M52 and the Bubble Nebula


Date:              August 30, 2008

Location:        Seven Sisters Observatory - Manchester MI   

Equipment:    Megrez 90 APO, FFIII, Canon 10D Modified 

Conditions:     Good - moderate humidity

Film:               None!  DSLR @ ISO 800    

Exposure:       12 X 600 seconds with 3 X 600 seconds dark frames

Comments:     After tracking issues on Friday night this was a refreshing evening using the newly cleaned and lubed G11.  I was happy with the amount of signal at the 10 minute exposure level but I did notice that as the evening went on I could have increased the exposure at least 5 more minutes.  Later in the year I will try a shot after the meridian and increase the exposure times.