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Pictures From The Cosmos

Veil Nubula

Veil Nubula

Whirlpool Galaxy

The Whirlpool Galaxy

Trifid Nebula

Trifid Nebula

The now memory only MIR with the shuttle docked

The Shuttle Docked With The MIR Space Station

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Photo by The Astronomynut

One of the first shots I ever took,of the Great Orion Nebula, with a Meade ETX 60, at about a 15 minute exposure, on Fuji 400 speed film. Some of the detail was lost on scanning the image into my files. If you look closely however some detail of the Horsehead Nebula is apparent. The ETX 60 is equal to a 350mm lens when coupled with a camera.
You can look for more photos soon on a new page showing some new photos that I am working on. I am using a technique of taking a photo directly through the eyepiece of the telescope. Look for it!       

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Solar Eclipse

Solar Flare During A Solar Eclipse

Comet Hyakutake

Comet Hyakutake

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This is the Meade ETX 70, exactly the same as the ETX 60, but the ETX 70 has a slightly larger objective lens. The tube assembly and all controls are otherwise identical. But the ETX 70 will deliver an even better photo than the one on the left.

Photos from visitors to The Universe

Large Sunspots
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photo by Gary Smithmier

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photo by Gavin Vincent

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photo by Gavin Vincent