Horsehead M74 Horsehead

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Date: January 5, 2003
Exposure: LRGB 120:50:50:50 12 X 600s L, 10 X 300s R,G,B
Processing: MaxIm for Image alignment and calibration, Photoshop 7.01 for levels adjustment and for final conv. to jpg.
Conditions: Average
Scope: C14 @ f/7
Camera: ST-8E, -25°
Comments: I had just made some changes to my C14 mirror locks and wanted to see if they held the mirror effectively. The stars came out pretty round although the seeing was not very good. As of the first six months of 2003, I have only been able to image 16 times. This is mainly due to the very wet weather we have had during the first part of this year.