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CCD Imaging Archive (Page One)

To get the ball rolling we have a few recent images from Al Kelly. His full collection of images can be found here: Al Kelly's Astrophotography website. As this section of Astronomy Today develops we'll feature more of Al's images.

image of m65
Al Kelly's image of spiral galaxy M65 in Leo, composed from images taken with a Starlight Express MX916 and a 32" f4 Newtonian on 2nd March, 2006. The images were captured in Danciger, Texas, using Schuler RGcBc filters. Technical details: Four 240-second unfiltered exposures, four 90-second subexposures in red, three 90-second subexposures in green, and five 90-second subexposures in blue were self-guided in Astroart and processed in AIP4WIN and Photoshop. All images were binned 2x2.

image of NGC 246
Al Kelly's image of planetary nebula NGC 246 in Pisces, composed from images taken with a Starlight Express MX916 and an 8" Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope. The images were captured on 3rd November, 2005 at the Eldorado Star Party (near Sonora, Texas), using Schuler RGcBc filters. Technical details: Fourteen 300-second unfiltered subexposures, seven 300-second subexposures in red, six 300-second subexposures in green, and eight 300-second subexposures in blue were self-guided in Astroart and processed in AIP4WIN and Photoshop.

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