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Thursday, September 27, 2012
Many times, it's difficult to understand the image scale of astronomical images.
Therefore I have added a "Moon circle" in the images to show the angular scale in the sky. The full Moon has an angular size of ~30 arc minutes, that's equal to ~0,5 degrees.
A new scale study, the Veil Nebula
Note. The apparent size of the Moon is marked as a white circle for a scale.
Images used in this series:
Two images at top are shot with the Canon EF 200mm f1.8 camera lens and QHY9 astronomical camera with the narrowband filters:
Images at middle are shot with SkyWatcher 80 ED telescope at ~700mm focal length:
Image at bottom is shot with Meade LX200 GPS 12" telescope at ~f5: