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David Rankin
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Attended University of Utah
Lives in Salt Lake City, UT / Big Water, UT
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Messier 51 shot 5/2/14. Enjoy!
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Here was my eclipse composite. Enjoy!
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Andromeda Galaxy - Shot with the Canon 6D unmodified. 
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Andromeda, shot with the Canon 6D unmodified. 
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Eagle Nebula: 

Shot the night of 8.3.13
Orion 8" F3.9 with Baader MPCC Mark III
Atlas EQ-G
Canon Rebel XSi (Ha Modified - Peltier Cooled)
15 lights at 240 seconds
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The Whirlpool Galaxy shot 5/2/14. Enjoy!
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Orion with an unmodified 6D. :)
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The Orion Molecular Cloud. Shot with the new Canon 6D, unmodified! Check out how much Ha light it picked up.
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Andromeda and M110: 

The Andromeda Galaxy and Satellite Galaxy Messier 110. I was able to shoot this one last night before the clouds rolled in an ruined my evening... This thing is the largest spiral galaxy closest to us (the milky way galaxy). It is also one of the only galaxies you can actually see with the naked eye. With the naked eye you can make out a fuzzy patch in the night sky which is the core of Andromeda. The actual galaxy structure is over 5 full moons wide in the night sky! It is so big I couldn't fit the entire thing on my camera sensor with the scope I was shooting with. 

Shot the night of 8.3.13
Orion 8" F3.9 with Baader MPCC Mark III
Atlas EQ-G
Canon Rebel XSi (Ha Modified - Peltier Cooled)
9 lights at 240 seconds
5 bias
4 dark
Registration / Stacking in IRIS
Post processing in Photoshop
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Sculpter, Photographer, Park Ranger
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Salt Lake City, UT / Big Water, UT
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  • University of Utah
    Natural Resources Recreation Planning and Management, 2008 - 2012
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As a photographer and amateur astronomer I rely heavily upon my eyes. I recall when I first realized my sight had went south. I just assumed, like most who don't realize their eye sight is off, that the world looked a certain way. When I got back into college in 2008 at 23, I realized I should probably be able to see the board clearly from the front row. I couldn't. I went and got an eye exam, realized that my vision was off, and my first pair of glasses was a very humbling experience. The world came into view, I couldn't believe I had been missing out on what I was seeing, and that most everyone else sees the world this way. Exploring and photographing the night sky became even more enjoyable. Unfortunately glasses are a pain. It is a constant battle to keep them located, functional, and clean. They provided a sharp, but boxed view of the world. While I love the fact they helped me see, after my 3 year old broke my third pair I realized that Lasik would be on the table and hopefully soon. Glasses are a blessing and a curse. I really longed to be free from them, while retaining the benefits of clear vision. We were looking around to price a surgery when we stumbled upon a photography contest being held by Hoopes Vision in SLC. Being a photographer I figured hey, I have a shot at maybe winning this surgery. Not keeping my hopes high, I submitted a photo. It soon made the final 12, and luckily I was able to land first place in the contest and a free Lasik surgery to go with it. In short, I am really blown away that Dr. Hoopes would be generous enough to hand out 2 free Lasik surgeries, one to me and another photographer who won in a different category. These operations cost thousands of dollars and for a company to be willing to help people out like this is really amazing. My hat is off to them. The day of my consultation was great. The staff is super friendly, the facility is amazing, and the entire experience was comfortable, informative, and relaxing. The following day I went in for surgery. Dr. Hoopes and his staff were fantastic. The entire process was smooth, pain free, and surprisingly quick. I was in and out within two hours. By that evening I could already tell my eyes were working better without glasses than they had with them. For my post operation appointment, I came in at 20/15, 20/15 over night. Nothing short of a life changing experience delivered at the hands of Hoopes Vision also guaranteed for life. I would recommend them to anyone. Thanks Hoopes!!!
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