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Running Chicken IC2944

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The Bad news is my focuser they could not fix, they could not undo the screws. The interesting part is I was able to undo them all myself. So I have to be content for a while with no focuser.

This is the a very large Nebula that is quite prominent in the Milky way. For the very first time I was able to see the planetary nebula just out to the right.

www.astrobin.com/vtip8u

Shows up better in this shot the very small blue dot what is a planetary nebula Helix is another example of one..

Helix Nebula NGC 7293



My shot is with the nikon lens and I am still staggered the amount of detail in the shot.

Running Chicken IC2944

this is a a 900 mm shot of the center.

QHY183C -10 150 shots over 5 nights
600 sec each shot.
Nikon 300mm f4 D Lens
Skywatcher NEQ 6 Pro Hypertuned
Guided PHD2, Nina
Pixinsight, Ps Lr.
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10 comments

Don Sutherland said:

Stunning series.
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Steve Paxton replied to Don Sutherland:

Thank you good to see what is above us as well.
7 weeks ago

Mariagrazia Gaggero said:

affascinanti
7 weeks ago ( translate )

Steve Paxton said:

In part why I went down this line as well , many thanks.
7 weeks ago

tiabunna said:

Marvellous images, Steve, though my imagination still lets me down re matching the name. :-)
7 weeks ago

Steve Paxton replied to tiabunna:

You and me both cant see it even being told its the stars that are at the center of the big nebula

en.wikipedia.org/wiki/IC_2944

Still does not look like no chicken. Many thanks a great old lens well worth the small cost many years ago.
6 weeks ago

Diana Australis said:

Extraordinary photography as usual, Steve. Amazing.
Keep well over there in the far West. Cheers, Diana
6 weeks ago

Steve Paxton replied to Diana Australis:

Thank You Diana we are starting cloudy nights but cooler nights. it great out there in space things we just cant comprehend. Sadly I am chained with no focuser so cant run the big telescope so I am running smaller gear so its a case of target's that you will have seen before.
6 weeks ago

Gudrun said:

Fantastic! The first PiP looks like an eye:-)
5 weeks ago

Steve Paxton replied to Gudrun:

Both are very interesting alright,
5 weeks ago