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M 57 Ring Nebula Nebula Cropped

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This image has been cropped to give more detail. It was intentionally underexposed. Using Nikon Processing Software, I was able to double the exposure using the exposure compensation feature of the software. This allowed the picture to be taken in half the time. I would like a little more exposure to bring out the faint galaxy next to the Nebula. I will try that in my next attempt.

Date: August 18, 2012
Scope: 14 inch Celestron CGE 1400
Focal Length: 3910 mm; F/11
Camera: Nikon D3
ISO Setting: 800
Duration: 1 minute
9 pictures stacked Using Deep Sky Stacker
Exposure compensated using Nikon Capture NX2


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