69062Re: M81, M82, Holmberg IX, PGC 28731, and the IFN
- Apr 2, 2011Fascinating image Eric.
What software did you use to control the telescope remotely?
How do you cover the telescope front end remotely, or do you leave the optics exposed?
--- In email@example.com, "Eric" <eja24601@...> wrote:
> Hello all,
> Over the last few months I have been somewhat busy getting a remote observatory in New Mexico up and running. After working my way through some glitches, I can finally share an image gathered using data while working my way through those glitches!
> This is the ever-popular M81 and M82 duo, decorated with the Integrated Flux Nebula. Eighteen hours of usable data was used to create this vista.
> A small image with information on the objects can be seen at http://www.skiesbyafrica.com/Galaxies/M81-82.html
> Be sure to click on the image on the website to link to a 75% size image!
> Takahashi TOA-130F with flattener on an AP1200GTO mount
> SBIG STL-6303 with Astrodon filters and FW8-STL filter wheel
> Exposure Details:
> L: 63 x 10 Minutes, binned 1x1
> R: 15 x 10 minutes, binned 1x1
> G: 15 x 10 minutes, binned 1x1
> B: 15 x 10 minutes, binned 1x1
> 18 hours total exposure
> So, where am I set up? Over at Rancho Hidalgo, the new astronomy village covered by Astronomy Magazine in some recent issues. In fact, our remote observatory is only a few doors away from Astronomy Magazine's observatory!
> This development is headed by Gene Turner, the same person behind Chiefland Astronomy Village in Florida as well as Arizona Sky Village in Arizona.
> More information on Rancho Hidalgo and Arizona Sky village can be found here:
> Gene's latest (any in many respects the most exciting) development, Granite Gap, can be found at http://www.granitegap.com/Home.aspx
> Comments welcome. Otherwise, enjoy and thanks for looking!
> Clear skies,
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