Photographed by Fred Lusk on July 17, 2004
From Courtright Reservoir, Fresno County, CA
Cygnus, but this time with a film that has the red sensitivity needed to pick up the red in emission nebulas. It's pretty hard to aim a 35-mm camera at night, which is why the North America Nebula is right on the edge.
Olympus OM-1N (35 mm SLR) piggybacked on telescope
Zuiko 50 mm f/1.4
Celestron C5+ single fork arm with integrated wedge
Film: Kodak EliteChrome 200 (from 2004 to today all of my film astrophotos are on one of the following slide films: Kodak EliteChrome 200, Kodak EliteChrome 400, Fjui Sensia 200, or Fuji Provia 400). Lens Aperture: f/2.0. Exposure: 8 minutes. This image is part of sequence of 6 shots that I took of the same field to check the reciprocity characteristics of the film (exposures ranged from 1 second to 12 minutes)
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