M57

Saturday, May 5, 2018 1:38:51 AM UTC

Property Value
Subframes 90
Exposure Time 60
Telescope SKYWATCHER SKYLINER 250PX 254mm f/5
Filters ZWO RGBL Imaging Filter Set RGB A matched set of RGBL filters for CMOS and CCD imaging
Imager ZWO ASI178MM-Cool
Processing Software AstroArt 6
Plate Solve Status Solve Requested Solve Submitted Solve Completed Solve Retrieved
Original image dimensions 0 W 0 H
Solved image center point 18h53m35.59s 33°1'47.31"

Property Value
Subframes 90
Exposure Time 60
Telescope SKYWATCHER SKYLINER 250PX 254mm f/5
Filters ZWO RGBL Imaging Filter Set RGB A matched set of RGBL filters for CMOS and CCD imaging
Imager ZWO ASI178MM-Cool
Processing Software AstroArt 6
Plate Solve Status Solve Requested Solve Submitted Solve Completed Solve Retrieved
Original image dimensions 0 W 0 H
Solved image center point 18h53m32.19s 33°1'59.95"

Once in a while, just very occasionally, the elements and the fates conspire - everything comes together and things work out even more perfect than your wildest imaginings.  Tonight I've captured what I would think is my ultimate, finest, most stunning image of anything.  I've been chasing M57 for years now, and it's one of my favorite objects.  But this image, this amazing image, has revealed details in the nebula which I have never even seen hint of in previous images.  I will say no more - just enjoy these images.