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Saturday, September 08, 2007

The Ring Nebula - M57

Waiting for the clouds to move out on my second of three nights at the 1.5-m telescope on Mt. Lemmon, I took the opportunity to take a few images that I normally wouldn't have time to take. This object is known as the "Ring Nebula", because it is, obviously, shaped like a ring. (Great imagination, we astronomers!)

You can find out more information about this object at Tuugii's blog here.

Mt. Lemmon Survey Telescope - 10 second exposure, 1.5 meter aperture @ f/ 2. For more about this telescope and MLS, follow the Catalina Sky Survey link on the right side of this page.

3 Comments:

Blogger Tuguldur said...

aaaha...only now I can see the real difference between 1.5m telescope and 0.04meter camera! Great detail!

12:52 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

Hey, isn't that cheating - you didn't use your 20D for this one.... :-)

4:34 PM  
Blogger earthsines said...

I don't take photos but I am a former art director and have loved and dealt with many. Yours are wonderful. Please visit my site so you can see why I was interested in yours. I'm at ArizonaEarthshines.com
I also have a blog about my brain injury at Arizona Sunshine TBI Blog if your interested.
Also my son is very intelligent and studies astronomy a lot. Are there groups or clubs of any kind here in Tucson that you may know about? Thank you for your time. - Shelley

3:32 PM  

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