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    March 6, 2017

    The famous and elusive Cat's Eye nebula. Perhaps the hardest and most time-consuming image I had to process to date. Several different HDR techniques were applied to equalize the abruptly brighter core to the very faint outer shell. Be sure to click the full size image...

    March 6, 2017

    Another planetary nebula image from last fall.

    Technical details: 

    NGC7008

    Imaging telescope: AT12 RC astrograph f/8
    Imaging camera: QHY9M CCD
    Filters: Orion 2'' RGB
    Mount: AP900 GTO
    Other: Meade DSI guider, Robofocus
    Software: CCD Commander, Maxim DL, Photoshop CC 2014,...

    March 6, 2017

     
    First image of 2017. M97, or the Owl nebula. One of the best examples of planetary nebula in the night sky. Its central star shredded its outer layers, thousands of years ago. 

    Technical details:

    Imaging telescope: AT12 RC astrograph f/8
    Imaging camera: QHY9M CCD,...

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