Daytime Astrophotography Page

Astroimages with the Sun above the horizon

Updated 6/27/07

Gamma is a 2.2 magnitude K0 star in the sickle of Leo, and a beautiful double star. The components are separated by 2.5 arc seconds, and the individual stars are magnitues 2.0 and 3.2. Double stars provide an interesting opportunity for daylight shots - if one compent is very faint, then you can determine your daytime magnitude limit by finding the bright component first. For us, the limit is near 5th mag. Not bad for broad daylight! Instrument: 12.5" f/5 Newtonian CCD Camera: Vesta Cam Pro with Sony Sensor Exposure: Auto Filters: NONE Location: Payson, Arizona Elevation: 5150 ft. Sky: Seeing FWHM = 5 sec Transparency 8/10 Outside Temperature: 90F Processing Tools: Photoshop, Registax HOME GALAXIES EMISSION NEBS REFLECTION NEBS COMETS GLOBULARS OPEN CLUST PLANETARIES LINKS

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