The Wizard Neb­ula

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CHRIS HEAPY, MAC­CLES­FIELD, 2 OC­TO­BER 2015 Chris says: “The Wizard Neb­ula is a dif­fi­cult ob­ject to ob­serve visu­ally, re­quir­ing very dark skies and an OIII fil­ter. How­ever, the power of an am­a­teur CCD cam­era with nar­row­band fil­ters is able to cap­ture it in its full glory, as shown here. I love the colours and the ‘wizard’ is clear to see!”

Equip­ment: Atik 490EX CCD cam­era, Tele Vue-NP127is apo re­frac­tor, 10-Mi­cron GM 2000 HPS-II mount, Astrodon 3nm Ha/ OIII/SII fil­ters, Baader 7nm Ha fil­ter.

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