Contains: M 27, Dumbbell nebula, NGC 6853
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M27 Dumbbell Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Celestron Evolution 8

Imaging camera: Atik Infinity Colour

Mount: Celestron Evolution 8

Guiding telescope or lens: Celestron Evolution 8

Guiding camera: Celestron StarSense

Focal reducer: Celestron reducer, f/6.3

Software: Atik Infinity Infinity

Accessory: Celestron StarSense AutoAlign

Resolution: 1289x958

Dates: Sept. 12, 2017

Frames: 32x35"

Integration: 0.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.31 days

Avg. Moon phase: 58.90% job: 1726706

RA center: 299.958 degrees

DEC center: 22.670 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.355 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 111.976 degrees

Field radius: 0.302 degrees

Locations: Home - Clarkton , Clarkton, NC, United States


The stars are still not as round as I would like (I'm working on collimating--my first attempt was before this photo and I don't think it is quite right yet). However, I was pleased with the colors, even before I used startools to enhance the image.



Amy G Padgett

Sky plot

Sky plot


M27 Dumbbell Nebula, Amy G Padgett

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