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Star Clusters 2004-2007
Open Clusters
Globular Clusters
M46-47 - Canon 300D
M46 / 47 and NGC 2423
11-25-04 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 mount and Canon 300D
12 x 30 sec at ISO 1600, piggybacked at
200mm, f/5.6
Cropped and processed in Photoshop 7.
M46 - Canon 300D
M46 - open cluster with planetary nebula
12-24-04 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Canon 300D
10 x 30 sec at ISO 1600, unguided
LP gradient removal and other
processing done in Photoshop 7.
M35 and NGC 2158
M35 and NGC 2158
01-29-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Canon 300D
12 x 30 sec and 8 x 20 sec at ISO 800,
unguided
LP gradient removal and other
processing done in Photoshop 7 and
Neat Image.
M5 - Canon 300D
M5 - Globular Cluster in Serpens
05-09-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Canon 300D
15 x 1 min at ISO 800
All processing done in Photoshop 7
M11 - Canon 300D
M11 - Wild Duck Cluster
05-21-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Canon 300D
10 x 1 min + 10 x 30 sec at ISO 800,
unguided
All processing done in Photoshop 7
M22 - Canon 300D
M22 - Globular Cluster in Sagittarius
05-29-05 off Ortega Hwy, CA
LXD55 SN6 and Canon 300D
4 x 90 sec + 12 x 60 sec at ISO 1600,
unguided
All processing done in Photoshop 7
M13
M13
07-18-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55, Celestron 80ED, and Canon 300D
20 x 1 min at ISO 800, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop 7
NGC 7789
NGC 7789
08-23-05 Fountain Valley, CA
LXD55, Celestron 80ED and Canon 300D
14 x 1 min at ISO 800
All processing done in Photoshop 7
Double Cluster - Canon 300D
Double Cluster - NGC 869 / 884
09-04-05 Mt. Laguna, CA
LXD55, Celestron 80ED and Canon 300D
10 x 1 min at ISO 800
All processing done in Photoshop 7
M2 - Canon 300D
M2
09-29-05 Riley Park, CA
LXD55, Celestron 80ED and Canon 300D
24 x 1 min at ISO 800
All processing done in Photoshop 7
M45 - Mt. Laguna
M45 - the Pleiades
10-02-05 Mt. Laguna, CA
LXD55, Celestron 80ED and Canon 300D
5 x 4 min and 18 x 90 sec at ISO 1600,
unguided
All processing done in Photoshop 7 and
Neat Image
M36 37 and 38
M36, M37, and M38 in Auriga
10-29-05 Red Cloud Road, CA
LXD55 mount and Canon 300D
Piggybacked at 70mm, f/4.5
12 x 3 min at ISO 1600, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
M103
M103
11-18-05 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED
and Canon 300D
IDAS LPS filter
12 x 2 min at ISO 800, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
M48
M48
11-28-05 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED
and Canon 300D
IDAS LPS filter
10 x 90 sec at ISO 1600, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
M52 and the Bubble Nebula
M52 and the Bubble Nebula
12-04-05 Red Cloud Road, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED
and Canon 300D
IDAS LPS filter
10 x 4 min at ISO 1600, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
M93
M93
01-16-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED
and Canon 300D
IDAS LPS filter
8 x 2 min at ISO 1600, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
M35 and NGC 2158
M35 and NGC 2158
01-16-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED
and Canon 300D
IDAS LPS filter
7 x 2 min at ISO 1600, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
NGC 457
NGC 457 - the "ET" Cluster
01-16-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED
and Canon 300D
IDAS LPS filter
10 x 2 min at ISO 1600, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
M53
M53
03-02-06 Black Star Canyon, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron
80ED,  Canon 300D and IDAS LPS filter
10 x 1 min at ISO 1600, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
Omega Centauri - Reprocessed
Omega Centauri - Reprocessed
03-03-06            
Originally taken 02-14-05, Cottonwood
Meade LXD55 SN6 and Canon 300D
1 x 3 min, 5 x 90 sec, and 10 x 60 sec at
ISO 800, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop 7, CS2,
Pix Insight, and Neat Image
M3 - Antares HPN 8
M3 - Taken by Keith Hoffman, processed
by Chris Hendren
03-02-06 Black Star Canyon, CA
Orion SVP, Anttlers Optics Antares HPN
8" f/5,  Canon 300D and IDAS LPS filter
6 x 18 sec at ISO 1600, unguided
All processing done in Photoshop CS2
M3 -ST-2000XCM
M3
04-06-06 Ortega Highway, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron
80ED,  SBIG ST-2000 XCM, and IDAS
LPS
2 x 5 min acquired in CCDOPS at -20 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M13 - Great Hercules Cluster
04-25-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron
80ED,  SBIG ST-2000 XCM, and IDAS
LPS
4 x 10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -15 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M12
04-30-06 Mt. Laguna, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED,
and SBIG ST-2000 XCM
2 x 10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -15 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M10
04-30-06 Mt. Laguna, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED,
and SBIG ST-2000 XCM
10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -15 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M14
05-29-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED,
SBIG ST-2000 XCM, UV/IR, IDAS LPS
10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -10 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M56
06-03-06 Mount Laguna, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron
80ED,  SBIG ST-2000 XCM, UV/IR filter
10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -10 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M19
06-04-06 Mount Laguna, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron
80ED,  SBIG ST-2000 XCM, UV/IR filter
10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -10 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M9
06-04-06 Mount Laguna, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron
80ED,  SBIG ST-2000 XCM, UV/IR filter
10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -10 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M18
08-02-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/5.6,  SBIG ST-2000 XCM,
IDAS LPS filter
10 min in CCDOPS at -5 C, self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M28 in Sagittarius
08-02-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/5.6,  SBIG ST-2000 XCM,
IDAS LPS filter
10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -5 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M26 - Open Cluster in Scutum
08-14-06 Ortega Highway, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, SBIG ST-2000 XCM,
IDAS LPS filter
10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -5 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M22 - Globular Cluster in Sagittarius
08-19-06 Mt. Laguna, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/8, SBIG ST-2000 XCM
3 x 15 min acquired in CCDOPS at -10 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M11 - Wild Duck Cluster
08-26-06 OPTAS San Pasqual site, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, SBIG ST-2000 XCM
2 x 15 min acquired in CCDOPS at -10 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M13 in Hercules
08-29-06 Placentia, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, SBIG ST-2000 XCM
4 x 15 min acquired in CCDOPS at -10 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
NGC 869 and 884 - the Double Cluster
10-11-06 Fountain Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, SBIG ST-2000 XCM,
IDAS LPS Filter
3 x 15 min acquired in CCDOPS at -10 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M46 and Planetary Nebula NGC 2438
11-25-06 Little Blair Valley, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Pentax 75 SDF,
SBIG ST-2000 XCM
4 x 10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -20 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
M71
06-19-06 Silverado Canyon, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Celestron 80ED,  
SBIG ST-2000 XCM, UV/IR and IDAS LPS
filters
10 min acquired in CCDOPS at -10 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
M55
08-26-06 OPTAS San Pasqual site, CA
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, SBIG ST-2000 XCM
2 x 15 min acquired in CCDOPS at -10 C,
self-guided
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS and
processing done in Photoshop CS2
NGC 5139 - Omega Centauri
02-17-07 Ortega Highway, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/8, SBIG ST-2000 XCM
6 x 10 min acquired in CCDSoft at -15 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
Globular Cluster M3
04-10-07 Laguna Niguel, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/8, SBIG ST-2000 XCM
2 x 20 min acquired in CCDSoft at -10 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
M45 - Pleiades reprocessed
04-22-07, Taken 10-20 -06 Mt. Laguna
Losmandy GM-8 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, SBIG ST-2000 XCM,
2 frame mosaic, 4 x 15 min each frame
(2 hours total)
Aquired in CCDOps at -15 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2
NGC 869 and 884 - the Double Cluster
08-12-07 RAS Landers site, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, SBIG ST-2000 XCM,
2 x 15 min acquired in CCDSoft at -5 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and
Maxim DL 3
NGC 7789 - Open Cluster in Cassiopeia
08-18-07 Mt. Laguna, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Pentax 105 SDP, SBIG ST-2000 XCM,
3 x 20 min acquired in CCDSoft at -10 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and
Maxim DL 3
M15 - Globular Cluster in Pegasus
09-12-07 Laguna Niguel, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, SBIG ST-2000 XCM
4 x 15 min acquired in CCDSoft at -10 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and
Maxim DL 3
M92 - Globular Cluster in Hercules
09-16-07 Laguna Niguel, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, SBIG ST-2000 XCM
3 x 15 min acquired in CCDSoft at -10 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and
Maxim DL 3
M2 - Globular Cluster in Aquarius
10-06-07 San Pasqual OPT site, CA
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
TSA-102 at f/6, SBIG ST-2000 XCM
4 x 15 min acquired in CCDSoft at -10 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2 and
Maxim DL 3
M45 - Pleiades
12-01-07 Cottonwood Springs, CA -
JTNP
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, SBIG ST-4000 XCM
9 x 10 min acquired in CCDSoft at -15 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL 3, and Images Plus
M35 and NGC 2158 in Gemini
12-01-07 Cottonwood Springs, CA - JTNP
Losmandy G-11 Gemini, Takahashi  
Epsilon 130, SBIG ST-4000 XCM
2 x 10 min acquired in CCDSoft at -15 C
Dark subtraction in CCDOPS
Processing done in Photoshop CS2,
Maxim DL 3, and Images Plus