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    Default Blue Snow Ball last night



    5 8 seconds, C8 & FR6.3 ISO 1600 Panasonic Gx8 cropped image

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    Default Re: Blue Snow Ball last night

    Good detail in nebula. Congratulations
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    Default Re: Blue Snow Ball last night

    Very nice thanks for sharing
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    Default Re: Blue Snow Ball last night

    super shot thanks
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    Default Re: Blue Snow Ball last night

    This is really a nice image.
    I was just reading last night in "Annals of the Deep sky" about this planetary gem in Andromeda, NGC7662.
    You have captured some nice detail and color with this fine work.
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    Default Re: Blue Snow Ball last night

    That's impressive for such a small object.
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    Just out of curiosity, as I'm totally unfamiliar with this: would the image have improved significantly without the 6.3 FR on?

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    Nice image! One of my favorite planetaries!
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    Great Image.
    Thank you for sharing.
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    Default Re: Blue Snow Ball last night

    Quote Originally Posted by hyperhans View Post
    Just out of curiosity, as I'm totally unfamiliar with this: would the image have improved significantly without the 6.3 FR on?

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    The answer is probably a clear, straightforward, "Depends. . .".

    Without the focal reducer the image scale would be larger (the nebula would appear to be bigger). I think many people would prefer that but some may not. The larger FOV means that the photo can be framed differently and that gives artistic opportunities which would not be available with a smaller FOV. Which is better is a matter of taste.

    Depending on atmospheric conditions, with the focal reducer it is possible that there was some under-sampling and that if the guiding were superb and focus were perfect it is possible that leaving off the focal reducer might have resulted in more detail. For most of us with our typical gear it is unlikely that taking away the focal reducer would have resulted in more detail because our tracking just isn't amazing and our atmospheric conditions are not amazing.

    So maybe it'd have been better without the focal reducer, but it could have actually been worse. I suspect he got it about as good as can be done - and that was pretty good indeed!

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