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25-FEB-2017 Press F11 for a Full Screen view

NGC 3132 The Eightburst Nebula

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This deep image shows the rarely seen full extent of the intricate shells and faint outer ionised
gas envelope around NGC 3132 in Vela. At only about 1.5' X 1' in size, this was a real test for my
scope and the local seeing conditions!

Orion Optics UK AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
HaOIIIRGB = 430 370 60 60 60min = 16.5hrs total exposure (bin 1X1)
Using Astronomik 6nm Narrowband filters and RGB Deep Sky filters
-20C chip temp, flats used but no dark frames were used.
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

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Taken over 4 nights - 19, 20, 22 and 23 Feb 2017, some moon, average to good seeing.

Equipment setup:

http://www.pbase.com/strongmanmike2002/sxvrh694_gear

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Orion Optics UK

http://www.orionoptics.co.uk/

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

http://www.sxccd.com/products

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

http://www.flicamera.com/

Astro Shop (Aus)

http://www.astroshop.com.au/

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

http://www.astro-electronic.de/

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

http://www.astronomik.com/en/home

http://www.gerdneumann.net/

MSB Software & Astroart 6

http://www.msb-astroart.com/

Catseye Collimation

http://www.catseyecollimation.com/

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

http://www.staratlaspro.com/

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strongmanmike200225-Feb-2017 13:07
Ha ha thanks, glad ya like it Sakib...and I'll try :-)
Sakib 25-Feb-2017 10:20
Wow this is incredible! This must be the deepest amateur image ever! Keep going on with the planetaries!