Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lyra (Lyr)  ·  Contains:  IC 1296  ·  M 57  ·  NGC 6720  ·  Ring nebula in Lyra
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M57 - The Ring Nebula, 


            Josh Woodward
M57 - The Ring Nebula
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M57 - The Ring Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8 Starbright

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 450D / Rebel XSi (Baader Modified)

Mounts: Orion (Synta) Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Starshoot Autoguider

Focal reducers: Celestron Focal Reducer/Flattener x0.63

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Annie's Astro Actions  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Stellarium  ·  EQMOD  ·  Photoshop CS5  ·  StellariumScope  ·  Binary Rivers BackyardEOS v3

Filters: Astronomik Clip CLS CCD

Dates:May 18, 2014

Frames:Astronomik Clip CLS CCD: 20x300" ISO800

Integration: 1.7 hours

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~12

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 18.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 82.53%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 282486

RA center: 18h 53' 38"

DEC center: +32° 59' 52"

Pixel scale: 0.839 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -1.320 degrees

Field radius: 0.490 degrees

Resolution: 3476x2368


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M57 - The Ring Nebula, 


            Josh Woodward

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