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Old 26-03-2009, 09:43 PM
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Looking for the Eight Burst, but what did I get?

Hi all,

as I haven't got goto on my old EQ mount, when trying to hunt down faint DSOs, I set the declination circle to the required dec. and sweep in R.A. .

This first object was way too far west to be the Eight Burst nebula, although on the same Dec at -40 30', about half way between Canopus and Sirius. It looked like a diffuse object in the 4" Tak. I looked in this area with The Sky program and could only find a globular and a edge on galaxy; niether fit the appearance of what I have imaged. With 14" LX200 at f10 using Astro 40D with 8 x 1 minute exposures.

The second is in the general area of where the Eight Burst should be, but is it just a red star? Although I am puzzled by its large diameter, as focus was good.
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Old 27-03-2009, 10:39 PM
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Hi lester nice shot you have got the eight burst neb ok,have look at the one i shot in jan for a bit of comparison
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Old 28-03-2009, 06:22 AM
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Nah that's not the Eight Burst Nebula...looks more like the Saturn Nebula but from your description it's not that either..?

This is what the Eightburst looks like:
http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike20...78202/original

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Old 28-03-2009, 07:00 AM
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Thanks for your replies Alan and Mike.

Hope someone can solve the mistry. The Eight burst is more oval than my second image, after looking at Mike's comparison.
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Old 28-03-2009, 07:13 AM
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Lester have a look at the galaxies around NGC 3250 on wikisky.
http://www.wikisky.org/?ra=10.443011...mg_source=DSS2
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Old 28-03-2009, 04:08 PM
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Hi Glen, The first object looked like a galaxy in the 4" Tak, but when I processed the images, it looks more like a planetary nebula.
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