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CCD Images by Matt Dawson

Matt Dawson in Luxembourg taken with an 18" Telekit Telescope on an Equatorial Platform using an Apogee KX260 CCD camera with an image scale of 2 arcsec per pixel. Note that all images are stacked from UNGUIDED 40-60 second exposures.
Matt Dawson and Andre Durand's observatory, with an 18" Telekit Telescope on a Dual-axis Equatorial Platform M100 -- The beautiful face-on spiral galaxy, M100 in Coma Berenices 05/29/00 100sec red, 200sec blue, 200sec green, 200sec b+w Sh2-71 -- Seldom photographed planetary nebula Sharpless 71 in Aquila 05/29/00 80sec red, 100sec blue, 100sec green, 400sec b+w
M104 -- The Sombrero Galaxy in the constellation Virgo 04//00 10sec b&w M51 -- The Whirlpool Galaxy in Canes Venatici 04/24/00, 20sec red, 30sec blue, 30sec green M97--The Owl Nebula in Ursa Major 03/04/000, 120s b&w
M42 the Orion Nebula 11/10/99, 60s red, 60s blue, 60 sec green NGC2024 - The Flame Nebula in Orion 11/10/99, 100s red, 120s blue, 120s green The planet Saturn 10/31/99, 2sec red, 2sec blue, 2sec green