IC1318 and Crescent Nebula region in Halpha

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Taken on May 26, 2006 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

Pentax Takumar 200mm f/4 medium format camera lens

Finger Lakes IMG6303E imaging camera operated at -26C

Finger Lakes DF2 Digital Focuser

Finger Lakes CFW7 Filter wheel

Takahashi FCT-76 guide scope

SBIG ST7ME guide camera

Custom made camera mounting frame 

Halpha filter 6nm FWHM (50mm unmounted)

three exposures of 30 minutes for Halpha

one and a half hours total exposure time

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