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This a beautiful shot. I hope to be getting shots like this someday.
Here is an image of M57 the Ring Nebula that I obtained last night. This is a stack of 34 x 120 second color images processed in MaxIm DL and Photoshop. This image was taken using our 6.5-inch 165 FPL53 CF APO Refractor mounted on our ES/Losmandy G11 PMC-Eight with Telescope Drive Master. This image is UNGUIDED. The camera used was the 16 Mp QHY163C OSC TEC camera system. This image has been reduced in size by 50%.
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Mark Slade Remote Observatory (MSRO) IAU MPC W54 Equipment
Mounts: ES PMC-Eight G11 + Telescope Drive Master (TDM)
Scopes: ES 165 FPL-53 ED APO CF, ES 102 FCD100 ED APO CF
Cameras: QHY174M-GPS + FW, QHY163C
Misc: 3-inch 0.7x Focal Reducer Field Flattener, Filters: Luminance,
Red, V-band Photometric, Diffuser, 200 lpmm Spectral Grating
Software: MaxIm DL 6, Cartes du Ciel, Astrometrica, AstroImageJ, AutoStakkert!