MIlky Way Halpha Mosaic

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Taken on July 2, 2006 from Fremont Peak State Park near San Juan Bautista, Ca.

Pentax Takumar 55mm f/3.5 medium format (6x7) camera lens 

FLI IMG6303E Imaging camera operated at -26C

Takahashi FCT76 guide scope

ST7ME guide camera operated at -15C

FLI CFW7 color filter wheel

FLI DF2 Digital Focuser

Custom made camera lens adapter system

4 exposures of 30 minutes through 6nm Halpha Filter for one aiming and 3 exposures of 30 minutes for the second aiming

Three and a half hours  total exposure time

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