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Craig and Tammy Temple took this incredible shot of the Iris Nebula using their SV80ST2 apochromatic refractor.

  • Telescope: Stellarvue SV80ST2-25FT Apo at f-6
  • Stellarvue SFF3-25 field flattener
  • Mount: Takahashi EM-200
  • Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C
  • Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD
  • Filter: Astrodon Tru-balance E-series Generation II LRGB
  • Exposure: 18 X 5 min. luminance, binned 1X1; 6 X 3 min. each RGB, binned 2X2
  • Acquisition : ImagesPlus Camera Control v5
  • Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 RC7
  • Post-processing: Pixinsight 1.8 RC7; Adobe Photoshop CS5
  • Date: August 14-15, 2013
  • SQM reading (begin - end): N1:19.89.21.02; N2:19.43 - Clouds
  • Location: Pin Oak Lake, Natchez Trace State Park, Lexington, TN.
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