Astrophotographs Using Film

I bought my first 10" Meade LX-200 f/10 telescope in October of 1994. I use it for astrophotography. Fortunately, I live in Tempe, Arizona, where one used to be able to find clear, dark skies only 30 to 60 miles from town. (100 Miles now circa 2011.) Below are a few astrophotographs I took as well as text covering some of what I have learned so far about astrophotography using this wonderful telescope. In 1994 very few amateur astronomers thought anything would ever surpass Hydrogen gas hypered film. :-)
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Eagle Nebula
M16 

Trifid Nebula
M20

Trifid Nebula
M20

Horsehead Nebula
IC434

Horsehead Nebula
IC434

Horsehead Nebula
IC434

Cone Nebula
NGC2264

Cone Nebula
NGC2264

Crab Nebula 
M1

Crescent Nebula NGC6888

Whirlpool Galaxy M51

Whirlpool Galaxy M51

Ring Nebula M57

Ring Nebula M57

Ring Nebula M57

Galaxy - NGC253

Comet Hale-Bopp

NEW
Lagoon Nebula M8

NGC6781

Helix Nebula NGC7293

Pinwheel Galaxy M101

Omega Centauri 
Star Cluster NGC5139

Swan Nebula M17

Galaxies NGC4565 and NGC4562

Sombrero Galaxy M104

Centarus A Galaxy NGC5128

Dumbbell Nebula M27

Crescent Nebula NGC6888

Sagittarius Arm of the Milky Way Galaxy

Cocoon Nebula NGC5146

Galaxy M82

Galaxy NGC891

 Lunar Eclipse 26 September 96

Leonid Meteor
17 November  89

Galaxy M83

Galaxy M83
Enhanced

Nebula
NGC6357
     

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Danny's Meteor

Danny's Leonid Meteor

 

cow licks

Things that walk by night

Lightning During Mars Expedition to the White Mountains in Arizona