M76 - The Cork Nebula

13th November 2004

Object name: M 76
Popular name: Cork Nebula
Object type: Planetary nebula
Magnitude: 10.1
Size: 3.1'
Apparent RA: 1h 42m 37s Apparent Dec: +51 35' 55"
Constellation: Perseus

200mm F5 newtonian @F5 , SC3.5 toucam RAW mode. IRB + RGB filter.
80mm F5 refractor @ F10 guidescope with SC1 toucam and GuideDog

My first ever LRGB image. 150x15s frames for the L layer and 40x15s frames of red, green and blue. Stacked in a testing copy of Registax v3. Curves in photoshop. Channels aligned and L layer applied in Photoshop.

I am a bit suspicious of the yellow stars. I also think the red in the nebula ought to be more pronounced.

Location: Curdridge, Southampton, UK. 51N 15W.