Best of AOP - Planetary Nebulae

NGC 6210

This planetary nebula is located in the constellation Hercules. For a comparison view, check out the Hubble Space Telescope image.

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Last Updated: 20-Jun-2014

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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.

Image soft due to excessive winds (20-30mph).

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

Digital Development (DDP) via Maxim/DL was also used in order to display the very dim and very bright details of

the image simultaneously.

Luminance = 30 minutes binned 1x1

Red = 5 minutes binned 2x2

Green = 5 minutes binned 2x2

Blue = 5 minutes binned 2x2

Minimum credit line: Rich and Anne Quigley/Adam Block/NOAO/AURA/NSF