Planetary Nebula Are Spectacular [M27 Dumbbell Nebula]
Planetary Nebula M27

Planetary Nebula Are Spectacular [M27 Dumbbell Nebula]

Planetary Nebula take on beautiful shapes and colors. There's one called the God's Eye Nebula because it looks like an eye. Similarly, M27 the Dumbbell Nebula, is classified as a…

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Coma Corrector Equals Round Stars Everywhere [Newtonian Telescope]
Coma Corrector

Coma Corrector Equals Round Stars Everywhere [Newtonian Telescope]

A Coma Corrector has never been part of my continuous improvement plan. I have been happy with the progress of my astrophotography. And literally thought nothing of it. At least…

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Wide Field Astrophotography and First Light with My Orion ST-80 [Andromeda Galaxy]
Messier 31 Andromeda Galaxy Telescope & Mount: Orion ST-80 with Astroview Mount Camera: Canon EOS XTi Guiding: None Location: Carrollton, VA Sky: Bortle Class 5Acquisition & Calibration: - Filter: None - APT (Astrophotography Tool) - ISO 1600 - 40 Light Frames @ 120 s - 62 Dark Frames @ 120 s - 19 Flat Frames - 60 Bias Frames - Total Integration Time: 80 minutes

Wide Field Astrophotography and First Light with My Orion ST-80 [Andromeda Galaxy]

Because it's small and great for wide field astrophotography picked up an Orion ST-80 telescope. The ST stands for Short Tube. In case you're wondering, first light, simply means the…

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