Monday, February 11, 2013

Globula

Nosing around the heavens a few nights ago. I was playing with a Celestron CPC1100, an 11" Schmidt-Cassegrain. Good optics, but alignment is tricky, so these are short exposure / high ISO. Both pics are heavily cropped, noisy, and not very sharp. I'll do much better next time.
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Above, I think this is M4, a globular cluster in Scorpius. Forgot to write down what I was looking at.
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The famous Ring Nebula, M57 in Lyre.

Cool stuff coming up. Spring and Summer have the most spectacular objects. Clouds and wind have been bothersome lately.

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