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Aggelos Kechagias

Officina Stellare 130 + Atik 428 First Light @ M57

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Hello dear astrofriends.

This is my first attempt with my new refractor and my new ccd.

A very tuff target for a refractor but i have manage to bring the good stuff on surface with a bit more petience

Anyway hope you like it.

info..

Location : Pegasus Observatory I (Corinthos-Greece)

Telescope : Officina Stellare 130 Hiper Apo (f/6 780mm)

CCD : Atik 428ex

Image Scale : 1.20 arcsec/pixel

Ccd temp : 0 celcius

Mount : ASA DDM60

Guiding : Some fits unguided some other with Qhy5 and Orion mini guider 9x50 finder

FF/FR : -

Filters : 2" Baader

Exposures : RGB bin 1x1 10x300sec

L bin 1x1 200x20 sec

Ha bin 1x1 15x1800sec

Ha bin 1x1 9x3600sec

Calibration frames : Darks - Flats -Bias - Dark Flats

Apps : Maxim dl - Phd - Nebulosity - Photoshop - Pixinsight - Autoslew

For a full resolution please press here

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Very nice. It always amazes me how much more there is to M57 than just the ring.

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Thats very impressive! I already saw this image in my local forum. :)

Congrats with new stuff.

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I think thats the best amateur M57 I've seen.

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Wow... very nice indeed..

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Brilliant! Beautiful image - well done :)

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Excellent Aggelos, the L files have provided a stack of detail in the inner nebula, and those lovely long exposures serve to bring out the VERY faint outer rings.

Interestingly, if you have an Oiii filter, there is also some very faint emission data that will show in the outer rings. It lacks definition, but it gives a different feel to the second ring layer.

Anyway, great stuff, it looks like you will enjoy the 428, I know I do :)

Tim

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A superb image Aggelos of one of my favourite DSO's, a lot of work and effort have gone into this image.Very Well Done!

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Gorgeous image.. very very nice kit.

I've looked at those ASA mounts... . and my bank account ran stright for the horizon screaming ;-)

Derek

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