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NGC 7048

This beautiful planetary nebula is located within the rich constellation of Cygnus the Swan.

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Last Updated: 23-Jun-2014

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Equipment

20in RC Optical Systems telescope Operating at f/8.1

Paramount ME Robotic Telescope Mount

SBIG ST10XME CCD camera with color filter wheel

LRGB color production was used to create this image.

Two iterations of L-R deconvolution (sharpening) algorithm using CCDsharp were applied to the luminance image.

Luminance = 40 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 10 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 10 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 15 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Richard Robinson and Beverly Erdman/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF