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Nebulae - 2008 Images
M42 - Orion Nebula Deep-Field
01-12-08 OCA Anza Site, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, SBIG ST-4000 XCM,
IDAS LPS2 filter
12 x 20 min and 6 x 30 sec acquired in
CCDSoft at -15 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL 3, and Images Plus
NGC 2244 - Rosette Nebula
02-09-08 Red Cloud Road, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, SBIG  ST-4000 XCM,
9 x 20 min acquired in CCDSoft at -10 C
Dark and Flat calibration in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL 3, and Images Plus
B72 - Snake Nebula
06-08-08 Mount Laguna, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, SBIG  ST-4000 XCM
4 x 10 min at -15 C acquired in CCDSoft
Dark, Bias calibration in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL 3, and Images Plus
M8 and M20 - Lagoon and Trifid Nebulae
06-08-08 Mount Laguna, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, SBIG  ST-4000 XCM
8 x 15 min at -15 C acquired in CCDSoft
Dark, Bias calibration in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL 3, and Images Plus
North America and Pelican Nebulae
07-03-08 Mount Laguna, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, SBIG  ST-4000 XCM
6 x 15 min at -10 C acquired in CCDSoft
Dark, Bias, and Flat calibration in
CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL 3, and Images Plus
M52 and the Bubble Nebula
07-04-08 Mount Laguna, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, SBIG  ST-4000 XCM
4 x 15 min at -10 C acquired in CCDSoft
Dark, Bias, and Flat calibration in
CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL 3, and Images Plus
Veil Nebula Mosaic
08-01-08 Julian Star Fest, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, SBIG  ST-4000 XCM
2 frames, each 4 x 15 min at -10 C
acquired in CCDSoft
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL 3, and Images Plus
NGC6888 - Crescent Nebula in H-alpha
10-23-08 Laguna Niguel, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, FLI ML8300, Optec 8nm
H-alpha filter
120 min at -25 C acquired in MaxIm DL
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL, and Images Plus
IC405 - Flaming Star Nebula - Lum
10-25-08 Mt. Laguna, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, FLI ML8300, Orion
Starshoot autoguider
130 min at -30 C acquired in MaxIm DL
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL, and Images Plus
Horsehead and Flame Nebula in H-alpha
11-17-08 Laguna Niguel, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, FLI ML8300, Optec 8nm
H-alpha filter, Orion Starshoot
autoguider
140 min at -30 C acquired in MaxIm DL
4.61
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and
Maxim DL
IC405 - Flaming Star Nebula - HaLRGB
11-29-08 Mt. Laguna, Little Blair
Valley and Oceanside, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, FLI ML8300, ST-4000 XCM
120:130:30:30:30 min at -30 C acquired
in MaxIm DL (Ha at -20C w/ ST-4000)
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL, and Images Plus
Horsehead and Flame Nebula in HaRGB
11-29-08 Laguna Niguel and Little Blair
Valley, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, FLI ML8300, Optec 8nm
H-alpha filter
140:30:30:30 min at -30 C acquired in
MaxIm DL
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and
Maxim DL
NGC 1499 - California Nebula in Ha
12-08-08 Laguna Niguel , CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, FLI ML8300, Optec 8nm
H-alpha filter
90 min at -30 C binned 2x2 acquired in
MaxIm DL
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and
Maxim DL
Sword of Orion with meteor
12-18-08 Laguna Niguel , CA
Celestron CGEM, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, Canon 450D XSi, IDAS
LPS filter
3 x 10 min and 12 x 5 min at ISO 200
Processing done in Photoshop CS2