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23 April 2014 - 10" Meade F/6.3 LX200/GPS - Canon 60Da shooting in Movie Crop mode at prime focus with a 2X barlow. 60 fps, 1/100 sec, ISO800. Stack of 30 frames processed in Photoshop 6.0.

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Meade 10" f/6.3 at prime focus with 2X barlow. Captured by Canon 60Da shooting in Movie Crop Mode 60 fps.

Stack of 80 frames from 60 sec video clip. Stacked in Registax processed in Photoshop 6.0. 18 May 2016

Meade 10" f/6.3 LX200/GPS at prime focus with a 2X barlow. Captured with Canon 60Da shooting in Movie Crop Mode 2 Apr 2016. 135 frames stacked in Registax and processed in PhotoShop 6.0.

M27, the Dumbbell Nebula, a bright planetary nebula in the constellation Vulpecula, at a distance of about 1227 light-years. Stack of five frames, ISO 1600.

  • Meade 10" LX200 f/6.3 at prime focus
  • Stack of four frames, ISO 1600, IDAS V4 nebular filter
  • Total exposure ~ 780 seconds.

NGC 253, the Sculptor Galaxy, has very bright dust lanes and star forming regions. Stack of six frames, 4 to 7 minutes each at ISO 3200. Meade 10" f/6.3 SCT at prime focus. Stacked in Registar processed in Photoshop 6.0. 26 Oct 2019

Comet Neowise

Comet Neowise: 14 July 2020

  • Canon Rebel T5i
  • Minolta 50mm  f/1.4 lens, 8 sec at ISO 1600

Looking NNW toward HWY 89 coming down off the pass west of Wupatki National Park and Sunset Crater

I was going for and can see a faint secondary blue tail just above the primary. Few people have been able to capture this split tale. Some reviews are tracing the tail out to nine degrees in length and claiming that this is the brightest comet in 23 years.

Richard Edmonds

The following was retrieved from Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia, at

C/2020 F3 (NEOWISE) or Comet NEOWISE is a retrograde comet with a near-parabolic orbit discovered on March 27, 2020, by astronomers using the NEOWISE space telescope. At that time, it was a 10th-magnitude comet, located 2 AU away from the Sun and 1.7 AU away from Earth.

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