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Star Light Observing
Astronomy Images
Starlight images are captured by an SBIG ST-7 dual CCD camera through a Meade F10 * 200mm LX200 telescope.
Astro Images - Click on image to enlarge. GAK
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35mm Photographic images.
leonids meteors(2001-11-19/20)
Images of the 2002 Ceduna S.A.
solar eclipse(2002-12-04)
ST-7 CCD images.
1997 - 2002
Video imagery taken with
Sony DCR - TRV27E
Leo'nids Meteor Shower Nov. 2001
~ 7K size 448 x 100 pix.
~ 17:42 ACST 
South Australia.
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McNaught / P1 Jan.2007
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Thumbnail display of images (left) - Image data (right) - Image sizes (below)
Tracking the sky is done by the telescope on a portable equatorial mount.
Some of the images are fuzzy as perfect focus & polar alignment was not achieved.
Orion nebula
Dust illuminated by the stars in the area.
~ 17.5K
Size 382 x 255
60sec. exposure
@ -10C
no processing
 raw off camera.
Fuzzy due to
tracking problems
Orion nebula
Dust and Stars
  ~17K
Size 765 x 510
15sec. exposure
@ -10C
drak frame 
subtracted
Orion nebula
Colourful
~ 15K COLOUR
Size 760x 500
180sec. exposures
@ -10C
combined dfs
red, green & blue images.
M43 in Orion
Dec. 1997
M42 in Orion
Jan. 2002
 M42 in Orion
 Jan. 2002
Earth's Moon
Mountains on the moon.
~ 12K
Size 765 x 510
0.2sec. exposure
@ -13C
Sharpen process.
Fuzzy when enlarged, focus problems...
Earth's Moon
Craters
~ 14K
Size 765 x 510
1sec. exposure
@ -13C
Exposure adjusted
& sharpened...
Over exposing,
needs filter.
Earth's Moon
In orbit around the moon, from earth.
~ 11K
Size 765 x 510
 0.1sec. exposure
@ -14C
Sharpen process.
Fuzzy when enlarged,
focus problems...
Moon (shot #2)
Mar. 1997
Moon (shot #4)
Mar.1997
Moon (shot #5)
Apr.1997
Planetary Nebula
Fuzzy triangular patch of light.
~ 21k
Size 765 x 510
60sec. exposure
@ -15C
Heavily processed.
Tracking & 
exposure problems...
Galaxy
A Galaxy far far away....
~ 9K
Size 768 x 510
120sec. exposure
@ -15C
Heavily processed.
Tracking & light
pollution problems.
Galaxy
Galaxy arms
~ 10K
Size 765 x 510
240sec. exposure
@ -15C
Heavily processed.
Tracking & heavy
light pollution..
NGC2261
Feb.1998
NGC3115
Feb.1998
NGC3521
Feb.1997
Planetary Nebula
Gaseous Anomaly
~ 14K
Size 765x510
300sec. exposure
@ -15C

Processed with
Dark frame subtract.

Galaxy

~ 25K
Animation
 300sec. exposure
@ -15C

Varying the dynamic light & dark ranges.

   
NGC3132
Jan.2002
 NGC3242
 Jan.2002
 
 
Local Stars
Orion's belt star
~ 7K
Size 765 x 510
120sec. exposure
@ -15C

Processed with
Dark frame subtract.

OMEGA CENTAURI 
Its full of Stars !
~ 63K
Size 765 x 510
15sec. exposure
@ -15'C
lightly processed
OK, but has
tracking problems.
M46 Open Star...
Small dots of colour
~ 17K COLOUR
Size 446 x 510
 15sec. exposures
@ -15'C
lightly processed
red, green & blue
images.
Al'nil'am / MSC50
Jan.2002 
NGC5139
Feb. 1997
 M46
Jan.2002

All Images are taken  3 Km from Melbourne. Light pollution at Clifton Hill has increased
from street lights, city buildings and bridges being spot light illuminated towards the sky.


More images will be placed here, these are the best I've taken so far, but are not the best I can take.

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