Every day our eyes catch the light of our memories – time spent with family, the journey to work, a special holiday, a beautiful sunset or a dark starlit night. Each image captured is a picture drawn in light – a photograph: only to be lost in our minds or forever forgotten. Nearly two hundred years ago a small group of amateur scientists achieved what had eluded mankind for centuries – the ability to capture a permanent record of an image seen by their own eyes – a moment in time frozen onto a surface. They had discovered Photography. They were the ‘Catchers of the Light’.

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Sharpless (Sh2) 82 The Little Cocoon

Sharpless 82 is a small emission nebula in constellation Sagitta, surrounded by a blue reflection nebula. The two nebulas lie on the background of vast dark cloud of dust.

Instruments and exposure data:

W.O FLT110 with dedicated TMB field flattener
FeatherTouch 3'' focuser
Starizona MicroTouch autofocuser
Meade DSI
Filters: LRGB Baader Planetarium
Sky-Watcher EQ6 Pro
Lum :108*3min bin1x1 (5h 24min)
Red :76*4min bin 1x1(5h 4min)
Green :49*3min (2h 27min)
Blue:15*4min 50*180 (3h 30min)

Total exposure time 16 hours 25min

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Ioannis Eleftheriadis said...

Φοβερός όπως πάντα....
Καλή συνέχεια θοδωρη
Ο οδοντίατρός σου

Theodore Arampatzoglou said...

Σ'ευχαριστώ Γιάννη!!!
Βλέπω δε χάνεις το ενδιαφέρον σου...
Ελπίζω κάποια στιγμή να κάνεις το μεγάλο άλμα!!!!