Corona Borealis

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Date/Time:    15 May 2010 - 22:34 PDT
Location: Vanishing Point Observatory (OCA Anza Site)
Scope/lens: Pentax 165mm lens @ f/2.4 with Star Filter
Mount: Losmandy Titan 50
Guider: SBIG STV
Camera: Pentax 6x7 Vacuum Camera
Media/Film: Kodak Ektachrome E200-200 (+1 push)
Exposure: 30 min.


Corona Borealis, the Northern Crown is anchored by a magnitude 2.2-2.3 variable star located at the center of the crown. While the stars of the constellation are not bright, they can be readily picked out by eye as a crown (or modern tiara) because of the lack of brighter stars in the area.