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M57 Ring Nebula in Lyra
After about 2 years of dry spell, my first image with the new setup! This is a stack of 45 images of 20 second integration time each with the MX7 mono chip in 2x2 black and white binned mode taken with AstroArt. The images were processed with IRIS and AstroArt - a light unsharp mask was applied to each source frame, stacked then DDP applied in AA.

The GM8 setup performed flawlessly. There was no guiding or PEC for this image (that explains the 20 second integrations) and polar alignment was done with the polar alignment scope only. The next time I'm out I want to grab some color data with the AK chip!
Keywords: M57 Ring Nebula Lyra

M57 Ring Nebula in Lyra

After about 2 years of dry spell, my first image with the new setup! This is a stack of 45 images of 20 second integration time each with the MX7 mono chip in 2x2 black and white binned mode taken with AstroArt. The images were processed with IRIS and AstroArt - a light unsharp mask was applied to each source frame, stacked then DDP applied in AA.

The GM8 setup performed flawlessly. There was no guiding or PEC for this image (that explains the 20 second integrations) and polar alignment was done with the polar alignment scope only. The next time I'm out I want to grab some color data with the AK chip!

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