Saturday, October 8, 2011


I had a wonderful time at the Peach State Star Gaze this year - Seeing old friends and meeting new ones under the dark skies at the Deerlick Astronomy Village.  Also thanks again to Rich Simons of Deep Sky Instruments for the use of his exceptional 10” Ritchey-Chr├ętien Astrograph.  The optics and engineering of this scope are simply amazing.  NGC 281 is an H II region in the constellation of Cassiopeia and part of the Perseus Spiral Arm.

Optics:  Deep Sky Instruments RC10C
Mount:  Astro-Physics AP900GTO
Camera:   SBIG ST2K XM
Filters Astrodon S2, Ha & O3
Location:  Deerlick Astronomy Village

Exposure Details
S2 = 435 Minutes
Ha = 165 Minutes
O3 = 210 Minutes

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