NGC 6563 with and without the AOF

NGC 6563
NGC 6563
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The slider view allows you to compare the effect of turning on the AOF. The planetary nebula NGC 6563 resides in a crowded starry region of the sky. In natural sky conditions (left) many of these stars remain invisible due to the blurring effect of the Earth’s atmosphere. When the AOF supplies its superb correction (right) a myriad fainter stars become visible, together with a sharper view of the dusty parts of the nebula itself.


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About the Image Comparison

Release date:2 August 2017, 12:00
Related releases:eso1724