The Remarkable Astrophotography of Kent Kirkley

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TheNGC 7822 Nebula

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Target: The NGC 7822 Area in Cepheus
Uranometria map: 15
Centered at: 00h 00m, 68 degrees
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a #92 filter
Also imaged: NGC 7822, NGC 7762, CED 214, BE 59
Valentine Nebula

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Target: The Valentine Nebula in Cassiopeia and Perseus
Uranometria map: 17, 37
Centered at: 02h 30m, 60d 30m
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a # 92 filter
Also imaged: NGC 869 and NGC 884 (the Double Cluster), IC 1805 ( the Valentine Nebula), IC 1848, IC 1871, NGC 1027
California Nebula

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Target: The California Nebula in Perseus
Uranometria map: 95
Centered at: 04h 01m, 37 degrees
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a #92 filter
Also imaged: NGC 1499 (the California Nebula)
M 42 and Horsehead

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Target: Horsehead Nebula in Orion.
Uranometria map: 226
Centered at: 5h 38m, -03 degrees
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a #92 filter
Also imaged: M42 (the Orion Nebula), M43, NGC 2024 (the Flame Nebula), B33 (the Horsehead Nebula)
Barnard's Loop

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Target: Barnard's Loop, Sh2-278, in Orion.
Uranometria map: 226
Centered at: 5h 46m, 0 degrees
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a #92 filter
Also imaged: Sh-276 (Barnard’s Loop), M42 (the Orion Nebula), M43, M78, NGC 2024 (the Flame Nebula), NGC 2112, NGC 1981, B33 (the Horsehead Nebula)
The Cone Nebula

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Target: The Cone Nebula area, Sh2-273, in Monoceros.
Uranometria map: 182
Centered at: 6h 38m, +10 degrees
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a #92 filter
Also imaged: NGC 2264 (the Cone Nebula), NGC 226 (Hubble’s Variable Nebula), NGC 2237 (the Rosette Nebula)
M 8/M20

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Target: The Milky Way around M-8 and M-20 in Sagittarius
Uranometria map: 339
Centered at: 18h 12m, -21d 20m
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a #92 filter
Also imaged: M8 (the Lagoon Nebula), M20 (the Trifid Nebula), M24, B92, B93, B91
M16 and M 17

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Target: The Milky Way in Scutum, Serpens Cauda, and Sagittarius
Uranometria map: 294
Centered at: 18h 20m, -15degrees
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a #92 filter
Also imaged: IC 4703, M16 (the Eagle Nebula), NGC 6618, M 17 (the Omega Nebula), Sh2-54, Sh2-46, B312, M 24
Rho Ophiuchi Complex

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Target: The Rho-Ophiuchi Complex on the Scorpius/Ophiuchus border
Uranometria map: 336
Centered at: 18h 32m, -24d 30m
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a # 92 filter
Also imaged: M4, M80, B44, B42, IC 4606, IC 4605, IC 4603, IC4604
Gamma Cygnii Nebula

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Target: The Gamma Cygnii Nebula, IC 1318, in Cygnus
Uranometria map: 84, 85, 119
Centered at: 20h 20m, +38d 30m
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a #92 filter
Also imaged: Central Cygnus field, objects too numerous to list
North America Nebula

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Target: The North America Nebula, NGC 7000, in Cygnus
Uranometria map: 85
Centered at: 21h 0m, +45 degrees
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a #92 filter
Also imaged: NGC 7000 (the North America Nebula), IC 5070 (the Pelican nebula), LDN 935
IC-1396 Nebula

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Target: The IC-1396 Nebula in Cepheus
Uranometria map: 57
Centered at: 21h 36m, +58 d 30 m
Exposure: 30 minutes
Film: Hypered Kodak Technical Pan and a #92 filter
Also imaged: IC 1396, B169, B160, B163, Sh2-129
Comet Ikeya-Zhang

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Target: Comet Ikeya-Zhang
Taken: April 10, 2002 5:04 am, Atoka, OK.
Mounted on AP1200GTO, 80mm f11 Guidescope with ST-4 Guided on Comet head
Exposure: 4 minute exposure, unfiltered
Film: Hypered Technical Pan Film, processed 5 min. D-19

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