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Old 14-03-2018, 12:09 PM
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NGC3132 Eight Burst Nebula

NGC 3132, also known as the Eight-Burst Nebula or the Southern Ring Nebula, is a bright planetary nebula in the constellation Vela. Its distance from Earth is estimated at about 2,000 light-years.

First time I've imaged this pretty little planetary nebula.
GSO 10" F4 Newtonian, full spectrum Canon1100D, Baader Semi-Apo filter + MPCC MKIII, 110x30 seconds at ISO1600, HEQ5 Pro unguided. Upsampled 2x.

Larger field at Astrobin ---> https://astrob.in/337367/0/

Needs a bigger gun lol. I better stop chasing these tiny things or I'll get aperture fever again. Wait... why am I looking at longer FL scopes.... Halp!
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Old 14-03-2018, 01:00 PM
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She's a little ripper that one Kev, one of my favourites, both in images and visually. Clolour looks good

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Old 14-03-2018, 02:30 PM
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She's a little ripper that one Kev, one of my favourites, both in images and visually. Clolour looks good

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Thanks Mike. I'll have to observe it visually one year.
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Old 14-03-2018, 08:30 PM
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Tricky little target, Kevin. Well done
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Old 14-03-2018, 09:33 PM
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Tricky little target, Kevin. Well done
Thanks Rick! I'm happy with my first attempt at it.
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Old 14-03-2018, 10:31 PM
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I would be pretty happy with that Kevin

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Old 14-03-2018, 10:35 PM
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Unfortunately, at .5 arc secs per pixel it's going to be tough to improve on that with any kind of long exposure! I've always thought planetaries were the next frontier for amateur imaging. Rather than longer focal length, we'll all need to move to Atacama...
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Pretty acceptable from a DSLR. Things have turned around remarkably in the last 10 years. The colour is good, but it looks like your collimation might need a little attention.
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Fiendishly difficult target, well done.
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Old 15-03-2018, 07:42 PM
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I would be pretty happy with that Kevin

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Thanks Steve. For my first go at it, yep I am happy with the results.

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Unfortunately, at .5 arc secs per pixel it's going to be tough to improve on that with any kind of long exposure! I've always thought planetaries were the next frontier for amateur imaging. Rather than longer focal length, we'll all need to move to Atacama...
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Yeah seeing at sea level in the tropics is like looking through soup. I was surprised to get what I did from it.

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Pretty acceptable from a DSLR. Things have turned around remarkably in the last 10 years. The colour is good, but it looks like your collimation might need a little attention.
Thanks Paul. Yeah there's some flare to one side of the stars. I suck at collimating F4 Newts too.

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Fiendishly difficult target, well done.
Thanks M&T! This must be good with your 20"?
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