All images were taken at the 2005 Winter Star Party with the following equipment: Astro-Physics 130mm f/6 APO refractor on Astro-Physics 600E mount, SBIG ST8XME CCD, RGB colour filters, Homeyer filter wheel. Exposure times were typically 15 minutes in each filter. Be sure to click on the images for the full resolution versions (also note that newer versions of Internet Explorer scale down the size images to fit your screen (bad, bad Microsoft!).

Taken by Dave Lane and Greg Palman with image processing (Maxim DL and Corel Draw) by Dave Lane (Copyright 2005 - by Lane and Palman).

Omega Centauri - the best globular cluster in the sky. This image has been log-scaled.
   
B33 - the horsehead nebula in Orion.
   
B33 and NGC2024 - the Horsehead and Flame nebulae. The bright star is Zeta Orionis.
   
NGC2237 - the Rosette Nebula. This is a mosaic of four frames. Be sure to look at the amazing (if I do say so myself!) full resolution version.
   
M42 and M43 - the Orion Nebula. This image has been log-log-scaled.
   
NGC5128 - the Centaurus A radio galaxy.
   
The crescent Moon still in twilight.
   
The crescent Moon showing "earth shine". This is the same image as the one above, except scaled differently.

Last Updated: April 20, 2005.

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