M57 Ring Nebula in Halpha

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Taken on July 8, 2006 from my backyard in Castro Valley, California

Stinger 450 Classical Cassegrain (18" f/12.6)

Lumicon Giant Easy Guider with Focal reducer for final: F= 3366mm, f/7.1

Finger Lakes CM10 MaxCam imaging camera operated at -26C


Finger Lakes CFW1 Filter wheel

SBIG ST7E guide camera

Custom Scientific 3nm FWHM Ha filter (50mm diameter)

Six exposures of 15 minutes

One and a half hours total exposure time

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