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Created 9-Nov-09
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From a young age, I have been fascinated by the night sky. I feel a special, almost tangible connection with God as I stand down here looking up at His creation. Using a telescope and camera, I'm able to appreciate the vastness of this creation even more. The deeper we look, the more we see.

One would think that only huge telescopes at mountaintop observatories would be able to capture stunning images, but this is not the case. My main telescope is a mere 80mm round -- not much bigger than a telephoto camera lens!

Most of the image descriptions come from Wikipedia.

Latest

Visitors 274
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Created 30-Nov-13
Modified 30-Nov-13
Latest

Nebulae

Visitors 3386
31 photos
Created 16-Nov-13
Modified 16-Nov-13
Nebulae

Galaxies

Visitors 2642
30 photos
Created 4-Nov-13
Modified 4-Nov-13
Galaxies

Star Clusters

Visitors 508
5 photos
Created 30-Nov-13
Modified 30-Nov-13
Star Clusters

Messier Catalog

Visitors 207
25 photos
Created 4-Nov-13
Modified 4-Nov-13
Messier Catalog

Recognized and Published Images

Visitors 336
23 photos
Created 29-May-12
Modified 29-May-12
Recognized and Published Images

Other

Visitors 99
5 photos
Created 28-Jan-10
Modified 28-Jan-10
Other

Processing Example

Visitors 465
7 photos
Created 26-Oct-16
Modified 26-Oct-16
Processing Example

B&W (H-Alpha)

Visitors 220
4 photos
Created 25-Aug-11
Modified 25-Aug-11
B&W (H-Alpha)

Flat Analysis

Visitors 247
3 photos
Created 10-Jan-10
Modified 10-Jan-10
Flat Analysis

Favorites

Visitors 236
18 photos
Created 30-Oct-13
Modified 30-Oct-13
Favorites

Older/Retired Images

Visitors 210
20 photos
Created 4-Nov-13
Modified 4-Nov-13
Older/Retired Images

Moon-Based Comparisons

Visitors 575
13 photos
Created 7-May-11
Modified 7-May-11
Moon-Based Comparisons

Equipment

Galleries 5
Modified 17-Oct-13
65 photos

Guestbook for Astrophotography
Rick Therrien(non-registered)
Hello Barry, I am really impressed with what you have been able to do with a relatively modest scope (the 8" F4.9). I am currently imaging with a 6 RC and an 80mm APO and my camera is the QHY9 OSC. But I have not been able to achieve anything close to the quality of images you have. I'd like to move to an 8" Newt, but wondering if you think my HEQ5 Pro would properly carry an 8" F4 or F5. There is a decent F4.9 currently on Astromart that I'd like to pick up but only if I have enough mount.
The QHY9 is quite light (as light as a Canon DSLR) and I would be autoguiding with a QHY5 mounted to the 8" OTA in place of it's finder scope.
Appreciate your thoughts on the matter.
Thanks Barry

Rick Therrien
Toni(non-registered)
Those are some really good shots
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