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The Ring Nebula (M57)













  Object The Ring Nebula (M57), Planetary Nebula, in Lyra
  Telescope (Photo) Meade LX200GPS 12 SCT @ f/10
  Telescope (Guiding) Meade LX200GPS 12 SCT @ f/10(off-axis)
  Camera (Photo) Canon 20Da DSLR
  Camera (Guiding) Meade DSI w/Autostar Envisage
  Exposure Detail Median combination of 5 images at 180 seconds each, ISO800; RAW file conversion, full calibration (bias, flat, dark), and initial image processing using ImagesPlus 2.75; final image processing using Photoshop CS2

Chiefland Astronomy Village, Florida
(N29.409, W82.860)

  Date 04/28/06