Film Images

 

- Click on each thumbnail for a larger version of the image -

(images are 200-500kB in size)

 

- Medium Format Images -

These images were shot on 6x7 PPF400 (unhypered) through an Astro Physics 155EDF, mounted on a Losmandy GM200.  Guiding was by off-axis guidescope (an old Celestron/Vixen 80 mm) using an SBIG ST-4 autoguider.  Some of the images display a fine line cutting across the image - most of these images were print scans and it looks like my scanner CCD has developed a defective pixel element.

 

Comet_Hale_Bopp.jpg (407134 bytes)   Comet Hale-Bopp

(This was my first medium format image, through the 155EDF.  Clouds prevented me from doing a decent drift alignment, so I had to go with what I could manage in about 15 minutes - the comet was sinking in the northwest.  You can see some evidence of field rotation in the upper right corner.  Still, I was pretty happy to have managed anything at all).

Lagoon Region HalfRes.jpg (532882 bytes)   Lagoon and Trifid Region of Sagittarius

Andromeda HalfRes.jpg (518639 bytes)  Andromeda Galaxy (M31)

Horsehead HalfRes.jpg (424386 bytes)   Horsehead Nebula (B33)

 

- 35mm Images -

The majority of these images were shot many years ago through a Celestron C14 tube assy, mounted on a Byers 812, and guided by hand using a Lumicon Giant Easy Guider.  As with the above images, some scans show a faint streak from the scanner CCD.  None of these images has been digitally manipulated, they are straight scans of home-darkroom prints.  Most of the photos were shot on hypered Konica SR1600 or 400 print film, at f/7 using the Lumicon reducer.

   C14 on Byers 812

(This is the rig that I used to take most of the following photos.  This picture was taken at Riverside '85, and is where I took the below Trifid shot)

Trifid C14 HalfRes.jpg (248146 bytes)   Trifid Nebula (M20)

Lagoon C14 HalfRes.jpg (247353 bytes)   Lagoon Nebula (M8)

Omega C14 HalfRes.jpg (213539 bytes)   Omega/Swan Nebula (M17)

Eagle C14 HalfRes.jpg (161312 bytes)   Eagle Nebula (M16)

Dumbell C14 HalfRes.jpg (147365 bytes)   Dumbell Nebula (M27)

 (This was my first autoguided,ST4, image.  The trailed stars were evidence of my difficulty getting the guider to work with the long focal length of the C14.  Still, the promise of autoguiding was evident).

 

Whirlpool C14 HalfRes.jpg (120940 bytes)   Whirlpool Galaxy (M51)

(my second autoguided image...  Still some trailing)

 

Comet West 1976 HalfRes.jpg (45915 bytes)  Comet West

(my very first astrophoto, and I was hooked! - taken piggyback on a C8 from north of Houston, Texas)

 

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