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Rick Burke's Photo Gallery


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Galaxies in the Virgo Cluster from the southern end of Markarian's Chain
Captured at the Cherry Springs Star Party, June 4th, 2013
12-10minute exposures with a QHY10 one-shot color camera through a Tele Vue NP127is.
Image capture with ImagesPlus, guiding with PHD. Processing with ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS6
                    Without catalog number annotations                                 With catalog number annotations - 42 galaxies!
 

M81 (Bode's Galaxy) on the right and M82 (Cigar Galaxy) on the left.
Captured at the Texas Star Party, May 6 & 7, 2013 and the Cherry Springs Star Party June 3, 2013.
12-15 minute luminance exposures, 12-10 R, G, & B images, binned 2x2 captured with a QSI583 camera through a Tele Vue NP127is, guiding by PHD, with image capture with ImagesPlus, guiding with PHD.
Processing with ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS6.

 

Globular Cluster Messier 13 in Hercules
Captured at the Texas Star Party, May 6 & 7, 2013 and the Cherry Springs Star Party June 3, 2013.
6-10 minute images captured with a QHY10 one-shot color camera through a Tele Vue NP127is, guiding by PHD, with image capture with ImagesPlus, guiding with PHD. Processing with ImagesPlus and Photoshop CS6.
Note that no dark or bias frames were used in the processing of this image.

 

The Sun in Hydrogen-alpha wavelength
Image captured on 5/3/2012 with Coronado Maxscope 60.  400 sub-exposures taken with Atik Titan
camera, stacked and sharpened in Registax, then merged, colorized, and tweaked in Photoshop

 

M31 - the Andromeda Galaxy (NGC 224)


The Horsehead Nebula (Barnard 33 in emission nebula IC 434)
 

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M42 - the Orion Nebula (NGC 1976)

 

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M51 - the Whirlpool Galaxy (NGC 5194)

 

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Omega Centauri (NGC 5139)

 


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