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Double Cluster

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This image © Copyright 2008, Michael Fulbright

First night out with a Canon Rebel XT DSLR a friend lent me. Conditions were a full Moon with reasonable transmission. Even with such a bright sky background I was impressed with what the camera was able to do with 30 seconds exposures. Also my first experience using GuiderMaster and a Toucam webcam to guide. My regular CCD camera is in the shop for repairs so it was fun to be able to experiment with new equipment.

Acquisition Details:
Date: 12/04/2006
Exposure: 18 x 30 seconds each @ ISO 800
Telescope: TEC 140 APO + AP 0.75x reducer
Mount: MI-250
Camera: Canon Rebel XT (unmodified)