The Ring Nebula

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The Ring Nebula

Postby Aratus » Thu Sep 21, 2017 10:23 pm

It must be obvious by now but planetary nebulas are a bit of a favourite of mine!
The Ring Nebula in Lyra is nice and high at the moment. A distinctive little grey ring in any telescope becomes a traffic light of colour with just 30secs exposure. This is 11 of those stacked together.
Image

Yes, that little star in the middle is the one that blew off this gas ring.
I use an 11" reflector (Celestron CPC 1100) and a 3" refractor, (Sky-Watcher ST80) mounted on an equatorial wedge, housed in a 2.2m Pulsar observatory. I use a ZWO ASI 120MM, ZWO ASI1600MC and Canon 1300D for imaging.
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