Photos – Meade LX50 – 3.3 Focal Reducer

These photographs were taken with a 3.3 focal reducer which basically increases the field of view of the CCD camera and allows longer exposures to be taken. The focal reducer is a lens assembly attached to the telescope in front of the CCD camera.  All of these photos were processed from many exposures taken over  hours of observing time.


M51 Spiral Galaxy

M27 Dumbell Nebula – Color

M51 Copy of m27try4noline

M27 Monochrome

M13 Color (RGB)

Copy (2) of m27 Copy (2) of m13withir

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