Sharpless 2-240 in Halpha from Pentax 300mm f/4 medium format camera lens and FLI IMG6303E with Custom Scientific Halpha filter

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Taken on November 23, 2007 from my ranch near Mariposa, Ca.\

taken under full moon, click here to see image taken under no moon conditions

(Full moon conditions)

Pentax Takumar 300mm f/4 medium format camera lens  (used at f/4)

Finger Lakes IMG6303E imaging camera operated at -26C

Finger Lakes DF2 Digital Focuser

Finger Lakes CFW7 Filter wheel

Takahashi FCT-76 guide scope

SBIG ST7E guide camera

Custom made camera mounting frame

Custom Scientific 4.5nm Ha filter, 50 mm unmounted

Optec RGB filters, 50 mm unmounted

9 exposures of 20 minutes for Halpha

3 hours total exposure time

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