August 2009 Observations

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M13, M27 and M57

August 14, 2009 Imaged M13, M27 and M57 with the Nikon D90 and 8" f/5 Celestron telescope. Mostly tried to focus the camera which proved to be somewhat difficult because of my close in vision. Next time I will feed the video signal into a laptop for a larger view. The camera is very efficient and easy to use. I am waiting for a coma corrector to arrive. These images are cropped due to the coma.

M13  M27  M57

Image of M27
August 14, 2009 M27    Larger Image

Image of Cygnus
August 13, 2009 Cygnus    Larger Image

August 13, 2009 Cygnus imaged using a Nikon D90 set to 18mm f/3.5, ISO 1000, 15 second images using a tracking mount. This image is comprised of three 15 second images and is the first use of this camera on the night sky.

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