M27 Deep Halo

M27 Deep Halo

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Description

This image takes advantage of the extra contrast provided by these 3 nm H-a and OIII filters to bring out detail in the faint outer halo surrounding M27. It is one of the few images showing actual structure in this outer halo. Star colors from RGB filters were added to the narrowband data that comprise the nebula.
Image Date: 07/18/2008
Details: Exposure Time: 9 hrs Total: 4.5 hrs H-a, 4 hrs OIII, 36 min RGB
Camera: Apogee  U16M
Telescope: RC Optical  16" f/8.9 Ritchey-Chretien
Mount: Software Bisque  Paramount ME

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