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The Centennial Observatory - Images

Old Observatory Image
Observatory - THEN
Current Observatory Image
Observatory - NOW
   
Galaxy M51
M51, the Whirlpool Galaxy and its companion NGC5195, in Canes Venatici. R (8 minutes), G (10 minutes) and B (16 minutes) with guiding correction, stacked and processed in MaxIm DL. North is up. By Ken Thomason and Rick Widmer.
M27, The Dumbbell Nebula
M27, the Dumbbell Nebula in Vulpecula, imaged with the Shotwell CCD camera. Tracking without guiding correction, L, R, G, and B frames, approximately four minutes each, processed and stacked with MaxIm DL. North is up. Reduced from original, in which 20th magnitude stars can be seen. By Chris Anderson.
   
Galaxy M51
M1, the Crab Nebula in Taurus, imaged with the Shotwell CCD camera.  Fifteen stacked images (five in R (96 sec. each), five in G (120 sec. each), and five in B (240 sec. each)). Processed with MaxIm DL. North is up. By Chris Anderson.
M27, The Dumbbell Nebula
The Eagle Nebula, imaged on July 21/22, 2006.  North is up.  L (163 shots at 10 sec. each), R (30 shots at 20 sec. each), G (40 shots at 20 sec. each), B (70 shots at 20 sec. each). Processed in MaxIm DL and Paint Shop Pro. By Chris Anderson.
 
Comet P17/Holmes
Comet P17/Holmes, imaged on Nov. 1, 2007 with the Shotwell CCD camera. One hundred stacked images (40 in L (30 sec. each), 20 in R, G, and B (90 sec. each)). Processed with MaxIm DL and Paint Shop Pro. North is up. By Chris Anderson.


Barnard's Star, 2005-2016
Barnard's Star, the star with the greatest proper motion on the sky, moves about 1° every 350 years. (This image is approx. 0.13° from top to bottom.)  Processed in MaxIm DL and Photoshop.  By Chris Anderson and David West.