M 57 Ring Nebula

Ring Nebula
Ring Nebula Luminance only

My first astrophoto was of the Ring Nebula. Kodak Tech Pan film. I had 50 feet of film and got one usable photo, and that one was an accident. I was aiming for the Dumbbell. This one was taken while I was learning the guider built into Ekos. If you've ever tried to slide a box down a bannister, learning to use a autoguider is similar - it goes great for a while, then suddenly and inevitably goes south on you.

  • LX600 12" f/8 telescope
  • SBIG STF-8300EN CCD
  • 72 x 60 seconds luminance only
  • 1099px x 805px
  • September 2020