Ambient temperature was around 50 degrees fahrenheit which
allowed for some reduced noise in 32 second exposures with the
air-cooled Olympus C2000Z digital camera.
M16 images were taken using a 31mm Nagler eyepiece coupled to
the digital camera with a televue digital camera adapter.
The aurora was a pleasant surprise; auroral and iridium images
were taken with an Olympus C2020Z digital camera with its lens
in wide angle mode using 16 second exposures. The sun dog image
was taken using the Olympus C2020Z camera with a Tiffen 2X telephoto
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M16 - Eagle Nebula:
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The brief auroral rays had
little color visually, but the digital camera at 16 second exposures
captured some red and green.
Kevin's tent is in the third image
above; Ken's tent is in the 4th and 5th images. The wiggly red
line in the 4th image is from a red flashlight going from Kevin's
to Ken's tent.
Iridium Satellite (-7 Mag):
Sun Dog (Parhelion):
C2020Z & C2000Z OLYMPUS DIGITAL
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