M57 with Esprit 120 & Canon 60Da

Here is a recent image taken from our cottage using my new SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO refractor. The image was taken with a first quarter Moon in the sky. Click on the  image to see a version taken under more urban conditions with an eight inch SkyWatcher reflector.
Object The Ring Nebula (M57) RA 18:53.6 Dec +33:02
Exposure 69 minutes (23 X 3minutes)
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics SkyWatcher Esprit 120  f/7 APO refractor with  a  focal length of 840 mm

Marion Bridge, Nova Scotia


Calibration andstacking done in Images Plus . Masked noise reduction  using a frequency domain low pass filter. Image sharpened and cropped for web display.