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Ring nebula photo

  1. Jul 16, 2015 #1

    Andy Resnick

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    And lo, after 40 days and 40 nights of rain, a ball of fire in the sky did appear, and after it, a shimmering black velvet curtain of night.

    Ring nebula: 100% crop and (nearly) full frame:

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    Deets: 800/5.6, 10s ISO 2000 exposures (total integration time 56 minutes). This is the first time I've gotten a clear image of the central star, my best image in the stack has a FWHM of 4.4 pixels- pretty close to diffraction limited imaging. I'm almost able to pull IC 1296 out of the noise....
     
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  3. Jul 16, 2015 #2

    phinds

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    VERY cool. thanks for posting. I'm sure the Hubble can do better but I think it's wonderful that folks here on the forum get some pics for us showing what you can do in your back yard.
     
  4. Jul 16, 2015 #3

    davenn

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    totally agree phinds

    its all in the fun learning and experimenting :smile:


    well done Andy
     
  5. Jul 17, 2015 #4

    Andy Resnick

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    Right-o. The joy is in the making.
     
  6. Jul 19, 2015 #5

    Chronos

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    Pulling out the central star in the ring nebula is a feat most visual observers would envy.
     
  7. Jul 19, 2015 #6

    Borg

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    Very nice Andy. I am definitely envious. :smile:
     
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