M104, Comet Ikeya-Zhang & Jupiter
March 15-18, 2002 - Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida
Air-cooled Olympus C2000Z Digital Camera - 20" GOTO Starmaster Telescope
by Gary Honis
Ambient temperatures were very warm allowing comfortable overnight obserserving; one night in short-sleeves. This was not good for cooling of the digital camera and exposures were limited to 8 and 16 seconds because of noise with the air-cooled Olympus C2000Z digital camera. Image were taken using a 31mm Nagler eyepiece coupled to the digital camera with a televue digital camera adapter. Sky conditions were humid and hazy with dense fog at times.
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M104 - Sombrero Galaxy:
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Astrophotographs taken of Comet Ikeya-Zhang using Fugi ISO 800 print film and a Short Tube 80mm Refractor piggy-backed on the Starmaster Telescope:
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