters, Total exp: 7.5 hrs (2hr Ha, 2hr SII, and 3.5hr OIII),
June 2014.
Photo by: Dennis Roscoe

M16 in RGBM16
Z-Scope, RGB image. Combined with Nebulosity.
Jun. 2014
Photo by: Scott Jamieson

M16 in HaM16
Z-Scope, Ha filter.
Combined in Nebulosity.
Jun. 2014
Photo by: Scott Jamieson