Seeing Stars
New Mexico Observatory
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Solar Eclipse,
Taken at MRO, 5/20/12 using a Canon 40D with 40mm Telephoto with 2x Doubler, and Seymour Solar Filter.

IC1396, Open Cluster with Nebulosity

Taken at Rancho Hidalgo, Animas, NM., 5/17/12 & 5/19/12. Vixen ED103S on a Vixen Sphinx SXD Mount with SBIG8300C





Saguaro Star Trail
The large saguaros make a nice back drop for a star trail. Taken with my Canon 40D using hundreds of 30sec exposures and a 25mm Asherical lens. Final image was compiles using the program "Startrails" http://www.startrails.de/, and final editing in Photoshop.

M5, Globular Cluster
Taken at Picket Post, Superior, AZ., 3/24/12. Vixen ED103S on a Vixen Sphinx SXD Mount with SBIG8300C.

Vermillion Cliffs, Scenic Overlook HDR Panorama 
Although taken last July, 2011, on my way back from the GC north rim, I recently reprocessed this panorama of the Vermillion Cliffs. Click on the image to see the entire panorama.
New Mexico, 5/17/12 - 5/20/12
Did several evenings of imaging from my partially finished observatory at Rancho Hidalgo in Animas, NM, followed by a visit to MRO near Albuquerque for the 5/20 solar eclipse.
M104, Sombrero Galaxy
Taken at Rancho Hidalgo, Animas, NM., 5/18/12. Vixen ED103S on a Vixen Sphinx SXD Mount with SBIG8300C

M81 & M82, Bode and Cigar Galaxies
Taken at Rancho Hidalgo, Animas, NM., 5/17/12. Vixen ED103S on a Vixen Sphinx SXD Mount with SBIG8300C
Picket Post, 3/24/12

Opted for Picketpost instead of the All Arizona Star Party this year due to better weather predicitons. Here are a few images from that night. Click on any image to view in larger resolution.

M106, Spiral Galaxy
Taken at Picket Post, Superior, AZ., 3/24/12. Vixen ED103S on a Vixen Sphinx SXD Mount with SBIG8300C.

NGC6888, Crescent Nebula
Taken at Picket Post, Superior, AZ., 3/24/12. Vixen ED103S on a Vixen Sphinx SXD Mount with SBIG8300C.

Lunar Mosaic, Sinus Irridium    
Taken in Chandler, AZ., Fall 2011. Meade LX90 10", Imaging Source RGB camera.
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