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Astronomy => Astrophotography => Topic started by: Ian on Aug 17, 2002, 09:14:00

Title: couple of nice planetaries from friday night
Post by: Ian on Aug 17, 2002, 09:14:00
http://212.104.156.50/oas/m76v2.jpg

M76 is a smallish dim (mag 12) planetary nebula known as the little dumbell. This is far and away the dimmest object I've observed at the eyepiece and this image just captures a little of it's shape and colour. The name appears quite apt.

http://212.104.156.50/oas/7662v2.jpg
Continuing with the firsts, this is my first non-messier NGC object, NGC7662 in Andromeda. It is known as the blue snowball. This is relatively bright at mag 8.6.

p.s. I have linked to these images rather than in-lined them so I don't use too much time.
Title: couple of nice planetaries from friday night
Post by: Whitters on Aug 17, 2002, 18:29:00
Love the blue snowball. Once work quitens down and I'm below 50 hours :grin:
 


[ This Message was edited by: Whitters on 2002-08-17 10:29 ]
Title: couple of nice planetaries from friday night
Post by: Ian on Aug 17, 2002, 19:13:00
I'm quite proud of it :smile: I'm going to try it again, polar align better and stick a barlow in. The snowball has quite a pronounced omega (lower case) shape in it. Although you can just make it out it last nights pic I think more magnification would bring it out further.
Title: couple of nice planetaries from friday night
Post by: Mike on Aug 17, 2002, 19:19:00
Excellent work Ian ! WHen I get some spare time to myself (thats rare) I shall have another go at my Toucam, your excellent images have definately spurred me on !