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Lyra Stars and M57


moondog
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Well....wide(ish) field.

First light and image with my new Revalation 80ED 'frac. Will report later on scope when used some more

Taken at prime focus with Canon 350D - no barlow

Stack of 6 no. 30 sec images @ 800 ISO. Taken at 8-30 pm BST last night.

Slight crop to show the 2 bright stars in the corner of the image - the one top left is Sulafat, bottom right is Sheliak.

M57 is just about midway between these stars.

Only used PS levels - no sharpening

Pleased with the scope's colour fidelity and sharpness.

MD

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  • 3 weeks later...

Thanks for the comments.

To get the central star of M57 at the scale I was imaging is very satisfying. Note that the posted image was in fact a crop of the full frame.

I'll try a shoot out with the Revelation with a 2x barlow and the TAL without, as they would then be at the same image scale.

8)

MD

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