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Messier 27, The Dumbell Nebula

Posted: October 4th, 2008



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DATE
October 4th, 2008

PHOTO
Exposure: 7 x 8 minutes (56 minutes total)
Focal: 1175mm, f/5

EQUIPMENT
Imaging Scope: C9.25 with 0.5 focal reducer
Camera: Canon 40D IR/UV filter
Guide camera: StarShoot Guider
Guide scope: Orion Short 80mm
Mount: Takahashi EM-400

SITE & CONDITIONS
Coyote Lake, Gilroy, CA
Seeing: Bad
Transparency: Poor

SOFTWARE
Stacking: DeepSkyStacker
Processing: Photoshop & PixInsight

COMMENTS
This was my first trip to Coyote Lake. A bit less drive than Henry Coe, but also less altitude (900 ft versus 2600 ft at Coe) and a bit more light-polluted sky. I didn't take more subs because clouds suddenly formed right up above. The clouds later dissappeared, but I was already onto something else :-)


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