Urban M57 with Esprit 120 & Canon 60Da

Here is a recent image taken from my front yard using my new SkyWatcher Esprit 120 APO refractor. The image was taken with a full Moon in the sky. Click on the  image to see a version taken under similar circumstances using an eight inch Meade SNT. Zoom in and compare the images, I know my technique has improved between the two images, but the 120 mm refractor clearly out performs the 200 mm Meade SNT in terms of resolution.
Object M57
Exposure 23.5 minutes (47 X 30 seconds) for the Esprit and  14.5 minutes (29 X 30 seconds) at f/4 for the Meade
ISO 1600
Camera Canon 60Da DSLR
Optics SkyWatcher Esprit 120  f/7 APO refractor with  a  focal length of 840 mm

Bedford, St. Croix, Nova Scotia


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