The Auriga Region

10D stacked exposure from Happy Jack, Az

Uploaded 3/24/05

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 The stock 10D, unmodified is truly a fun camera. Despite its nearly total lack of red sensitivity, it is possible to get decent shots of the sky at dark sky sites. I am also getting much better at processing these images, and getting a clearer understanding of exactly what the 10D does during long exposures. This image, is a stack of two 8 minute frames taken piggy back on my Schmidt camera during a long nights run last week. The field size is huge with the 17mm L lens! Orion can be seen in the lower right corner, and Auriga straight up above it, with brilliant Capella at the top. Canis Major and Minor are on the left side of the image.

Processing: Images stacked and aligned, and background flattened in PixInsight. Color correction in Photoshop. The hydrogen nebulosities normally come out a magenta color with this camera. They were skewed in PS to the proper red color.

Instrument: 17-40mm f/4 L at 17mm Platform: Homemade GEM Camera: Canon 10D @ ISO800 CCD Autoguider: ST4 Exposure: 2x8mins Filters: NONE Location: Happy Jack, Arizona Elevation: 6800 ft. Sky: Seeing 8/10, Transparency 10/10 Outside Temperature: 5 C Processing: Photoshop, PixInsight Pro. HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS FastCounter by bCentral