Lots of clouds and high winds have been causing me to not be able to take images. Those cleared up just in time for the moon to start getting too bright. I’m taking a picture of the Cocoon Nebula now, but will have to finish it in a few weeks as the next new moon approaches. I reprocessed the Ring Nebula, added in 8 hours of Ha exposure to capture the red “petals” around the nebula. I also used Russell Crowman’s star shrink PhotoShop plugin for the first time, to tighten up the fuzzy stars where the Earth’s atmosphere makes them fuzzy and bloated. So recheck out the Ring Nebula image again.

Soon I’ll be posting an image of M101 that I took last year with the FSQ telescope.

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