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Wide field pictures taken with Canon Powershot S3 camera on piggyback mount on alt/az mounted scope.  Limited to 15 seconds, images are taken at wide view (6mm), 12x zoom (72mm), or middle zoom (30-50mm).  Images were manually stacked in Photoshop Elements, derotated as necessary, and adjusted for levels.

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Andromeda from Cherry Springs, 8/22/06
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Wide angle, 3 frames stacked

M31 from Cherry Springs 8/22/06
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Medium zoom, 2 frames stacked

Hercules from Cherry Springs, 8/22/06
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Wide angle, 4 frames stacked

M13 from Cherry Springs
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Single frame at telephoto setting