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Imaged July 4, 2010

NGC 6781

NGC 6781 in Aquila

Optics: CPC1100 at f6 on a Milburn Wedge
Camera: QHY8
Exposure: 36 x 5 minutes
Guiding: PHD Guiding, using a Meade DSI Pro II on a Taurus Tracker III off axis guider
Date: July 4, 2010
Processing: Stacked with Deep Sky Stacker with hot pixel removal, post-processed with Photoshop CS2 with maximum entropy deconvolution using a PS plugin from AstraImage

This is a fairly large but faint planetary. It was also my personal Cursed Object. I tried to capture a good color image of it several times over four summers, and each time something went wrong - guiding problems, camera trouble, computer crashes, etc. I finally got it.

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