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Date/Time:    16 May 2010 - 00:39 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.


Brilliant, blue-white Vega, at magnitude 0.0, overshadows the other stars in the compact constellation of Lyra (lyre or harp). Vega is one of the anchors of the Summer Triangle along with Deneb and Altair.