December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
NGC 6369, the Little Ghost, is a planetary nebula in the constellation of Ophiuchus. It's a fairly dim target, having a mean surface brightness of only 10.5 (Mag per square arc-second). As with the other images shot at this focal length, this magnification pushes the limits of my mount, especially without [auto]-guiding. I used Kappa-Sigma combining to create this image, which automatically rejects the "bad" data from smeared frames. This is a crop of the full-size image. North is up.