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M57 is possibly the most famous planetary nebula in sky. It is very bright and easy to be spotted through any telescope.

This picture was taken with a 10-inch Meade LX200 GPS. The author, John Nunn, had used this telescope visually for a couple of years and decided to try astrophotography. This image is one of the first he took. John used a Meade DSI 2. He lives in an area of very heavy light pollution, so any kind of astrophotography is awkward.

John soon abandoned the DSI 2 due to the limited field of view and poor thermal noise. Now he uses a DSLR (Canon 40D) and he thinks he has advanced considerably since these early days. Still, he considers, it's an interesting example of what one can do "straight out of the box" and with no experience in astrophotography.

by John Nunn on 2009-06-15
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2011-04-12 00:07:43       
Kewl you sholdu come up with that. Excellent!
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