Deepsky - Pieter Vandevelde

M57: Ring Nebula in Lyra

This is my most special image, since it is my first deepsky image! I still remember this raw image appear on my laptop screen like it was yesterday.

Imaged August 18th 2003.

Equipment: Celestron C8 f/10, Vixen gp-dx SS2000, logitech quickcam pro 4000 LX mod.
Exposures made with capture software "desire" 8 x 25 sec.

I modified the Logitech webcam myself, and added a long exposure option which could be controlled over the pc's parallel port.