December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
NGC 6543 is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Draco. I used 10 iterations of Richardson-Lucy deconvolution to bring out the structure in the nebula. I was very careful at every step of the aquisition and processing chain not to clip any of the nebula or its central star, in order to preserve the color and appearance of the nebula. I'm surprised this one came out as well as it did, since the object was in a fairly light-polluted portion of the sky. This is a crop of the full-size image. North is up.