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This image © Copyright 2008, Michael Fulbright

First light for my TEC APO 140 refractor. Also first time attempt to composite two images to avoid overexposing the brightess parts of the nebula. Need to go back and take some much longer exposures to pull out dimmer parts.

Acquisition Details:
Date: 01/20/2004
Exposure: R:G:B 10:10:15 minutes (30 second exposures)
Telescope: TEC APO 140 @ f/7 (980mm)
Mount: MI-250
Camera: SXV-H9