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Photographer:

Steve Fry

Email:

stevefry@comcast.net

Location of Photo:

El Dorado Hills, CA

Date/Time of photo:

November 2010

Equipment:

FSQ-106EDX at 530 mm focal length on Paramount ME. Total exposure of 2.5 hours with STL-11000M camera, AO-L adaptive optics, and Custom Scientific RGB filters. Unattended imaging with CCDAutoPilot controlling TheSkyPro, MaximDL, FocusMax

Description:

The Witch Head nebula - interstellar dust is reflecting a ghostly light from Rigel (the bright star at the right foot of Orion). This was a relatively short exposure for this dim object due to non-cooperative weather, and a synthetic luminance image was created from the RGB data. Taken in November 2010 at Sierra Skies Observatory in El Dorado Hills, California.

Website:

http://www.SierraSkiesObservatory.com/

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