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Saturn and M1 in H-alpha

Started by rwodaski, 12/30/2002 02:51AM
Posted 12/30/2002 02:51AM Opening Post
In order to try to show both objects (their brightness levels are dramatically different), I imaged with a hydrogen-alpha filter. I took 11 5-minute exposures of M1, and 44 2-second exposures of Saturn, and merged the two by carefully overlaying Saturn in its actual position. The longer images showed saturn severely bloomed.

Saturn is quite small in this wide field image; look for it at top center. Taken with FLI CM-10E and Takahashi Sky90.

Ron Wodaski
author of "The New CCD Astronomy"

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Ron Wodaski
New Astronomy Press
Posted 12/30/2002 06:18AM #1
Pretty Neat Ron!


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