Astronomy and astrophotography under California stars
IC 1318 and NGC 6888
Butterfly and Crescent Nebulae
Butterfly (IC1318) and Crescent Nebulae (NGC6888) taken with an FLI ML11002-C camera and a Takahashi FSQ-106EDX-III Telescope. Click for a larger version.
Other Names/Objects
Optics Takahashi FSQ-106ED X-III Quadruplet Refractor Telescope at f/5.0
Mount Astro-Physics 900-GTO German Equatorial Go-To Mount
Camera FLI MicroLine KAI-11002-C at -25°C
Exposure 450 minutes (45 x 10 minutes)
Calibration 60 darks | 60 flats | 0 bias
Air Temperature Between 64° & 74°F
Accessories Autoguided with SBIG ST-i camera and Astrodon MMOAG
Location CaliforniaStars Observatory in Landers, California
Date June 22 & 23, 2012
Notes Processing: MaxIm DL Pro v5.18 for acquisition. Calibrate, Bayer CFA interpolation, register, and combine in ImagesPlus v4.25. Final processing in Photoshop CS4.

Larger versions:
1800 x 1200 (~3.3 MB)
2400 x 1600 (~5.1 MB)