October 23, 2011

2011-06-30 – Dumbell Nebula

Also while I was taking some pictures of the Ring Nebula, I decided to take a quick look at the dumbbell nebula.  Here I did some darkening like I did on the Orion Nebula before.  It got better, but I think some better planning, light pollution filters, etc. would make it better.
Canon Rebel XS, through my 120mm refractor, with 10mm eyepiece projection, 90 seconds
Same picture, with some processing


  1. That's very cool looking but totally bizarre! Why does it look like snow falling, or like you're blasting into warp speed? Is that a distortion of the eyepiece? Still very neat looking, and one of my favorite objects!

  2. I believe it's called vignetting. Definitely due to the eyepiece being in between the camera and scope