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9/6/2014 – Sunset at Wagman Observatory – By Nate Brandt

It rained part of the way to Wagman as I drove east last night which probably discouraged more people from coming out for movie night.  We had a beautiful sunset in the west and at the same time we had a double rainbow in the east followed up by the movie October Sky shortly after.

Double Rainbow over Wagman Movie Night - By Nate Brandt

Double Rainbow over Wagman Movie Night – By Nate Brandt

Regards,

Nate Brandt

Cocoon Nebula - IC5146 -- in Cygnus Location: Cherry Springs, PA Equipment: Imaging Camera = ATIK 383L Camera Autoguiding Camera = Atik16IC via an OAG Telescope OTA = Tele Vue NP127is @f5.2 Mount = CGEM Home made cross filter Exposures = multiple 5 min. L and multiple 10 min. each RGB Software = Maxim DL and Photoshop CS5

Cocoon Nebula – IC5146 — in Cygnus
Location:
Cherry Springs, PA
Equipment:
Imaging Camera = ATIK 383L Camera
Autoguiding Camera = Atik16IC via an OAG
Telescope OTA = Tele Vue NP127is @f5.2
Mount = CGEM
Home made cross filter
Exposures = multiple 5 min. L and multiple 10 min. each RGB
Software = Maxim DL and Photoshop CS5

 

From my 1st trip to Cherry Springs 2 weeks ago. 

Imaging details are below the image.

Thanks for looking.

Frank Wielgus

Thursday night at Wagman was one of the most transparent nights I’ve ever seen at Wagman.  The MW was easily visible and dipping further into the south than usual.  I took a few pictures around the observatory to try and show how nice the view was.

Regards,

Nate Brandt

8/10/2014 – During a full moon night at Wagman Observatory I decided to play with the Brashear Refractor and determine requirements for extension tubes and other adapters to reach focus with a small chip high speed, webcam like, imaging camera for lunar and planetary imaging.  As luck would have it, very little was needed outside of the ordinary adapters, focus was easy to reach, and the Brashear performed well considering the lousy seeing and the “flatness” or lack of contrast we normally have during a full moon.  Hunting around on the eastern limb of the moon took us to Crater Neper whose central peak just catches the light and whose shadow can be seen against the rear crater wall.

Regards,

Nate Brandt

Crater Neper - By Nate Brandt

Crater Neper – By Nate Brandt

http://celestial-imaging.com/?p=1797

Hi all

This my image of IC5068 in Cygnus. I saw this image done the other day and thought it looked pretty cool. I realized I already had unprocessed data for this object from last year.   So here it is,  Tri Color Narrowband image of 22hrs. This was done from my home observatory in Pa. with the TMB130mm and Apogee U8300

IC5068

IC5068 – By Bill Snyder

http://billsnyderastrophotography.com/?page_id=4318

Thanks for looking,

Bill Snyder

Nick & Coleen Martch, Mick & MIchael Christeson, Dan Spano, Bill Roemer, Mike Meteney, Michael Skowvron, John Diller, Nate Brandt, Frank Pastin and I observed at Mingo Observatory tonight closing at 10:30 PM. We looked at Sirius, Jupiter including a later shadow transit, M-42, M-46, M-82 w SN about 13.7 mag, M-81, M-97, M-108, M-65, M-66, M-95, M-105, NGC 3384, NGC 3389, M-85, NGC 4394, NGC 4312, M-100, Mars,1 meteor and 1 fireball. An enjoyable evening.

Ken Kobus