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M76 - the 'Little Apple Core'

With a name like 'Little Dumbbell' or 'Little Apple Core', I expected M76 to be smaller, but just as bright as its big brother, the planetary nebula, M27. Actually, it is not a bright object at all, and very much smaller. It is only 10th magnitude, which makes it hard to spot in a telescope. With the ISO set to 6400, a 30sec exposure give a very faint green rectangle with a blob of red ...
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M2 Global cluster

Hi all I took images of m2 global cluster and I stacked in deepskystacker,processed in adobe photoshop cs2.Thanks for looking.
m21cluster.jpg
m2scluster.tif

Andy
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September

I haven't written the summary yet and I'm not 100% sure where I will post it (website closing). Here's the finished report now I've done the processing and blogging:



http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/
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Finished my Moon shoot

Full disc with my DSLR, close-ups with my Bresser Electronic Eyepiece:

http://sungazer127mak.blogspot.com/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/philippug ... ed-public/
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Ring Nebula

Another planetary nebula, but a lot smaller looking than the Dumbbell. The 'Ring Nebula' (M57) is located in Lyra.
Through a telescope it is a little grey ring, but even the humblest camera will bring out some colour.
Image
This is just a single 30sec exposure with the Canon.
That star in the middle of the ring is the origin of the nebula.
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Neptune and Triton

Neptune is an 8th magnitude object, and Triton is 13th magnitude. Neptune, although large, because of its distance is only about 1/10th the diameter of Mars at its best. Neptune is fun to observe, as it is clearly a disk, and has a distinctive blue colour. Triton is never very far from Neptune, and can be seen with a 6 inch telescope in good conditions. A larger telescope is better.
This photo is a bit ...
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M13 with a trail

Hi all I took M13 the hercules cluster last week and managed to pick up a satelite trail in the first image.Then I stacked 30 images using deepskystacker at 10 seconds each,I used my skywatcher 80ed refractor with a 0.8 reducer.I used a gpcam290c camera for the images.Thanks for looking.
m13cluster.jpg
m1322.jpg

Andy
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m31 Andromeda galaxy

Hi all I had a first attempt with my 290c camera using my skywatcher ed80 refractor and managed to get 11 seconds on each image of 41.This is what I finished after 3 hours of editing using cs2 photoshop,I thought I would share,thanks for looking.
m31september2.jpg

Andy
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Not Just the 'Apple Core' (M27)

On 12th September, the sky was particularly clear with none of that haze which has been hanging around for so long. I spent a few hours looking at various targets, which included M27 or sometimes known as the Dumbbell Nebula. It is a large looking planetary nebula, which is a cloud of gas blown off by a central star. M27 tends to have the appearence of an 'apple core', which is the brighter dust streaming ...
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