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Contains:  IC 1296, M 57, NGC 6720, Ring nebula in Lyra
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M57 Ring Nebula, 


            Rich Bamford
M57 Ring Nebula
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M57 Ring Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Celestron 9.25

Imaging camera:CANON 700D


Focal reducer:Celestron 6.3 focal reducer / corrector

Software:Deepsky StackerPixInsight

Filter:Hutech IDAS LPS D1 2"

Dates:July 9, 2015

Frames:Hutech IDAS LPS D1 2": 20x30" ISO400

Integration: 0.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.84 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.64%

Basic astrometry details job: 685794

RA center: 18h 53' 35"

DEC center: +33° 1' 37"

Pixel scale: 0.637 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 120.555 degrees

Field radius: 0.430 degrees

Resolution: 4104x2608

Locations: Home, Grantham, United Kingdom


Quick go at M57 last night whilst trying out new CGEM mount.
Seeing was a bit misty but managed to get 20 reasonable 30s subs.
Unfortunately was just after sunset and clouds rolled in before it got anywhere near dark enough.

Had another go at processing this in PixInsight following various tutorials.
Result seems a bit clearer now and at far higher resolution (9000x6000) than original attempts.
Also when plate solved in PI was able to pick out few other galaxies and nebulae (albeit as feint smudges).



Rich Bamford
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  • M57 Ring Nebula, 


            Rich Bamford
  • M57 Ring Nebula, 


            Rich Bamford
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    M57 Ring Nebula, 


            Rich Bamford

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M57 Ring Nebula, 


            Rich Bamford