NGC7380 Emission Nebula in Halpha 

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Taken on September 21, 2005 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

Astro-Physics AP180EDT f/9 imaging scope used at f/9 (F=1620mm)

Finger Lakes CM2-1 imaging camera operated at -20C

(to see biases/darks and flats for camera gain/readout noise measurements, click here)


Finger Lakes CFW7 Filter wheel

Astro-Physics 80/900mm guidescope

SBIG ST7E guide camera

Custom Scientific 3nm Ha filter (50mm unmounted)

four exposures of 20 minutes for Halpha

one hour and 20 minutes total exposure time

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