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Old 18-10-2020, 03:15 PM
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the eye of god?

i've heard the Helix referred to as the eye of god and you can see why, it sure looks like an eye complete with star pupil... this is a mix of exposures from 3 nights this last week with the new cam grabbed between clouds, mount failures and the usual other joys of astrophotography ;-)

First one is an 100% crop the other at 67%.

it's still quite faint but looks like I've managed to tease a little of the "eyebrow" out as well.

I suspect to do this justice really needs a bit more focal length and aperture, and a good few more hours of lights, but with clouds and rain for next two weeks is likely going to look better each night ;-)
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