The Cat’s Eye – An Amateur’s Version

Location of photo
Sierra Mountains in California
Date/Time of photo
July 2018
Planewave CDK14, SBIG STT 8300M, Paramount ME II
The Hubble version of the Cat's Eye is one of my favorites so I wanted to try it with my equipment. The core is very small - about 73 pixels on my camera. And the outer nebula is really faint, requiring 30 minute sub-exposures. The short core exposures and the long out exposures were combined in Photoshop
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