All images were taken with my Astro Physics 180 mm F9 refractor with a Pentax 6 x 7 camera unless otherwise stated, and auto guided with a ST 4 thru a 90 mm John Mellish refractor.

All images were processed and stacked, as well as printed, by Tony Hallas.


M51
This is a stack of two 90-minute exposures on hypered 35mm Fuji SHQ 100 using an Olympus OM-1. Notice that there are 6 background galaxies captured in this image.

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M81/M82
This is a single 90-minute exposure on hypered 35 mm Fuji SHQ 100 using an Olympus OM-1. The faint galaxy below M81 is clearly visible in this single exposure.

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Sunspots
The AP7.1 was working at F18 by use of a AP 2X Barlow and the AP Maxbright diagonal. The film in this case is hypered 35 mm Fuji SHQ 100, i had room on the roll of hypered film so I used it. The solar filter used was the visual Baader film filter, not the photographic density film. Surprisingly solar granulation is quite visible.

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Moon Terminator
Again the AP 7.1 was working at F18 by use of the AP 2X Barlow and the AP Maxbright diagonal. The film is hypered Fuji SHQ 100. Again I still had room n the roll of hypered film so I used it.

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Virgo cluster
Film was not hypered PPF 400 120 format. This is a stack of two 90 minute exposures. I have this as a 16 X 20 print on my wall and we have counted over 45 galaxies.

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NGC 253
7.72 magnitude, about 27.7 x 6.8 seconds in size. This is also a stack of two 90 minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400. This is an object more often imaged by ccd cameras than by a scope combination like mine.

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NGC 891
Spiral galaxy at 10.8 magnitude and about 13.4 x 2.5 seconds in size. This is a stack of two 90-minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400 120 format film. This is an object normally reserved for ccd imaging but I was curious as to what could be done on film with my scope/film combination.

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California Nebula NGC 1499
This is a stack of two 90 minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400 120 format film. It is about 145 seconds long and will just fit this film format.

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Cone Nebula NGC 2264 and surrounding area
This is a stack of two 90-minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400 120 format film.

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Horse Head IC 434 and Flame Nebula NGC 2024
This is a stack of two 90-minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400 120 format film. This area turns out to be a very nice fit on this film format and my scope.

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Andromeda Galaxy M31
Size is 188 x 62 seconds. This is a stack of three 90-minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400 120 format film. Notice carefully that the core is resolved as attested to by the dust lanes running in toward the core. The core of the companion galaxy M110 is also resolved.

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M74 Spiral galaxy
Magnitude 10.1 and 10.4 x 9.5 seconds in size. This is a stack of two 90-minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400 120 format film. Again an object more often imaged with ccd cameras and not frequently shot with a scope/camera combination like mine.

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Gum-1 or Seagull Nebula IC 2177
This is a stack of three 90-minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400 120 format film. The small planetary nebula 233.21 is there, try to find it as it is only 1/3 seconds in size. Also the nebula NGC 2327 is there and is much easier to find. The two open clusters NGC2335 and 2343 are very prominent.

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Veil Nebula, northern section NGC 6992
This is a stack of three 90-minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400 120 format film. Next year I will do the eastern part and combine them.

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33 The Pinwheel Galaxy
70.3 x 41.8 seconds in size. This is a stack of two 90-minute exposures on hypered Fugi Super HQ 100 film, 35 mm format. This is a cropped image and not the full frame. This is really great film!!!! Here at "My Place" this is an easy naked eye object.

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M42 The Great Nebula in Orion and NGC 1977 The Running Man
This is a stack of three 90 minute exposures taken over the course of one year. On my 16" X 20" print, the Trapezium is resolved as a blur of the 4 major stars to form a visual trapezoid, almost resolved but not quite. Notice the dust cloud detail between M42 and NGC 1977, and also below the left edge (the part that looks like a turkey head) of M42.

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M45 The Pleiades
Just the 4 major stars, as that is all tha would fit the scope and film format. This is a stack of two 90-minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400 120 format film.

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NGC 7000 The North American Nebula
This is a stack of three 90-minute exposures on not hypered PPF 400 120 format film. My scope and film combination just allow the nebula to fit, no room for the Pelican.

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