Supernova 2005CS in M51 - Whirlpool Galaxy

Modified Canon Digital Rebel and 20 Inch Starmaster

Cherry Springs Dark Sky Park

July 2, 2005

by Gary Honis


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Image taken with the Modified Digital Rebel through 20 inch Starmaster Alt-Az Dobsonian with GOTO Skytracker and autoguided using a modified Philips Vesta webcam. A Denkmeier 2 inch OCS was used to reach focus. No infrared block filter was used. Image is a stack of 12 one-minute exposures at ISO 1600 and is full frame. For details on how I am autoguiding the 20 inch Starmaster for imaging using Guidedog CLICK HERE.



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