Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber

 

 

Philipp
Salzgeber

Wolfurt / Austria

M27 - Dumbbell Nebula

Astrophotography by Philipp Salzgeber
The so-called Dumbbell nebula is a bright planetary nebula. The glowing cloud of gas was shed by it´s (here invisible) central star at the end of its "active" life.
I think the background noise could be much reduced by using a flat field image during processing...

Telescope:
Vixen R130S, 5.1" Newton Telescope on Super Polaris GEM, 20mm eyepiece
Camera
Nikon Coolpix 950 digital camera
Exposure:
33 x 8sec
Date:
6th, October 2001
Processing:
Subtraction of dark frame, adding 4x8 single images in Photoshop. The 4 stacks were averaged.
 


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