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IC 5148


About this image.

IC 5148 is a planetary nebula located 3000 light-years away in the constellation of Grus (The Crane).  What I find particularly striking about this image, is the very defined outer OIII ring.
 

                              

 

Equipment

Telescope:                 12.5" Ritchey Chretien by RC Optical Systems
Mount:                      Paramount ME by Software Bisque
Instrument:               STL11000M CCD Camera by SBIG

Exposure:                  Tri-Colour image consisting of Ha 5.5 hours: OIII 6 hours: NII 1 hour

Capture Software:       CCDSOFT V5,
Processing:                Maxim DL/CCD, Photoshop CS 5, CCDStack, PixInsight

 

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