Sonoita Hills Observatory
These images were provided to Winer Observatory by Mike Shade of Sonoita Hills Observatory as an example of the outstanding work done by local Sonoita amateur astronomers. For more CCD images and a view of the observatory, look at http://c3po.cochise.cc.az.us/astro/, then click on "telescopes and observatories" and "images and sketches" sections.
Astro-Physics 6-inch apochromatic refractor
All images on this page were taken with a 6-inch Astro-Physics aprochromatic refractor at Sonoita Hills Observatory using an SBIG ST-7 camera.
A 22-inch f/5 Newtonian reflector
All images on this page were taken with an f/5 Newtonian reflector at Sonoita Hills Observatory using an SBIG ST-7 camera.
|Object: Horsehead Nebula in Orion (B33)|
Exposure: Composite of two 10-minute exposures
Date: December 2000
A 14.5-inch RC Optical Systems Ritchey-Cretien Cassegrain telescope
All images on this page were taken with a 14.5-inch RC Optical Systems Ritchey-Cretien Cassegrain telescope, an SBIG ST10XE CCD camera, CFW8A filter wheel, and AstroDon's "True Balance" Filters.
|M17 Swan Nebula||M51 Whirlpool Galaxy||M57 Ring Nebula||NGC6826 Blinking Nebula (planetary)|
Takahashi Mewlon 300 12-inch Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain reflector
All images on this page were taken with a 12-inch f/11.6 Takahashi Mewlon 300 Dall-Kirkham Cassegrain telescope, guided by a 4-inch Takahashi refractor. The camera was an SBIG ST10XE and CFW8A filter wheel, 120 minutes luminance binned 1x1, and 25 each RGB, binned 2x2. Images taken during July 2005.
Page last updated on: December 6, 2013