M57 Ring Nebula and M27 Dumbell

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M57 Ring Nebula and M27 Dumbell

Postby andrewscomputers » Tue Jul 03, 2018 9:54 pm

Hi all I took these images on the 2nd July,hope you enjoy,thanks for looking.
Andy
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Ring M57
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Dumbell M27
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Re: M57 Ring Nebula and M27 Dumbell

Postby Aratus » Wed Jul 04, 2018 2:41 pm

Brilliant! :ugeek:
I use an 11" Celestron SCT (CPC 1100) on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 500D for imaging.
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Re: M57 Ring Nebula and M27 Dumbell

Postby andrewscomputers » Wed Jul 04, 2018 6:57 pm

Aratus wrote:Brilliant! :ugeek:

Hi Aratus thanks for the comment,I did use my 200p reflector to take these images and my go-to actually went to the right place for a change. :D
Andy
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Re: M57 Ring Nebula and M27 Dumbell

Postby Aratus » Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:18 pm

M27 can be seen with the unassisted eye - but you need to know where to look! I would say that both photos are about as good as you can get them for a single shot. Stacked shots would give better images, but you will spend the whole evening getting them! The red areas of the Dumbbell contain detail which require stacked shots, or much longer exposures.

Your photo of the Ring Nebula is particularly detailed. You could try using a barlow on the 'Ring' to get even more detail, but you need very good tracking accuracy.

I hope to have further attempts at these nebula - and others - when we have a bit more night!
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