This section of my work illustrates the results I've accomplished using
much newer equipment. I really enjoyed the older ST-237 camera and ST-4 guider but they
and one observatory computer fell victim to a nearby lightning strike in the summer of 2005.
Those two cameras are no longer available so I had to reconsider what to use as a replacement.
After careful study of the capabilities of the newer SBIG cameras and accessories compared to other
brands and models I chose to stay with the reputation of SBIG. In my opinion the before during and
after support offered by the staff of SBIG is unmatched for quality and caring. The quality of
their designs speak for themselves.
The ST-2000XM camera is
monochrome (Black and White).
To achieve color one adds a color filter wheel like the SBIG CFW-8A (holds five filters) or CFW-10
(holds ten filters). Using the supplied camera control and imaging software CCDOps or CCDSoft the user
can select the proper filter, exposure time and much more.
Below are images of Nebulae
Try varying the brightness and contrast of your monitor for more or less detail.
Much of the Messier data is gleamed from
Much of the Messier data is gleamed from www.messiermarathon.com!
M1 M16 M20 M27 M45
NGC2264 NGC2359 NGC7293
M51 M63 M64 M65 M66
M81 M82 M83
M100 M101 M104 M105 M110
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© , 2006
Last edited:10/14/2007, by Don Lewis, Wye Mountain Observatory
© , 2006