NGC 7000 with Kodak E200 Film
NGC 7000 with Kodak E200 Film

Likely taken with Pentax Medium Format camera on an Astro-Physics Traveler refractor.

Lagoon and Trifid Nebula from New Mexico Skies 2003
Lagoon and Trifid Nebula from New Mexico Skies 2003

The center of the Milky Way with the Lagoon and Trifid nebulae, M8 and M20 respectively.

Image acquired with Pentax 6x7 on Astro-Physics Traveler and E200 transparency for 60 minutes.  

Center of the Milky Way from New Mexico Skies 2003
Center of the Milky Way from New Mexico Skies 2003

Center of the Milky Way from New Mexico Skies featuring M8, M20, M21, M24, NGC 6554, and NGC 6559. 

Image acquistion with Pentax 6x7 and 300mm lens at f5.6 on Kodak E200 transparency for 90 minutes on AP600 mount.  

Pipe Nebula with AP Traveler 2003
Pipe Nebula with AP Traveler 2003

Amazing dark nebula commonly called the Pipe Nebula or Prancing Pony featuring the sinuous dark nebula called the "snake".  

Image acquired at Sunglow Ranch, AZ in May 2003.  

AP Traveler at f6 on AP 600 mount on Fuji Provia 400 film for 60 minutes with a Pentax 6x7 camera.    

Star Cloud and Swan 2003
Star Cloud and Swan 2003

Star Cloud M24 and Swan M17 from New Mexico Skies in 2003.

 

Image acquired with Pentax 6x7 on Astro-Physics Traveler at f6 for 60 minutes on Kodak E200 transparency.  

Sagittarius constellation New Mexico Skies 2003
Sagittarius constellation New Mexico Skies 2003

A portrait of the Sagittarius constellation from the highlands of New Mexico Skies.

Image acquisition with Pentax 6x7 and 105mm lens at f4 for 40 minutes on Kodak E200 transparency.  

M45 with Provia 400
M45 with Provia 400
Horsehead Nebula on Kodak E200
Horsehead Nebula on Kodak E200
The Great Orion and Horsehead Nebulae 2003
The Great Orion and Horsehead Nebulae 2003

The spectacular Orion region featuring M42, NGC1977, NGC1981, Flame, and Horsehead nebulae.  

Image acquired with Pentax 6x7 on Astro-Physics Traveler at f6 on Kodak E200 two exposures times 70 minutes at Grayson Lake State Park.  

M42 and NGC1980
M42 and NGC1980

One of the highlights of the night sky in Orion constellation.

Image acquisition with Pentax 6x7 on a combination of E200 and Provia 400 film through an Astro-Physics 130EDT at f6 from Chiefland, FL and Huntington, WV in 2001.  

Venus Transit 2004
Venus Transit 2004

The planet Venus slides across the solar disc at sunrise at Myrtle Beach, SC.

Technical details: Taken when film had the edge in dynamic range, Fuji NPS 160 film was used to capture the entire scene at 1/500 exposure and then scanned on a Nikon 8000 scanner. The camera used was a Pentax 6x7 through an Astro-Physics f6 Traveler telescope with a focal length of 600mm. A Wimberly Mount also proved to be most useful. The date of this unique astronomical event was June 8, 2004.

San Juan River Star Trails
San Juan River Star Trails
Chiricahua Star Trails 2003
Chiricahua Star Trails 2003

A beauty of a night at Sunglow Ranch, AZ.  

A single 5 hour exposure with Nikon F3 with 16mm lens at f5.6 on Fuji Provia 100 transparency.  May 2003

Cherry Springs Aurora 2002
Cherry Springs Aurora 2002

Likely a one minute capture with Nikon camera and Kodak E200 transparency.

Moon on Fuji Provia Transparency
Moon on Fuji Provia Transparency
2001 Astrophotography setup on Spruce Knob
2001 Astrophotography setup on Spruce Knob

This is the film-based astrophotography setup in November of 2001.  We are setup at the Gatewood campground near the summit of Spruce Knob, West Virginia's highest point at just over 4,800'.  It was a fantastic spot for photography, but we have since found a few more convenient locations with similar sky conditions.  

The gear is an Astro-Physics 130EDT refractor on an Astro-Physics 600QMD mount.  I used the SBIG STV and eFinder for autoguiding.  I used the AP focal reducer to bring the scope to f6 and utilized Kodak E200 and Fuji Provia films.  

NGC 7000 with Kodak E200 Film
Lagoon and Trifid Nebula from New Mexico Skies 2003
Center of the Milky Way from New Mexico Skies 2003
Pipe Nebula with AP Traveler 2003
Star Cloud and Swan 2003
Sagittarius constellation New Mexico Skies 2003
M45 with Provia 400
Horsehead Nebula on Kodak E200
The Great Orion and Horsehead Nebulae 2003
M42 and NGC1980
Venus Transit 2004
San Juan River Star Trails
Chiricahua Star Trails 2003
Cherry Springs Aurora 2002
Moon on Fuji Provia Transparency
2001 Astrophotography setup on Spruce Knob
NGC 7000 with Kodak E200 Film

Likely taken with Pentax Medium Format camera on an Astro-Physics Traveler refractor.

Lagoon and Trifid Nebula from New Mexico Skies 2003

The center of the Milky Way with the Lagoon and Trifid nebulae, M8 and M20 respectively.

Image acquired with Pentax 6x7 on Astro-Physics Traveler and E200 transparency for 60 minutes.  

Center of the Milky Way from New Mexico Skies 2003

Center of the Milky Way from New Mexico Skies featuring M8, M20, M21, M24, NGC 6554, and NGC 6559. 

Image acquistion with Pentax 6x7 and 300mm lens at f5.6 on Kodak E200 transparency for 90 minutes on AP600 mount.  

Pipe Nebula with AP Traveler 2003

Amazing dark nebula commonly called the Pipe Nebula or Prancing Pony featuring the sinuous dark nebula called the "snake".  

Image acquired at Sunglow Ranch, AZ in May 2003.  

AP Traveler at f6 on AP 600 mount on Fuji Provia 400 film for 60 minutes with a Pentax 6x7 camera.    

Star Cloud and Swan 2003

Star Cloud M24 and Swan M17 from New Mexico Skies in 2003.

 

Image acquired with Pentax 6x7 on Astro-Physics Traveler at f6 for 60 minutes on Kodak E200 transparency.  

Sagittarius constellation New Mexico Skies 2003

A portrait of the Sagittarius constellation from the highlands of New Mexico Skies.

Image acquisition with Pentax 6x7 and 105mm lens at f4 for 40 minutes on Kodak E200 transparency.  

M45 with Provia 400
Horsehead Nebula on Kodak E200
The Great Orion and Horsehead Nebulae 2003

The spectacular Orion region featuring M42, NGC1977, NGC1981, Flame, and Horsehead nebulae.  

Image acquired with Pentax 6x7 on Astro-Physics Traveler at f6 on Kodak E200 two exposures times 70 minutes at Grayson Lake State Park.  

M42 and NGC1980

One of the highlights of the night sky in Orion constellation.

Image acquisition with Pentax 6x7 on a combination of E200 and Provia 400 film through an Astro-Physics 130EDT at f6 from Chiefland, FL and Huntington, WV in 2001.  

Venus Transit 2004

The planet Venus slides across the solar disc at sunrise at Myrtle Beach, SC.

Technical details: Taken when film had the edge in dynamic range, Fuji NPS 160 film was used to capture the entire scene at 1/500 exposure and then scanned on a Nikon 8000 scanner. The camera used was a Pentax 6x7 through an Astro-Physics f6 Traveler telescope with a focal length of 600mm. A Wimberly Mount also proved to be most useful. The date of this unique astronomical event was June 8, 2004.

San Juan River Star Trails
Chiricahua Star Trails 2003

A beauty of a night at Sunglow Ranch, AZ.  

A single 5 hour exposure with Nikon F3 with 16mm lens at f5.6 on Fuji Provia 100 transparency.  May 2003

Cherry Springs Aurora 2002

Likely a one minute capture with Nikon camera and Kodak E200 transparency.

Moon on Fuji Provia Transparency
2001 Astrophotography setup on Spruce Knob

This is the film-based astrophotography setup in November of 2001.  We are setup at the Gatewood campground near the summit of Spruce Knob, West Virginia's highest point at just over 4,800'.  It was a fantastic spot for photography, but we have since found a few more convenient locations with similar sky conditions.  

The gear is an Astro-Physics 130EDT refractor on an Astro-Physics 600QMD mount.  I used the SBIG STV and eFinder for autoguiding.  I used the AP focal reducer to bring the scope to f6 and utilized Kodak E200 and Fuji Provia films.  

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