My attempts at astro imaging

M57 – The ring nebula

Took this the same night as the M27 image, it’s a shorter total exposure length, being only 15 x 60sec subs – same setup, F4 Newt/QHY8

M57 is another Planetary nebula – an exploded star and is in the constellation of Lyra.  It’s a tiny object as you can see from the full frame image and through a telescope looks like a little smoke ring in space!



One response

  1. Ant

    Nice one Craig, nice round stars 🙂

    September 20, 2011 at 6:31 pm

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