Cassiopeia Panorama

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This panoramic view of Cassiopeia is a mosaic of 4 panels and a lot of luck. It was squeezed in between moonset and the arrival of some thin clouds. I did manage to catch an airplane trail in one frame so I didn't get away completely free, but it was still a lucky run to be able to squeeze in the frames for a complete mosaic.
 
Click on the image to view a larger version (2MB). For a view with additional labels of objects in the Cassiopeia area, see my previous single-frame image from 2006.
 
Date/Time:    6 Sept 2008
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope/Lens: Borg 125EDF2.8 @ f/3.3
Camera: Mitsuboshi 6x9 Vacuum Astrocamera
Mount: Losmandy Titan
Guider: Borg 45ED / SBIG STV
Media: Medium format Kodak E200 (6x9 cm format), +2 push
Exposure: 4 panel mosaic, each panel 2x20 min.