Jumping into mono

I’ve made a lot of upgrades over the last year. The biggest upgrade I made recently was to make the jump to mono. This will have been my third camera upgrade as well (fourth if you count my initial jump from a DSLR to a cooled CMOS).

I first jumped from a Canon 7D (Unmodified) to a ZWO ASI071 MC Pro, then went to a ZWO ASI2600MC Pro and now finally a ZWO ASI2600MM Pro. This jump to mono required me to get a filterwheel and a set of filters.

This is going to be an interesting jump to a new chapter of imaging.

Messier 27 (The Dumbbell Nebula)

Messier 27 is also known as the Dumbbell Nebula or the Apple Core Nebula. M27 is a bright planetary nebula about 1227 light-years away.

This was my second attempt at this target. I was able to get about two hours of exposure time between clouds. I want to get more time with this, but I was eager to put my focal reducer on and start going for the Milky Way targets.

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