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While recovering from recent surgery I have consoled myself by reworking some old astro images in hopes of improving them. This images of ever-beautiful NGC 6992, part of the huge Veil Nebula Complex, is the result. This spectacular super nova remnant is only a small part of this very large and favorite amateur observing target. I blended two sets of stacked images of the complex, one taken with an AP-155 refractor at f/7 and the other with a 12.5-Plane Wave CDK at f/8. Image capture was done with a spectrally enhanced Canon 6D, shooting at ISO 3200-6400 through an IDAS LPS-V4 filter. Cumulative exposure was approximately 30 minutes. The two sets of images were combined in RegiStar and processed in PS-CS6.

Klaus Brasch

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Monthly Meeting for January 11, 2020

Saturday, January 11, 2020
Dr. William Sheehan and Dr. Wes Lockwood

Title: “Quest to find an Inconstant Solar Constant, and to link the Sun to climate”

Dr. Lockwood, who is one of the world’s experts on solar and planetary atmosphere interactions, will join astronomer and author Dr. Sheehan, in presenting the inconsistencies involved in determining the rate at which solar energy reaches the earth's surface, known as the Solar Constant, and the interaction with one of today’s most pressing topics, Climate Change.

CAS Monthly Meetings and Astronomical Programs are held the Saturday closest to the Full Moon at the Mars Hill Campus of Lowell Observatory, Hendricks Center for Planetary Studies Auditorium (6:45 pm - 8:00 pm., unless otherwise noted) followed by refreshments, and informal discussion. Meetings are open and free to the public.

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