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Lyra – The Lyre
Lyra - The Lyre
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Objects visible in this photo include:
  • The bright star Vega, magnitude 0 (zero).
  • The Double-Double Star, epsilon Lyrae.
  • The famous Ring Nebula, M57, which at this scale looks exactly
    like a faint star.
  • Location: Troy, New Hampshire
    Camera: Nikon FM-2
    Lens: 50mm f/1.4 lens at f/2.8
    Film: Fuji Superia ASA 400 color print film
    Exposure: 8 minutes, tracked with motor-driven barn door camera mount.

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