Messier 57: RASA8 & ASI294MC Pro

Kedron, Queensland - 30 May 2020

Messier 57 captured using a RASA8 telescope & ASI294MC Pro colour camera

  • Telescope: RASA8
  • Camera: ASI294MC Pro
  • Mount: CEM40
  • Alignment: ASIair
  • Guiding: ASIair
  • Image: 64 * 30 sec subs
  • Gain: 120
  • Temp: 0 Deg C
  • Processing: AstroPixel Processor – lights, darks, flats, dark flats
  • Bortle Class 7 site
  • Location: Kedron Brisbane Queensland
  • Date: 30/5/2020

The Ring Nebula, M57 is a planetary nebula in the northern constellation of Lyra. Such objects are formed when a shell of ionized gas is expelled into the surrounding interstellar medium by a star at in the last stages of its evolution before becoming a white dwarf.Wikipedia


Balcony astrophotography from Brisbane with the RASA8 telescope on the left
The RASA8 telescope on the Ioptron CEM40 mount
Messier 57 The Ring nebula, RASA8 & ASI294MC Pro