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The art of Vega

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About this observation
Observer
Peter Tickner
Time of observation
14/04/2020 - 00:40
Object
Vega
Observing location
Urban Berkshire
Equipment
ZWO ASI071 MC Pro CMOS camera
14inch LX200 SCT at f/10
EQ8 mount
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Taking images is a cross between art and science.  When switching targets with my 14inch scope at f/10 I have a habit of turning the camera to full gain and running short exposures to try to match the screen display against the sky chart. I was using Vega to hone in on the area for a faint target when I noticed that it was causing some unusual refection effects beyond the usual SCT baffle issues with bright stars.    This image is a short stack of hopefully aesthetically pleasing effects, a change from serious imaging but at the same time a natural effect caused entirely by pointing a telescope at a bright star out there.

Peter 

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