Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lyra (Lyr)  ·  Contains:  IC 1296  ·  M 57  ·  NGC 6720  ·  Ring nebula in Lyra
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            Clayton Bownds
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion EON 130mm ED Triplet APO

Imaging cameras: Canon 1Dx

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion ShortTube 80

Guiding cameras: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Software: PixInsight  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  PHD Guiding  ·  BackyardEOS

Filters: Orion SkyGlow

Accessory: Orion EZ Finder Deluxe II Reflex Sight  ·  Orion Star Shoot Auto Guider  ·  Orion T-ring for Canon EOS  ·  Orion 2" Zero-Profile Prime Focus Camera Adapter  ·  Orion 5-Position Filter Wheel  ·  Orion RockStable Anti-Vibration Pads

Dates:July 1, 2014

Frames: 22x180" (1h 6')

Integration: 1h 6'

Avg. Moon age: 3.76 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.18%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 309896

RA center: 18h 54' 0"

DEC center: +33° 2' 52"

Pixel scale: 1.573 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.131 degrees

Field radius: 0.296 degrees

Resolution: 932x986


My first attempt at M57, the Ring Nebula (NGC 6720)... planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Lyra.


Sky plot

Sky plot




            Clayton Bownds

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