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st2k-m1-lrgb-sm: M1: The Crab Nebula Supernova Remnant
Right Ascension:05 : 34.5 (h:m)
Declination: +22 : 01 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 8.4 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 6x4 (arc min)
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 1067 x 800 (300K) 12/03/02
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size: 1122 x 832 (725K) 12/15/04
CN-212 @ f/8.3 in Cass. Mode: LRGB image size: 1024 x 768 (527K) 1-15-05
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st2k-m2-lrgb-sm: M2: Globular Cluster in Aquarius
Right Ascension:21 : 33.5 (h:m)
Declination: -00 : 49 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 6.5 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 12.9 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image Size: 1600 x 1200 (1800K)
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st2k-m3sm: M3: Globular Cluster in Canes Venatici
Right Ascension:13 : 42.2 (h:m)
Declination: +28 : 23 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 6.4 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 16.2 (arc min)
TEC 140 Apo @ f/7: Image size: 1024 x 768 (650K) 4/17/07
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 800 x 600 (350K) 2/9/03
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image Size: 1024 x 768 (720K)
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st2k-m5lrgb-sm: M5: Globular Cluster in Serpens
Right Ascension:15 : 18.6 (h:m)
Declination: +02 : 05 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 5.6 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 23 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size: 1024 x 768 (820K) 4/9/04
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st2k-m8-lrgb-sm: M8: The Lagoon Nebula in Sagittarius
Right Ascension:18 : 03.8 (h:m)
Declination: -24 : 23 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 5.8 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 90 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size: 1600 x 1200 (1,900K) 9/2/04
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st2k-m11-lrgb-sm: M11: The Wild Duck Cluster in Scutum
Right Ascension:18 : 51.1 (h:m)
Declination: -06 : 16 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 5.8 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 14 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size: 1600 x 1200 (1,500K) 9/1/04
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tec-140-m12sm: M12: Globular Cluster in Ophiuchus
Right Ascension:16 : 47.2 (h:m)
Declination: -01 : 57 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 6.6 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 14.5 (arc min)
TEC-140 Apo @ f/7: Image size: 1280 x 960 (780K) 5/14/08
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st2k-m13asm: M13: Globular Cluster in Hercules
Right Ascension:16 : 41.7 (h:m)
Declination: +36 : 28 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 5.8 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 16.6 (arc min)
TEC-140 Apo @ f/7: Image size: 1280 x 960 (650K) 5/13/07
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 800 x 600 (230K) 6/1/03
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size 1024x768 (530K) 5-16-04
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st2k-m15-lrgb-sm: M15: Globular Cluster in Pegasus
Right Ascension:21 : 30 (h:m)
Declination: +12 : 10 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 6.4 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 12.3 (arc min)
Takahashi CN-212 @ f/3.9: Image size 1024 x 768 (840K) 9-04-05
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st2k-m16-lrgb-sm: M16: The Eagle Nebula in Serpens
Right Ascension:18 : 18.8 (h:m)
Declination: -13 : 47 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 6.0 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 35 (arc min)
TEC 140 Apo @ f/7: Image size: 1343 x 1040 (1000K) 6/13/08
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size: 1388 x 1020 (1,200K) 9/4/04
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st2k-m17-lrgb-sm: M17: The Omega Nebula in Sagittarius
Right Ascension:18 : 20.8 (h:m)
Declination: -16 : 11 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 6 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 46 (arc min)
TEC-140 Apo @ f/7: Image size 1280x960 (1000K) 5-28/08
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size 1024x852 (870K) 7-11-04
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st2k-m20-lrgb-sm: M20: The Trifid Nebula in Sagittarius
Right Ascension:18 : 02.3 (h:m)
Declination: -23 : 02 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 6.3 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 29 (arc min)
TEC-140 Apo @ f/7: Image size: 1280 x 960 (1,100K) 9/2/08
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size: 1600 x 1200 (1,500K) 9/1/04
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st2k-m22-lrgb-sm: M22: Globular Cluster in Sagittarius
Right Ascension:18 : 36.4 (h:m)
Declination: -23 : 54 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 5.1 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 24 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size: 1600 x 1200 (1,600K) 9/1/04
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st-2k-m27-lrgbsm: M27: The Dumbbell Planetary Nebula
Right Ascension:19 : 59.6 (h:m)
Declination: +22 : 43 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 7.4 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 8 x 5.7 (arc min)
Celestron C11 @ f/6.3: Image size 800x600 (322K) 7/03/03
Takahashi FS-78 @f/8: Image size 1600x1200 (1200K) 5-16-04
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st2k-m33sm: M33: The Pinwheel Galaxy
Right Ascension:1 : 33.9 (h:m)
Declination: +30 : 39 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 5.7 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 75 x 45 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size 1024x768 (450K) 9/20/03
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st2k-m35-lrgb-sm: M35 and NGC 2158: Open Clusters in Gemini
Right Ascension:6 : 08.9 (h:m)
Declination: +61 : 15 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 7.1 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 16 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size 1024x768 (940K) 11/13/04
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st2k-m37-lrgb-sm: M37: Open Cluster in Auriga
Right Ascension:5 : 52.4 (h:m)
Declination: +32 : 33 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 5.6 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 28 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size 1024x768 (1000K) 11/13/04
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st2k-m38-lrgb-sm: M38 and NGC 1907: Open Clusters in Auriga
Right Ascension:1 : 33.9 (h:m)
Declination: +30 : 39 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 5.7 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 75 x 45 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size 1024x768 (450K) 9/20/03
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st2k-m42lrgb-sm: M42: The Orion Nebula
Right Ascension:05 : 35.4 (h:m)
Declination: -05 : 27 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 4 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 85x60 (arc min)
TEC-140 Apo @ f/5.25: Image size 1024 x 768 (630K) 12/10/06
400mm Sigma APO lens at f/11: Image size: 1576 x 1200 (712K) 12/07/02
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/6: Image size: 1024 x 785 (659K) 10/20/03
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st2k-m45-lrgb1-sm: M45: Subaru, the Pleiades--the Seven Sisters open cluster in Taurus
Right Ascension: 03: 47.0 (h:m)
Declination: +24 : 07 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 1.6 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 110 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/6: Image size: 800 x 600 (305K) 10/30/03
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st2k-m51sm: M51: Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici: The Whirlpool Galaxy
Right Ascension:13 : 29.9 (h:m)
Declination: +47 : 12 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 8.4 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 11 (arc min)
TEC 140 Apo Refractor @ f/7: Image size: 1024 x 768 (450K) 3/29/08
CN212 at f/3.9: Image size: 1024 x 768 (760K) 3/09/05
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 1067 x 800 (284K) 2/08/03
ST-2000/ST-237 color experiment with M51
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st2k-m52-ngc7635-lrgb-sm: M52 and NGC 7635: Open Cluster and Emission/reflection nebula in Cassiopeia
Right Ascension:23 : 24.2 (h:m)
Declination: +61 : 35 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 6.9 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 13 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size: 1024 x 768 (1400K) 9/10/04
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st2k-m53a-sm: M53: Globular Cluster in Coma Berenices
Right Ascension:13 : 12.9 (h:m)
Declination: +18 : 10 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 7.6 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 13 (arc min)
TEC 140 Apo @ f/7: Image size: 1024 x 768 (417K) 5/5/08
Takahashi FS-78 at f/8: Image size: 1024 x 768 (417K) 4/29/04
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st2k-m57-sm: M57: The Ring Nebula in Lyra
Right Ascension:18 : 53.6 (h:m)
Declination: +33 : 02 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 8.8 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 1.4 x 1.0 (arc min)
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 1072 x 804 (317K) 6/26/03
C11 at f/10: Cropped Image size: 800 x 623 (200K) 5/19/04
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st2k-m63-lrgb-sm: M63: Spiral Galaxy in Canes Venatici: The Sunflower Galaxy
Right Ascension:13 : 15.8 (h:m)
Declination: +42 : 02 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 8.6 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 10 x 6 (arc min)
CN-212 at f/3.9: LRGB Image size: 1024 x 768 (490K) 2/04/05
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st2k-m64lrgb-sm: M64: Spiral Galaxy in Coma Berenices: The Blackeye Galaxy
Right Ascension:12 : 56.7 (h:m)
Declination: +21 : 41 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 8.5 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 9.3 x 5.4 (arc min)
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 800 x 600 (235K) 3/24/03
C11 LRGB image at f/6.7: Image size: 1024 x 768 (400K) 3/10/04
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st2k-m66sm: M66: Spiral Galaxy in Leo
Right Ascension:11 : 20.2 (h:m)
Declination: +12 : 59 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 8.9 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 8 x 2.5 (arc min)
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 800 x 600 (284K) 3/09/03
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st2k-cn212-m81-lrgb-sm: M81: Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major: Bode's Galaxy
Right Ascension:09 : 55.6 (h:m)
Declination: +69 : 04 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 6.9 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 25.7 (arc min)
TEC-140 Apo @ f/7: Image size: 1024 x 768 (342K) 3/9/07
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 1067 x 800 (345K) 1/30/03
M81 and M82 with Tak. FS-78 at f/7: Image size: 1024 x 768 (495K) 1/24/04
CN-212 at f/3.9: LRGB Image size: 1024 x 768 (526K) 2/4/05
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st2k-m82-lrgb-sm: M82: Irregular Galaxy in Ursa Major: The Cigar Galaxy
Right Ascension:09 : 55.8 (h:m)
Declination: +69 : 41 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 8.4 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 9 x 4 (arc min)
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 800 x 600 (195K) 12/21/02
C11 at f/6.7: Image size: 1024 x 768 (460K) 3/22/04
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st2k-m92-lrgb-sm: M92: Globular Cluster in Hercules
Right Ascension:17 : 17.1 (h:m)
Declination: +43 : 08 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 6.5 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 11.2 (arc min)
Takahashi CN-212 Cassegrain: Image size 1024x768 (590K) 5-7-05
Takahashi FS-78 @ f/8: Image size 1024x768 (745K) 5-16-04
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tec140-m97lrgbsm: M97: Planetary Nebula in Ursa major
Right Ascension: 11 : 14.8 (h:m)
Declination: +55 : 01 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 11.2 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 3.2 (arc min)
TEC-140 Apochromatic Refractor: Image size 1024x768 (460K) 3-12-08

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st2k-m101-lrgbsm: M101: Spiral Galaxy in Ursa Major
Right Ascension:14 : 03.2 (h:m)
Declination: +54 : 21 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 7.9 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 22 (arc min)
Takahashi FS-78 at f/8: Image size: 1024 x 7680 (410K) 4/09/04
Takahashi CN-212 Newtonian Mode: Image size 1280 x 960 (860K) 2/13/05
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st2k-m106lrgb-sm: M106: Galaxy in Canes Venatici
Right Ascension:12 : 19.0 (h:m)
Declination: +47 : 18 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 8.3 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 18.2 (arc min)
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 800 x 600 (224K) 2/05/03
C11 LRGB image at f/6.7: Image size: 1024 x 768 (400K) 2/25/04
Takahashi CN-212 (f/3.9) LRGB Image size: 1600 x 1200 (904K) 2-5-05
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TEC-140-lrgb-m108sm: M108: Galaxy in Ursa Major
Right Ascension:11 : 11.5 (h:m)
Declination: +55 : 40 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 10.1 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 8.3 (arc min)
TEC 140 Apo at f/7: Image size: 1280 x 960 (460K) 3/13/08
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st2k-m109-1sm: M109: Galaxy in Ursa Major
Right Ascension:11 : 57.6 (h:m)
Declination: +53 : 23 (deg:m)
Magnitude: 9.8 (mag)
Apparent Dimension: 7.6 (arc min)
C11 at f/6.3: Image size: 1024 x 768 (330K) 3/10/03
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