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Amateur astronomer Bill Snyder has been involved with astrophotography since 2007. Once the images are taken with his camera and a telescope, they must be processed to produce the colorful images seen in this slide show. He recently acquired a Apogee U8300 CCD camera, an Orion Atlas EQG computerized mount and a TMB SS 130mm telescope which has been installed in his home observatory in Pittsburgh, Pa. Snyder also works with Martin Pugh at Heavens Mirror Observatory at the Sierra Remote Observatory complex in the Sierra Nevada Mountains in CA. (Yahoo News)

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