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Ptolemy’s Cluster

Gaaaaaaa beautiful.

Cosmic Focus

I haven’t done a lot of astro-photography lately for several reasons. One of them being my attempts to convert the LX-90 from alt-az to equatorial mount. It’s causing a few headaches, as I described on my text-blog “Above Us Only Sky“.

In the meantime, I took the following images on a recent field trip with the camera piggy backed on the inaccurately aligned LX-90. The tracking was not too bad for short exposures – I wish  I had taken a few more images to stack.

2014-10-28 Scorpius 70mm 5x60sec f2.8 ISO 1600 2014-10-28 Scorpius: The Fish Hook & Ptolemy’s Cluster:  70mm 5x60sec f2.8 ISO 1600

2014-10-28 Scorpius 118mm 9x30sec f2.8 ISO 800 2014-10-28 Scorpius: The Fish Hook & Ptolemy’s Cluster: 118mm 9x30sec f2.8 ISO 800

2014-10-28 Scorpius 70mm 2x30sec f2.8 ISO 2000 2014-10-28 Scorpius: The Fish Hook & Ptolemy’s Cluster: 70mm 2x30sec f2.8 ISO 2000

On this particular night there was a lot of interest in Comet C/2013 A1 (Siding Spring) as it was one day short of its…

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