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69067Re: M81, M82, Holmberg IX, PGC 28731, and the IFN

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  • Eric
    Apr 3, 2011
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      Thanks, Scott!

      Eric

      --- In ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.com, "scottpellet" <shpellet@...> wrote:
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      > Wow, spectacular! It is amazing what 18 hours exposure time can produce. Masterfully done.
      > SP
      >
      > --- In ccd-newastro@yahoogroups.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:
      > >
      > > http://www.hidalgonm.com/
      > > http://www.arizonaskyvillage.com/
      > >
      > > 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,
      > > Eric
      > >
      >
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