M57 and Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3c

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Object: M57 and Comet Schwassmann-Wachmann 3c

Date: May 8, 2006 (2:01 AM Local Time)

Exposure: 90 Seconds @ 1600 ISO (Single Exposure)

Location: My-Spot Observatory - West Bloomfield, Michigan

Camera: Konica-Minolta Maxxum 7D

Equipment: 10" f/10 Meade OTA w/Meade 0.63x focal reducer on Losmandy G-11

Guide Scope: ETX90 OTA and SBIG ST-4 (Mostly A1's)

Hardware & Software: RAW conversion and Dark Frame subtraction done using my own WinMRW conversion software.  Then the image was then curve adjusted using Picture Window Pro. No other processing was performed...

Info: The focus of this image was very poor and the Limiting Magnitude was in the 3.3 range. I could not find my allen wrench set so a Meade 0.63x focal reducer was simply set in the GEG body. I also had to wait for this FOV to clear a very poorly placed tree.

Updated: 05/08/06 09:49:15 AM