Ring Nebula from Cambridge MA with my CoolPix

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Ring Nebula from Cambridge MA with my CoolPix
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I recently purchased a P950, mainly for nature and travel photography. I had read that the camera was a poor choice for deep sky astrophotography owing to its small sensor (comparable to those in smart phones), but given its impressive lens I couldn't resist trying. Immersed in the light pollution of the Boston area and under a full moon, I did not have high hopes, but I was very surprised at how well the camera did on the Ring Nebula. I'm posting it here to perhaps inspire other CoolPixers to try going beyond the solar system in their night sky shooting, even from big cities.

Here is final cropped and processed image, followed by the raw stack of 23 30-sec exposures (using Affinity Photo).

Cropped and processed.

Raw stack of 23 images, each 30s.

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