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M27 Dumbbell Nebula


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I've tried to image this before, to no avail, but last night the imaging gods were on my side. This is a single shot, with minimal on-phone processing (I will stack and tweak more later, maybe). Amazing what these phones can do - even the pink/red shell is just coming tbrough. Meade LX200 8" SCT (circa 1992) plus Samsung Galaxy S10 in "Night mode" (about 20 s automated exposure).

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Well executed!

It amazes me what these phone cameras can do in poor light. 

They've already done away with dedicated point and shoot cameras for most casual users, maybe the fancy astro-camera manufacturers need to start worrying! 🤪

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