M104 Sombrero Galaxy

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

JD Maddy's beautiful image of Comet Garradd and M15

JD has given me the pleasure of posting his beautiful photograph.

It was taken with his Celestron 11", fork mount (alt-az), Hyperstar and a Canon XSI. It's a stack of 10 images using Deep Sky Stacker and Gimp 2 for processing. He took it from his observatory in Clarkdale Arizona, at about 3am on Aug 4th. SQM readings were 21.1.

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