Let's try the new attachment feature for sketches, shall we? My recent observation of M27. 16", 45-230x, with and without an OIII filter. North up, west right.
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Posted 06 August 2014 - 04:28 PM
What I have enjoyed doing lately is sticking in my OIII filter at from 135x to 238x in my 14 inch Newtonian and using it on M27. The outer "wings" off the sides are fainter than in my NPB narrow-band filter, but the detail in the "apple core" portion really goes up, showing many small dark patches and arc-like dim filaments on the ends of the Dumbell itself. With that combination, it reminds me a little of the filaments in the Veil, although the Dumbell's are nowhere near as distinct. Clear skies to you.
Posted 07 August 2014 - 11:31 PM
I was just looking at this a couple weeks ago, with my 8", and 10" scopes, at different powers, and the faint extensions, and the dumbell shape were unmistakeable, in fact the whole thing appeared more eliptical in shape, especially at low, to medium power, and the 13.8v central star was easy, and sparkled in a darker area. I looked at this beauty with higher power, and I saw subtle filamentry structure, especially along the outer rim. I saw a total of 6 stars in the nebulosity, including the central star, which was very easy in both scopes...clear skies always...
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