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Kelling Heath Autumn Star Party 2012

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Milkyway taken by Martin Crow. Canon EOS 550D F4, 180s ISO 1600 FL17mm single exposure

This single unfiltered exposure with a normal 17mm camera lens shows the quality of the skies at Kelling heath, note also Andromeda (M31) in the image.


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Andromeda Galaxy. Martin Crow, stacked image using Canon EOS 550D on an Orion Optice ED80 with a field flattener

Note M110 the larger of the two satellite galaxies classified as an E5 galaxy and M32 the smaller and brighter E2 elliptical galaxy.
At Kelling Heath the Andromeda galaxy is easily visible with the unaided sky.

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Double Cluster. Martin Crow. Canon EOS 550D on an Orion Optics ED80 with field flattener. Stacked image

At Kelling Heath the double cluster is visible with the unaided eye as a smudge.


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M33. Martin Crow. Canon EOS 550D on an Orion Optics ED80 with field flattener. Stacked image

M33, the Pinwheel Galaxy is a classic face on spiral galaxy, it's catalogued brightness of mag 5.5 is deceiving.


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Pleiades, M45, Martin Crow. Canon EOS 550D on an Orion Optics ED80 with field flattener

Note the nebulosity around the stars.

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