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Jelieta Walinski
Caballo Lake State Park, Caballo, NM, Mexico, USA
07:50 pm

Equipment Details:

Telescope: Celestron NexStar Evolution 9.25 235mm f/10 Schmidt Cassegrain white 1001.4

Mount: Sky-Watcher EQ-6R PRO Computerized Equatorial Mount - S30300

Camera: ZWO-ASI2600MCPRO

Starizona Hyperstar 4 HS4-C925

ZWO AsiAir Pro WiFi Camera Controller

ZWO Standard Electronic Automatic Focuser EAF-5V

Optolong L-Pro 2" Multiband pass filter

Dew Heater Astrozap

Dew Shield Celestron

ZWO 30F4 Miniscope


Samsung Cellular phone

3TB External drive

Sandisk 512gb

Post-processing Details:

Images downloaded to Bridge

Stacked in Deep Sky Stacker

Processed in Photoshop

Image Details:

For long years I have been photographing our very own Milky Way. This is my first exploration to photograph galaxies like the M81 and M82 in this image. There is always a feeling of awe upon experiencing the so called "first time." First exploration, first time to photograph, and first image. Though it was so cold out there...but the excitement of having the first time really arouses my interest.