FLI-8300C Images

Last up date Nov. 2013


NGC2359 - Thor's helmet

cropped from full frame




 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  11/02/13
 Location taken  PCPPASP
 Exposure time  24 x 5 min + 24 x 10 min = 6 hour total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55


M57 - the Ring Nebula

M57 is a planetary nebula in Lyra

cropped from full frame





 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  04/22/12
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  24 x 5 min = 2 hour total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



NGC6946 & NGC6939 in Cepheus


NGC6946 is a spiral galaxy nearlyface on.

NGC6939 - is an open cluster.




 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  03/25/12
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  33 x 5 min = 2 hour 45 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ -0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55


M97, M108, and NGC3594 in Ursa Major

M97 in lower left is a planetary nebula, also called the Owl Nebula.

M108 in the upper right is a barred spiral galaxy nearly edge on - type SBc.

NGC3594 - fuzzy object in the upper left is a lenticular galaxy - type SO.





 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  02/24/12
 Location taken   Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time   2 hour 57 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ -10c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55





NGC1499 - California nebula

Emission Nebula in Perseus

 



 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  10/02/11
 Location taken  PCPPASP 2011
 Exposure time  60 x 5 minutes = 5 hour total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ -10c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55


NGC2237 Rosette nebula

Emission nebula in Monoceros. NGC2244 is the open cluster in the center of nebula


 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  10/02/11
 Location taken  PCPPASP 2011
 Exposure time  36 x 5 minutes = 3 hour total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ -10c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55


NGC891

Edge on galaxy in Andromeda




 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  10/01/11
 Location taken  PCPPASP 2011
 Exposure time  14 x 5 minutes = 1hour 10 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ -10c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55


NGC7380 - Wizard nebula

Open Cluster and nebula in Cepheus




 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  09/30/11
 Location taken  PCPPASP 2011
 Exposure time  11 x 5 minutes = 55 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ -10c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



C/2009 P1 (Garradd) near M71 (gobular cluster in Sagitta) early morning on 08/27/11

This comet was discovered in 2009 by G. J. Garradd (Siding Spring Observatory, Australia).
Click the link to see an animation of the comet's motion over 2 hours and 36 minutes




 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  08/27/11
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  20 x 3 minutes = 1 hour total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55

NGC6819 - Open cluster in Cygnus

It is sometimes called the Fox Head cluster




 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  07/31/11
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  15 x 1 minutes = 15 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55


Helix Nebula - planetary nebula in Aquarius

It is also known as NGC7293





 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  07/31/11
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  12 x 5 minutes = 60 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55


M8 Lagoon Nebula - Emission Nebula in Sagittarius

An Emission nebula that is a star forming region. It is also known as NGC6523





 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  07/30/11
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  7 x 3 minutes = 21 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55

M27 - Planetary Nebula in Velpecula

Planetary nebulas are where a star has sort of coughed off its outer layers and leaves the star as a white dwarf at the center of the nebula.





 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  04/02/11
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  10 x 5 minutes = 50 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



M13 - Gobular Cluster in Hercules

Gobular clusters are balls of stars that are gravitationally bound to each other. There is faint background galaxy in the upper left (NCG6207 = 12.1 mag)





 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  04/02/11
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time   23 x 5 minutes = 1 hour 55 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



NGC7000 - The North American Nebula - in Cygnus
 
NGC7000 is an emission nebula shaped like the continent of North America. On the right is  the Pelican Nebula IC5067 & IC5070 . The brighter red at the north end of the pelican is IC5070. These three are all part of the same interstellar cloud of ionized hydrogen (H II region). Interstellar dust blocks the gas and stars behind the dust creating the darker areas, causing the shapes we see..


 

 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  11/05/10
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  17 x 5 minutes = 1 hour 25 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ - 5c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0 with .63 reducer
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55


NGC6888 - The Crescent Nebula - in Cygnus

NGC6888 is an emission nebula that is formed from stellar wind from the Wolf-Rayet star at it's center WR136. The current fast moving stellar wind is impacting slower moving stellar wind/material ejected from when the star was in a past red giant phase, creating shockwaves. The faint red nebulosity at the lower left is part of LBN208. The lower right as some faint red nebulosity that is part of IC1318.

 


 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  10/09/10 & 10/10/10
 Location taken   Pennington Creek in Okla. during PCPPASP 2010
 Exposure time  39 x 5 minutes = 3 hour 15 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



M81, M82, and NGC3077 - in Ursa Major

Three galaxy types represented in this shot. M81 is a spiral galaxy at the lower right. M82 near the top is an irregular galaxy, sometimes called the cigar galaxy. NGC3077 the round fuzzy object in the lower left is an elliptical galaxy.




 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  10/10/10
 Location taken   Pennington Creek in Okla. during PCPPASP 2010
 Exposure time  18 x 5 minutes = 1 hour 30 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55


NGC281

The PacMan Nebula located in the constellation of Cassiopeia



 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  10/10/10
 Location taken   Pennington Creek in Okla. during PCPPASP 2010
 Exposure time  36 x 5 minutes = 3 hour total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



NGC6992 - in Cygnus - part of the Veil Nebula

NGC6992 is the eastern part of a super nova remnant called the Veil Nebula




 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  09/06/10
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  3 x 5 min + 15 x 3 min = 1 hour total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



M33 - in Trianglulum - sometimes called the pinwheel galaxy



 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  08/13/10
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  12 x 5 min = 1 hour total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55





M17 - The Omega Nebula, also known as the Swan Nebula

Emission nebula in Sagittarius

Cropped from full frame



 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  08/13/10
 Location taken  Owl Creek Observatory
 Exposure time  12 x 5 minutes = 1 hour total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55




Orion Nebula and the Running Man

The Orion nebula aka M42 is an emmission nebula that is a star forming region. It is located at the middle star of Orion's sword. The Running Man aka NGC1977 is a reflection nebula (top of image).




 Image by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  10/18/09
 Location taken  Pennington Creek in Okla. during PCPPASP 2009
 Exposure time  20 x 3 minutes = 1 hour total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ + 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



Andromeda Galaxy
This is One of our sister galaxies Andromeda  aka M31, or NGC 224 in this photo you will see three galaxies M31 the largest of the three run the full frame of the photo M110 the the galaxy farthest away in the photo M32 is smaller and closer  to M31.

Andromeda Galaxy

 Image taken by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  10/17/09
 Location taken  Pennington Creek in Okla. during PCPPASP 2009
 Exposure time  17 x 3 minutes = 51 minute total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ 0c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



Horse Head and The Flame Nebula
The horsehead is a very tough object to observe but some what easy to catch on film or CCD.
The Target B33 or Horsehead is a dark nebula and only the back light of Ionized gas IC 434 lets us see it, the flame nebula is NGC 2024

Horsehead and the Flame Nebula

 Image taken by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  10/17/09
 Location taken  Pennington Creek in Okla. during PCPPASP 2009
 Exposure time  82 x 2 minutes = 2 hrs 44 min total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ +5c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



NGC253 the Sculptor Galaxy


Located in the constellation Sculptor this spiral galaxy is also sometimes called the silver coin galaxy.




 Image taken by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  10/17/09
 Location taken  Pennington Creek in Okla. during PCPPASP 2009
 Exposure time  97 x 1 minute = 1 hr 37 min total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ +5c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55


Double Cluster

2nd light for the FLI-8300C

NGC869 & NGC884




 Image taken by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  08/15/09
 Location taken  Choctaw, Ok a suburb of Oklahoma City
 Exposure time  7 x 1 minute = 7 min total
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ +10c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Meade DSI pro
 Guide scope  Astro Tech 66mm F6.0
 Mount  Meade LXD55



Moon - cropped from full frame


1st light for the FLI-8300C - this was not debayered = monochrome




 Image taken by  Kevin Davis, Tony Labude, and Dennis Wigley
 Date taken  08/01/09
 Location taken  Choctaw, OK a suburb of Oklahoma City
 Exposure time  3 x .014 seconds averaged
 Imaging camera  Finger Lakes Microline 8300C @ +10c
 Imaging scope  Astro Tech 80mm F7.0
 Guide camera  Not guided
 Guide scope  Not guided
 Mount  Meade LXD55