Gamma Cygni

Emission Complex in Cygnus

Uploaded 4/21/02

This is an initial test shot of the season with Kodak E200 pushed 1 stop with my 5.5 inch schmidit camera. It is a single frame and is not stacked. I took this while waiting for comet IZ to rise at 2:30 am. The image was scanned with a Nikon LS2000 slide scanner at 36 bits and processed in Photoshop 6. The 5.5 inch has a noticable vignette but is satisfactory for portablitity and far exceeds the performance of my best lenses.

Instrument:  5.5" f/1.65 Celestron Schmidt Camera
Platform:  Astrophysics 1200 QMD
Film:  E200 +1
CCD Autoguider: ST-7
Exposure:  10 mins
Filters:  UV
Location:  Payson, Arizona
Elevation:  5150 ft.
Sky:  Seeing 8/10, Transparency 8/10
Outside Temperature:  10 C
Processing:  Photoshop




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