The Night of the Trifid

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Photographer

Keith Steffens

Email

ksteffens1@comcast.net

Location of photo

Escanaba, Mi

Date/Time of photo

July 2, 2019

Equipment

Stellarvue SVX102 scope, SBIG STF8300 camera with Baader Filters, and Paramount MX+ mount

Description

The trifid lies low in the southern sky here in Northern Michigan. I captured 1 hour each RGB frames, 2 hours Luminance and 75 minutes of Ha spread out over several nights during periods of good seeing. As a kid I was a big fan of British Sci Fi author John Wyndham, and I borrowed the name of my favorite Wyndham book “The Night of the Trifids” as my title for this photo.






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