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m 57 (ring planetary nebula), 


            *philippe Gilberton

m 57 (ring planetary nebula)

Acquisition type: Lucky imaging

Technical card

Resolution: 1222x688

Dates:July 8, 2018June 2, 2019June 17, 2019June 22, 2019

5400x1" (gain: 300.00) bin 1x1
Astronomik Halpha - 12 nm: 11x300" (gain: 139.00) -25C bin 1x1
ZWO LRGB Filter-Set 1.25": 40x60" (gain: 180.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.1 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.84 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.21%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2760958

Locations: backyard, gévezé, Bretagne, France

Data source: Backyard


Comparison of benefit of using lucky imaging versus long exposure with the same optical instrument.
long exposure performed with ASI174MM-cooled for RGB channels with C8 + focal reducer
long exposure in Halpha with my new acquisition ASI1600MM-cooled pro with C8 + focal reducer
lucky imaging with my new ASI290MC and C8 (no focal reducer and no guiding)
I did first a L/Ha synthetic + HaRGB (long exposure)
I replaced the L channel with lucky imaging one and added the previous captured Ha
The resolution is amazingly improved. For the purpose of the comparison I cropped the long exposure to fit it with the smaller size sensor of the ASI290MC



*philippe Gilberton
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  • m 57 (ring planetary nebula), 


            *philippe Gilberton
  • m 57 (ring planetary nebula), 


            *philippe Gilberton
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    m 57 (ring planetary nebula), 


            *philippe Gilberton


add the lucky imaging layer to see the full benefit of using it as a synthetic luminance layer


m 57 (ring planetary nebula), 


            *philippe Gilberton

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