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Owl4a by Lynne Falterbauer
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Great Horned Owl Montgomery Township “Whoooo is down there!” The owl was very high in the tree and I could barely see it. It was very windy and I lucked out that it blew the branches off of the owl so my shot turned out.

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Iris Nebula - NGC 7023 by Star Watcher
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I had a clear night last night, quite cold and very damp. I was so taken aback at a clear sky I didn’t have any targets in mind! So a last minute decision. Here’s the end result. Iris nebula. NGC 7023 in Cephus. Skywatcher EQ6. Skywatcher Quattro CF 25cm. QHY8L OSC camera. 80mm shorty + QHY5-ll for guiding. Software - APT and PHD2. 6 x 12 minute exposures plus bias & flats. NO darks. Processing - DeepSkyStacker and Photoshop.