The sky was transparent on Thursday night but seeing was poor. On Friday night the sky was hazy and seeing got even worse.
I imaged M16 with the Canon 10D using 30 second exposures at ISO 1600. A Denkmeier 2 inch OCS was used for the M16 image.
I imaged Mars with three cameras: the Canon 10D Digital SLR, Olympus C2020Z digital camera and a Philips Vesta Pro webcam. Continuous mode was used on the Canon 10D with the lowest quality image setting (Small/Normal - 1536X1024). A 2 inch 4X powermate was used along with a 2X Meade shorty barlow.
Sequential Mode on the Olympus was used to take many images quickly. Images were taken in SQ2 normal quality (size 640X480). Eyepiece used was an 8.8mm Meade Ultrawide and Televue 2 inch Big Barlow with the Olympus camera zoom lens at full zoom.
A 4X Powermate was used with the Philips Vesta Pro webcam to image Mars Saturday morning in very poor seeing.
M16 Eagle Nebula:
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Using Canon Raw File Conversion:
Using Images Plus Raw File Conversion:
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July 25, 2003:
MARS - Philips Vesta Pro - Stack of 457 images using Registax:
For images of Mars taken on 7/31/03 with an Olympus C2020Z and Philips Vesta Pro webcam with a 20" Starmaster CLICK HERE
For images of M16 Eagle Nebula and Mars taken at Cherry Springs 7/25-26/03 with a Canon 10D digital SLR, Olympus C2020Z and Philips Vesta Pro webcam with a 20" Starmaster CLICK HERE
For images of M27 Dumbell Nebula and Mars taken at Cherry Springs 7/4-5/03 with a Canon 10D digital SLR and Olympus C2020Z with a 20" Starmaster CLICK HERE
For images of Mars taken at Cherry Springs 6/28-29/03 with an Olympus C2020Z with a 20" Starmaster CLICK HERE
For images of M51 Whirlpool Galaxy taken on 5/18/03 with a Canon 10D, Denkmeier OCS and 20" Starmaster CLICK HERE
For images of M92, Moon & Mare Crisium taken on 5/5/03 with a Canon 10D, Denkmeier OCS and 20" Starmaster CLICK HERE
For images of M51, M13, M57, M104, M27, M17, M81 & M82 taken on 4/24-27/03 with a Canon 10D, Denkmeier OCS and 20" Starmaster CLICK HERE
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