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NGC 7009 The Saturn Nebula

The inner ring of NGC 7009 spans just 25 arc sec of sky and the overall dimensions are about
45" X 35" making it a challenging object to image. About a third of a light year across and some
3000 light years away, NGC 7009 is a tiny planetary nebula in Aquarius more affectionately know
as The Saturn Nebula, due to its similar size and resemblance to the planet Saturn.
You can read about NGC 7009 here:

Orion Optics UK AG12 F3.8
Starlightxpress SXVF-H694, SX USB CFW, SX OAG unit + Atlas Focuser
SIIHaOIII = 38, 51, 45min (bin 1X1)
Using Astronomik 6nm Narrowband filters and RGB Deep Sky filters
-20C chip temp, no flats or dark frames were used.
Focal length 1120mm
Image scale 0.84"/pix
Guide Camera: Starlightxpress Lodestar

Taken in one night 31 Aug 2017, some moon, average to above average seeing.

Equipment setup:

Some links to equipment used to take this image:

Orion Optics UK

StarlightXpress CCD Cameras and imaging equipment

Finger Lakes Instrumentation CCD cameras:

Astro Shop (Aus)

Astro-Elecronic FS2 scope GOTO controller:

Gerd Neumann and Astronomik filters:

MSB Software & Astroart 6

Catseye Collimation

STAR Atlas:PRO planetarium software:

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strongmanmike200215-Oct-2017 07:58
Thanks Stephane...not as detailed as yours but nice and bright I guess..? :-)
stephane 14-Oct-2017 06:26
Great photo!
strongmanmike200201-Sep-2017 11:17
It even has its own moon Titan there, lower left :-)
Sakib 01-Sep-2017 09:55
Looks like something out of an epic science fiction motion picture! Love it!