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24-OCT-2010 Press F11 for full screen mode

Fiery Eye of God full frame negative

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In negative the full extent of the ejected material is very obvious.

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Derek 26-Mar-2011 19:22
Mike, that is spectacular! Fantastic processing to get the faintest nebulosity but still maintain dynamic range and detail in the well-known bright portions! (BTW, I wonder if the outermost gases were driven off the central star in its dying stages, before it actually went nova...)