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Ian

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couple of nice planetaries from friday night
« 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.

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couple of nice planetaries from friday night
« Reply #1 on: Aug 17, 2002, 18:29:00 »
Love the blue snowball. Once work quitens down and I'm below 50 hours :grin:
 


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« Reply #2 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.

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couple of nice planetaries from friday night
« Reply #3 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 !
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