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Rick's house

© 2016 Klaus Brasch



Setting up

© 2016 Klaus Brasch



Bill Burke and I and another friend enjoyed three lovely days and two gorgeously dark nights at ASV at Portal, in the southeastern corner of our state behind the glorious Chiricahua Ntl. Monument. I have attached some pictures to show the scenery, etc. There are some 15 or so private observatories and homes there, some quite impressive and luxurious. We rented a private home there and brought our own scopes for observing and imaging. A great time was had by all.

Contributed by . . . Klaus Brasch        



    Pleides ( M45 )

    © 2016 Klaus Brasch






Super Moon rising over Mt Eldon
© 2016 Ernie Webb

November 13, 2016




This was taken from the court in front of the house through the spotting scope. I had no idea that the Moon would rise directly behind the towers on Mt Elden.

Contributed by . . . Ernie Webb        





NGC 281, the Pacman Nebula
© 2016 Kwang Lee

November 12, 2016




NGC 281, the Pacman Nebula - 24 x 10 min exposures, 1600 ISO, Canon T3i (modded). 99% processed in PixInsight, 1% Photoshop.

Contributed by . . . Kwang Lee        





Moonrise
© 2016 Ernie Webb

October 15, 2016




These are 4 shots from a moonrise sequence. They were taken through my 80mm spotting scope.

Contributed by . . . Ernie Webb        





Triangulum Galaxy

© 2016 Mike Stump



Milky Way Panorama

© 2016 Mike Stump



Horsehead Nebula

© 2016 Mike Stump




The Triangulum Galaxy M33

Camera: Canon EOS 6D unmodded
Telescope: Explore Scientific ED127CF
Exposures: 20 stacked images at 120s, ISO 800
Processed using PixInsight



The Milky Way taken from the Sunset Crater parking lot. It is a panorama of 3 separate images merged using Photoshop.
Data for the photo are:

3 image panorama with the following data:

Canon 5D III
Canon 16-35mm Zoom at 17mm
20 sec @ f2.8, ISO 3200.
Date: 5/11/2015



Horse Head Nebula IC 434

Camera: Modified Canon 40D
Telescope: Canon 300mm f2.8 + 1.4 Converter (focal length 420mm)
Acquisition Software: Backyard EOS (BYOS)
Exposures: 40 stacked images at 120s, ISO 800
Processed using PixInsight



Contributed by . . . Mike Stump        





Flagstaff Star Party
© 2016 Klaus Brasch

October, 2016




A great finale to the 2016 FSP. Despite chilly temps and breezy conditions. I have attached one of my wide angle shots to remind us how much fun it was. Not the greatest picture due the constant breeze from my far out vantage point buffing the camera, but at least provides a flavor of what went on. See you all there next year.

Contributed by . . . Klaus Brasch        




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