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NGC 7662 The Blue Snowball, Bob Stevenson

NGC 7662 The Blue Snowball



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When doing a planet marathon on Sep 18, 2020 I was waiting for Neptune to rise over a tree. The thought struck me - why not try a deep sky object at 5600mm and f20? Sounds like a perfectly sane idea!

So I shot the Blue Snowball overhead (much higher in the sky than the planets) for about 100 frames on each colour channel, and 200 on luminance. I stacked the best 30% of each in Autostakkert after using PIPP to create the videos from the individual frames.

The gear did a decent enough job I think for the focal length.



NGC 7662 The Blue Snowball, Bob Stevenson