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Object: M57

Date: June 20, 2007

Location: "My-Spot" Observatory, West Bloomfield, Michigan (4.2 ZLM)

Exposure(s): 34 x 5 Min @ ISO 200 (170 Minutes)

Camera: Unmodified Konica Minolta Maxxum 7D

Equipement: 10" f/10 Meade OTA w/GEG and focal reducer at f/7.5 on Losmandy G-11

Guide Scope: ETX90 OTA and SBIG ST-4

Software & Processing: RAW image files were dark frame subtracted and converted to Tif files using my RawHide RAW file converter. The Tifs were then aligned and stacked using Registar 1.0.7 and then processed and cropped using Picture Window Pro.

This is a BIG improvement over my first M57 image.

Object Info: M57, the Ring Nebula. The distance to M57 is not really well known but most estimates are in the 2000 to 3000 ly range with a few being farther out then that.


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Updated: 08/22/07 12:20:50 AM