Image Gallery

All Images were taken at the University of Pittsburgh's Allegheny Observatory mostly using a Santa Barbara Instruments Group (SBIG) ST2000-XM CCD Camera coupled to an SBIG AO-7 adaptive optics module.  Unless otherwise noted the images were taken through the prime focus of a 10 inch f/6.3 Meade LX-200 Schmidt-Cassegrain telescope.    
This 0.01 second image of mars was taken through a red filter with the 30 inch Thaw Refractor using a Finger Lakes Instruments IMG-4240 CCD camera.

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This is an LRGB image of  the central area of the galaxy M33.  It is a combination of a 1 hour exposure in white light plus 30 minutes in red, 30 minutes in green and 48 minutes in blue light yielding a total exposure time of 2 hours and 48 minutes.  Each image was dark subtracted, flat fielded and the cool pixels were removed. The images were then combined using Mira AP software.         

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This is an LRGB image of  the planetary nebula M27.  It is a combination of a 30 minute exposure in white light plus 10 minutes in red, 10 minutes in green and 16 minutes in blue light yielding a total exposure time of 1 hour 6 minutes.  Each image was dark subtracted, flat fielded and the cool pixels were removed. The images were then combined using Mira AP software.         

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This is an image of  the galaxy NGC-7331.  It is a 30 minute exposure in white light.  The image was dark subtracted, flat fielded and the cool pixels were removed using CCDOPS.

 

Note:  There are several faint galaxies in this field.

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0.12 second image of the Moon taken through an Orion Moon Filter.

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Two 30 second images of the Asteroid Pallas taken 1 hour and 12 minutes apart to show the motion.  This image was stacked and aligned using Mira AP.  

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Image of the Moon taken through the 30 inch Thaw refractor. 
A 26mm Meade series 3000 eyepiece was installed in a Meade variable tele-extender to yield this 0.6 second image of Saturn.   

 

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Last Modified 04/19/2004