Milky Way over Diamond Peak, Oregon





Taken from Wolf Mt. NW of Diamond Peak
Canon F1
Canon 50mm f/1.4 Stopped down to f/2.8
Kodak E200 puhed
8 min exposure
Piggyback Losmandy G11
2 image mosaic/composite/ 3rd image of foreground 
Telescope / Lens 50 f/1.4 Canon Camera Lens stopped down
Mount Type Piggyback on G11 (Stepper)
Camera Canon F-1 with Bright Screen & Angle B magnifier
 Filters 112mm UV
 Film  Kodak E200 (Slide Film)
 Exposure 10 minutes; manual guiding FS/78
 Processing Push 1, Scanned – 2400 dpi, Photoshop
 Date July 2003-Milky Way; Diamond Peak 8/2006
 Location Panther Creek, south of Veneta, Oregon
 Conditions 1200′ magnitude 6 Skies; Clear, steady

M33 NGC598 Triangulum Galaxy

M 33 (NGC 598) Triangulum Galaxy
M33 is visible to the naked aye from a very dark site , it is very challenging but it can be seen. M33 is a Type SC galaxy belonging to the local group, 0.9 mpc or 3.1 Million Light Years away. This is a new image taken with a TMB triplet CNC APO 80mm f/6 with a Tele-Vue .8 reducer/flattener(TRF2008. The full resolution image actually reveals the hint of structure and stars within the many red nebula knots shown throughout its arms. These Nebula (Red areas) are star forming areas much like the Great Orion Nebula (M42) and Eagle Nebula (M16). I had taken a much shorter image years ago with an Orion ED 80 and wanted to really capture more detail. I also noted that several background galaxies are also visible throughout the image seen through some of M33’s arms.

Telescope / Lens TMB 80 mm f/ 6 with Tele-Vue .8 Reducer TRF2008 / reduced TMB to f/4.8   –  384 mm  Focal Length
Mount Type Astrophysics 1200
 Filters Astrodon LRGB e-series of balanced filters     (generation 1) 9nm HA
 Film  CCD
 Exposure 345 minutes (5.75 Hours) HaLRGB (Ha=50 min; L=145 min; RGB= 150 min.; (5 min. & 10 min. sub-images)
 Processing CCDSoft, CCDStack, AIP, Photoshop CS2
 Date  09/19/2009
 Location Snow Peak, S/E of Cottage Grove, Oregon                122° 52′ 35″ W, 43° 31′ 21″N
 Conditions 4658′ elevation, magnitude 6 Skies; Clear ; Humidity 65-80% 51 degrees, wind 0-3 M.P.H.