Subject
M27
Date
21st June 2003
Telescope or Lens
Vixen ED102SS
Mount
GP DX
Camera
SXV H9
Filters
TT RGB and NIR blocker
Total Exposures L 10 min R 10 min G 10 min B 10 min
Sub exposure
10 x 1 min
10 x 1 min
10 x 1 min
10 x 1 min
Binning
Luminance 1x1 RGB 2x2
Field of view and resolution
Approx 26 x 16 Arcminute. 2 Arcsec / Pixel
Comments  
This is my first shot of the Dumbbell nebula with the SXV camera and tricolour filters. The colour has been balanced against a G2v star in AIP4W. This has resulted in a much better colour balance than the MX5C shots I have taken previously. Its nice to see the improvement all round when the two images are compared. The new image has much better depth and a more natural feel. The image was also the first to be guided using the new sxv guide camera.