Kurt Friedrich

My astrophotography efforts starting back in 2003 with fairly primitive equipment up to the present.

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Bubble Nebula NGC 7635

Sept 24, 06 AP130 F/8 31 x 3min Canon 10d ISO1600 11 darks 500 5x5 adpt
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NGC6960 West Veil Nebula

July 7, 06 The Witch's Broom Nebula
ZS110 16 x 8min UHC ISO1600 Canon 10d
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M8 Lagoon, M20 Trifid Nebula, and M21 cluster

Aug 5, 05 M21 cluster is above (to the left) the Trifid
WO 80mm Fluorite TV .8 reducer 24x180sec UHC ISO1600 Canon 10d
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M17 Swan or Omega Nebula

Aug 4, 05 AP130 f/8 16x240sec UCH ISO1600 Canon 10d
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IC5146 The Cocoon Nebula

Aug 2, 37x2min Aug 5, 05 21x5min* AP130 f/8 ISO1600 Canon 10d
* Bill Bradford was kind enough to get rid of some red sky glow
using Russell Croman's GradientXterminator plug-in for Photoshop
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NGC 7023 Iris Nebula

Aug 24, 05 (Note the dark nebula going up and down and left and right from the brighter center.)
AP130 f/8 19x5min ISO1600 Canon 10d
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North American Nebula NGC 7000

July 28, 05 WO 80mm Fluorite TV .8 reducer UHC 19x4min ISO1600 Canon 10d
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M16 Eagle Nebula

July 13, 05 AP130 f/8 18x120 sec ISO1600 Canon 10d
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Veil Nebula NGC 6992 and 6960

July 26 and 25, 2005 NGC 6992 East NGC 6960 West
WO 80mm Fluorite TV.8 reducer UHC filter Canon 10D
2 photos edited together to make one - left 18x4min right 15x4min ISO1600
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M76 Little Dumbbell Nebula

Aug 9, 04 AP130 f/8 at f/6 25x120 sec ISO1600 Canon 10d
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M27 Dumbbell Nebula

Aug 26, 05 AP130 f/8 24x4min ISO800 Canon 10d
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M27 Dumbbell Nebula

June 20, 06 ZS110 f/7 37x2min ISO1600 Canon 10d
Full frame, 1/2 resolution
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NGC 2244 Open Cluster and NGC2237Rosette Nebula

Feb 12, 04 AP130 f/8 at f/6 38x120sec 18x180sec ISO1600 UHC Canon 10d
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M1 Crab Nebula

Feb 11, 04 22x2min UHC Feb10, 06 32x5min UHC AP130 f/8 ISO1600 Canon 10d
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Flame (NGC 2024) and Horsehead (Barnard 33) Nebula In Orion

Feb 8, 06 AP130 f/8 at f/6 18x8min UHC ISO1600 Canon 10d
IC 434 is the bright red emission nebula which runs across the center.
Barnard 33 is the dark nebula of interstellar dust which outlines the shape of a horse head.
Below and left of B 33 is the blue reflection nebula NGC 2023.
The Flame Nebula, NGC 2024 is just below the star Alnitak, which is the left most star in the belt of Orion.
The reflection nebulae IC432 is to the left of the Flame.
(This was taken with a 86% moon, less than 25 degrees away.)
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Flame and Horsehead with different telescope

Dec 27 04 WO 80mm Fluorite 24x4min ISO1600 UHC
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Great Orion Nebula (M42, M43) and NGC 1977 (Running Man Nebula)

Dec 18,22 03 AP130 f/8 at f/6 10x180sec + 10x60 faded in ISO800 Canon 10d
then 16 more 180secs from Dec 22 processed with these 10 to fill in faint red nebula
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M42

Feb 9, 06 AP130 f/8 UHC iso1600 4x30s 4x1min 28x8min
(This was taken with a 92% moon, less than 30 degrees away.)
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Flame and M42 composite

Composite images of the Flame and M42 placed on the Orion star field
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M57 through a 5.5" refractor and a 9 1/4 Schmidt-Cassegrain

M57 Ring Nebula - Unguided with the AP140 and a 2x barlow

June 28-29, 2016 6 x 2min AP140 f/7.5 Plus AP 2" Advanced Convertible Barlow
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M57 Ring Nebula - Unguided with the Celestron 9.25

Aug 18, 2016 55 x 1 min Celestron 9.25 (seeing was pretty poor, and shot from the wood deck = vibrations)
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M20-Trifid Nebula - from 49 deg N Lat (TMSP)

Aug 4, 16 AP140 f/7.5 Canon Rebel SL1 21x120 unguided
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Next 3 taken at Table Mt. Star Party 2017

M16 - Eagle Nebula - from 49 deg N Lat (TMSP)

Jul 19 17 AP140 f/7.5 Canon Rebel SL1 8x120 guided
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NGC 7023 - Iris Nebula - from 49 deg N Lat (TMSP)

Jul 19 17 AP140 f/7.5 Canon Rebel SL1 14x120 guided
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NGC 7662 - Snoball Nebula - from 49 deg N Lat (TMSP)

Jul 18 17 AP140 f/7.5 Canon Rebel SL1 17x120 guided
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