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This page displays the most recent astro-photos submitted by members of the ACA.
Be sure to click the images for full-size versions.
Last updated: Thursday 3/21/2013 at 4:30pm


This image of the Rosette Nebula in the constellation Monoceros was captured by member Rick Burke from
the Florida Keys during the Winter Star Party in February 2013. It is a combination of over 5.5 hours of
sub-exposures taken over 2 nights. The telescope was a Tele Vue NP127is on a Celestron CGEM mount.
The camera was a QSI583wsg. Autoguiding was using PHD with an SBIG STi guide camera.  The images
were captured with ImagesPlus and processed with ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS6
Click here to see more of Rick's images...


This image of Jupiter was captured from the Portage Lakes State Park on 11/17/2012 during a public star party
Jupiter and 3 Galilean moons - Europa & Io on left & Ganymede on right
by member Rick Burke.  Click here to see more of Rick's images...

Image details:
    Telescope: Tele Vue NP127is
    Mount: Celestron CGEM (hypertuned)
    Camera: unmodified Canon 1000D DSLR with 4X Tele Vue Powermate & 3" extension
    Camera control: Backyard EOS in 5X Planetary mode
    Best 50% of 800 frames at 1/125 second for the planet and 1/20th second for the moons
    Processed with VirtualDub, Registax and Photoshop CS6


This image of the waxing gibbous moon was captured from Northfield, OH on 10/24/2012
by member Rick Burke.  Click here to see more of Rick's images...

Image details:
    Telescope: Tele Vue NP127is
    Mount: Celestron CGEM (hypertuned)
    Camera: unmodified Canon 1000D
    A mosaic of 6 images. Each image is a composite of 400 frames captured by Backyard EOS
    The images were stacked with Registax 6.0, cropped with Photoshop CS6 and assembled with Registar 1.0


This image of the annular solar eclipse was captured from Akron, OH by member Jason Shinn.

It almost didn't happen! But...
Here is a picture of the May 20, 2012 annular solar eclipse as observed shortly after 1st contact
from Akron, OH USA! First contact was at 8:21 PM EDT and sunset occurred at 8:42 PM EDT.
A VERY short window to catch this fleeting glimpse!
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This image was taken at exactly 8:34:49pm EDT when the Sun was a mere 1.4 above the horizon

Image details:
    Camera: Canon Digital Rebel XT
    Lens: 55mm
    Shutter speed: 1/4000 second at f/22 at ISO: 1600


This image by member Rick Burke was captured at the Winter Star Party in February 2012 in the Florida Keys

The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33 in emission nebula IC 434)
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This image by member John Crilly was captured from his Urban Observatory in downtown Wadsworth, OH.

M20 (NGC 6514) the Trifid Nebula in the constellation Sagittarius


This image by member John Crilly was captured from his Urban Observatory in downtown Wadsworth, OH.

IC443 (also known as the Jellyfish Nebula and Sharpless 248 (Sh2-248)) in the constellation Gemini


This image by member John Crilly was captured from his Urban Observatory in downtown Wadsworth, OH.

M33 (NGC-598 also known as the Triangulum Galaxy) in the constellation Triangulum


This image by member John Crilly was captured in November 2011 from his Urban Observatory in downtown Wadsworth, OH.

M42 (NGC 1976) the Orion Nebula in the constellation Orion
 
Image details:
    Telescope: Astrotech AT65EDQ quad apochromatic refractor f/6.5
    Camera: QSI583ws
    Exposures:
    Mount: Takahashi NJP German Equatorial


This image by member John Crilly was captured in November 2011 from his Urban Observatory in downtown Wadsworth, OH.

M1 (NGC 1952) the Crab Nebula in the constellation Taurus
 
Image details:
    Telescope: Astrotech AT12RC
    Camera: QSI583ws
    Exposures:
    Mount: Takahashi NJP German Equatorial


This image by member John Crilly was captured in November 2011 from his Urban Observatory in downtown Wadsworth, OH.

M31 (NGC 224) in the constellation Andromeda
 
Image details:
    Telescope: Astrotech AT65EDQ quad apochromatic refractor f/6.5
    Camera: QSI583ws
    Exposures:
    Mount: Takahashi NJP German Equatorial


This image by member John Crilly was captured in November 2011 from his Urban Observatory in downtown Wadsworth, OH.

M45 - The Pleiades open cluster in the constellation Taurus
 
Image details:
    Telescope: Astrotech AT65EDQ quad apochromatic refractor f/6.5
    Camera: QSI583ws
    Exposures:
    Mount: Takahashi NJP German Equatorial


This image by member Peter Clausen was captured from: Hedensted, Denmark between 08/14/10 and 10/15/11
combined with images captured from his home in Northampton, OH

IC5070 (Pelican Nebula) in the constellation Cygnus
 
Image details:
    Telescope: AT106 (Astro-Tech 106mm f/6.5 Apo refractor)
    Camera: SBIG 8300M
    Guide scope & guide CCD: WO66 & Meade DSI Pro II
    Mount: EQ6
    Exposure time: 19 hours (!) using MaxIm and CCDCommander
    Technique: This image was taken with special narrow band filters - Ha, OIII and SII
    All processing done in Photoshop


This image by member John Crilly was captured on 10/9/2011 from his Urban Observatory in downtown Wadsworth, OH.

Crescent Nebula (NGC 6888) in the constellation Cygnus
 
Image details:
    Telescope: Astrotech AT65EDQ quad apochromatic refractor f/6.5
    Camera: QSI583WS
    Exposures: 20 minutes each red, green, blue
                      40 minutes H-a
    Mount: Takahashi NJP German Equatorial


This image by member John Crilly was captured on 9/13/2010 from his Urban Observatory in downtown Wadsworth, OH.

M33 (NGC 598) in the constellation Triangulum
 
Image details:
    Telescope: Takahashi TOA-130S at F/5.8
    Camera: QSI583ws
    Exposures:
    Mount: Takahashi NJP German Equatorial


This image by member Peter Clausen was captured between 7/22/10 & 7/26/10 from his home in Northampton, OH.

NGC 6960 (Veil Nebula) in the constellation Cygnus
 
Image details:
    Telescope: AT106 (Astro-Tech 106mm f/6.5 Apo refractor)
    Camera: SBIG 8300M
    Guide scope & guide CCD: WO66 & Meade DSI Pro II
    Exposure time: 9 hours 20 minutes
    Technique: This image was taken with special narrow band filters - Hydrogen (Ha) and Oxygen (OIII) combined with Ha to Red
                       and OIII to Green and Blue.


This image by member Peter Clausen was captured between 7/27/10 & 7/30/10 from his home in Northampton, OH.

IC 1396  (Elephant's Trunk Nebula) in the constellation Cepheus
 
Image details:
    Telescope: AT106 (Astro-Tech 106mm f/6.5 Apo refractor)
    Camera: SBIG 8300M
    Guide scope & guide CCD: WO66 & Meade DSI Pro II
    Exposure time: 11 hours 40 minutes
    Technique: This image was taken with special narrow band filters: Sulfur (SII-3nm), Hydrogen (Ha-5nm), and Oxygen (OIII-3nm)
                       combined with SII to Red, Ha to Green, and OIII to Blue.


This image by member Lenny Marek was captured on 9/10/2010 from his home observatory in Parma OH

NGC 7000 (North American Nebula) in the constellation Cygnus
 
Image details:
    Exposure: 20x4 minutes in H-Alpha only.
    Telescope: William Optics 66 at f5.4
    Mount: piggy-backed onto a wedge-mounted Meade LX200GPS 16"



Fantastic work!
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