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The stars in this image appear somewhat defocused due to slight chromatic aberration in the lens used. However, this has the pleasant side effect of accentuating star colors; one can see that the brightest stars in this area are blue. Although too small to be resolved, the Ring Nebula (M57) also appears in this image as a small red dot (see legend). This image was cropped from the original.

Photographer - Dave Kodama
Settings and Equipment - 135mm lens at f/3.5; piggybacked on C-11; 30 min exp. on Kodak Elite II, ISO 100.
Location, Date and Time - OCA Anza observing site, 16 March 1997.


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