Simcoe Skies Astronomy

C15 - Blinking Nebula


C15 - the Blinking Nebula (NGC 6826)

This Nebula deserves its name! When you look at it through an eyepiece, it blinks out! After finding the Cat's Eye nebula, I thought I'd give this one a try.

Magnitude: 8.8
Location: Cygnus
Date: Sept 18/04
Exposures: 120
Exposure length: 1 second
Amp on setting: OFF
Brightness: 100
Gain: 50

Notes: Image size was resampled to 2x in K3CCDtools. Focus was poor. Inadequate polar alignment is very evident considering the length of the exposure.

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