M8 and M20 widefield region in Halpha from Epsilon 180ED and IMG6303E with FLI PDF (first light)

4 x 10 minutes (first light)

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Taken on September 9, 2006 from Montebello Open Space Preserve near Palo Alto, Ca.

6 x 10 minutes (backyard)

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Taken on September 10, 2006 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

Takahashi Epsilon 180ED imaging scope (f/2.8, F=500mm)

Finger Lakes IMG6303E imaging camera operated at -26C

Finger Lakes CFW7 Filter wheel

Finger Lakes PDF Focuser with custom made adaptors (First Light)

Takahashi FCT76 guide scope

SBIG ST7ME guide camera operated at -10C

4 exposures of 10 minutes through Halpha filter (first light)

6 exposures of 10 minutes through Halpha filter (backyard)

Forty minutes total exposure time

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