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Urban astroimaging delights

One astroimager proves you can attain striking astroimages despite living under a light-polluted sky.
Astroimager James R. Foster resides in downtown Los Angeles. Light pollution there relegates most celestial objects dimmer than magnitude 3 — easily seen under a dark sky — to the "challenge-to-image" category. Foster uses a variety of astroimaging techniques to overcome urban light pollution and capture stunning images of some of the sky's best sights. Here are a few of the images he's shot from his home using a 13-inch Cassegrain f/7.5 telescope and an SBIG ST-7E CCD camera.IC 1470...

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