Another great Okie-Tex Star Party

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I spent most of the week in the panhandle of Oklahoma again, near Black Mesa at the Okie-Tex Star Party.

These are some of the deep sky images I took on Wednesday night, which was a great night for shooting. Some of my best pics yet. :D

These are all shot at 6400 ISO. The exposures were 2 minutes. I stacked 20 lights and 20 darks for each image.

Andromeda galaxy.

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Pleaides Star Cluster and reflection nebula.

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The Triangulum Galaxy.

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The Flame and Horsehead nebula in Orion's belt.

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The Orion and Running Man nebula in Orion's sword.

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This is my scope setup, later I mount a Canon 80D DSLR onto the smaller 80mm ED scope on top to shoot the pics.
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Another arm of our Milky Way galaxy rising over the camp.

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I got a lot of good runs in, including one to the end of Black Mesa, the highest point in Oklahoma.


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Looking towards the camp ... far upper left of image ... from the end of Black Mesa.

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That is awesome. (The night sky, not the topless bloke!!)

I keep meaning to get to a dark sky discovery location in the UK.

There are a couple near Winchester, about an hour from me, that are designated areas.

I was in New Zealand a few years ago, on the South Island, and the night sky (when clear), was phenomenal.
 

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The Triangulum Galaxy??

You made that up.

Sounds like something from Hitchhikers Guide to the Galaxy. :laugh2:

Triangulum Starfleet Battleship

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BEEYOUTIFULL!!!!!.... Too much light pollution where I am, can barely even see stars here anymore.
 

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4 billion years, you say?

Just enough time for me to perfect Stairway to Heaven.
 
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I reprocessed a few of these images to give them a more "natural" color. I am much happier with these results.

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