Astronomy and astrophotography under California stars
IC 1805 and Perseid Meteor
The Heart Nebula Pierced by an Interloper
The Heart Nebula (IC 1805) pierced by a Perseid meteor. Taken with a Takahashi FSQ-106EDX-III telescope and an FLI ML11002-C camera.
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Optics Takahashi FSQ-106ED X-III Quadruplet Refractor Telescope at f/5.0
Camera FLI MicroLine KAI-11002-C at -25°C
Mount Astro-Physics 900-GTO German Equatorial Go-To Mount
Exposure 100 minutes (10 x 10 minutes)
Calibration 60 darks | 60 flats | 0 bias
Air Temperature 76°F
Accessories Autoguided with SBIG ST-i camera and Astrodon MMOAG
Location CaliforniaStars Observatory in Landers, California
Date August 12, 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.

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