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Abell 21, the Medusa

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#1 Mel Bartels

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:06 PM

Abell 21, nicknamed the Medusa

 

A little hard to find at first because it was fainter than I expected. But after I settled in, a pretty sight.

 

Surrounded by a moat of darkness; surprised that the NPB filter was better than the OIII. The varying Milky Way nebulosity, many stars and nearby cluster made for a pretty field

 

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#2 AdmiralAckbar

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 01:51 PM

Beautiful


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Posted 12 April 2021 - 05:54 PM

Hello Mel Bartels, I know I will never be able to see the faint stuff you are able to squeeze out of the night sky, but surely they are wonderful, and I do read the posts on your web page smile.gif , it's always inspiring.

 

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Posted 12 April 2021 - 06:23 PM

Mel,

 

Another fine sketch and post.

 

Frank :)



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Posted 13 April 2021 - 02:33 PM

I'm such a big fan of these type of targets Mel,the ones that most don't observe or have overlooked.Two days ago one of our local club members posted his processed image of this very target.Nice job and very nice subject matter.


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#6 niteskystargazer

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Posted 14 April 2021 - 10:08 AM

Mel,

 

Very good sketch of Abell 21, (The Medusa) smile.gif .

 

CS,KLU,

 

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Tom



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Posted 15 April 2021 - 03:04 PM

Wow! This is really good!




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