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NGC1977 Running Man Nebula

By |2017-01-31T10:52:42+00:0026 November 2016|Categories: Nebula, News, NGC Winter|

Another attempt at this with the CCD this time. Images get progressively worse through the night as equipment mists up despite attempts to stop it. Flats were useless and made it all worse so a little vignetting.

2016-11-25
200mm f5 Newtonian, piggyback guiding C80ED
L 9×180 1×1, RGB 9×120 2×2
BPM
Atik 460EX (-25C), LRGB filters, IDAS P2 LPR filter
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity3, PS CC, LightRoom

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NGC 281 (Pacman nebula)

By |2015-10-05T10:20:09+00:004 October 2015|Categories: Nebula, News, NGC Autumn|

Nebula, Star Cluster, Open Cluster, HII Region, Cassiopeia
Mag. 7, Size 48′
2015-10-02
200mm f8 RC, piggyback guiding C80ED
L 10×300 2×2, RGB 10×240 3×3
BPM, flats
Atik 460EX (-10C), LRGB filters, IDAS P2 LPR filter
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity3, PS CC, LightRoom

Very bad focus and some field rotation.

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IC 5146 Cocoon Nebula (C19) #2

By |2015-10-05T12:50:33+00:0011 September 2015|Categories: Caldwell, Nebula, News, NGC Summer|

Reflection/emission nebula, Cygnus
Caldwell 19, Finest NGC 99b, SAC110 45
Mag. 10, Size 12’x12′
2015-09-10 / 2015-10-01
200mm f8 RC, piggyback guiding C80ED
L 10×300 2×2, RGB 8×240 3×3
BPM no flats
Atik 460EX (-10C), LRGB filters, IDAS P2 LPR filter
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity3, PS CC, LightRoom

Second attempt at this with the 460EX. 2 nights of data. Meridian flip reduced time.
This is the first time I’ve tried final processing and touch up in Adobe LightRoom.

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NGC 7635 Bubble Nebula (C11) with 460EX

By |2017-01-31T10:52:42+00:0012 October 2014|Categories: Caldwell, Nebula, News, NGC Autumn|

First real LRGB image with the new 460EX. Still need to improve processing. I have some Ha from previous night to add in too but not sure how to do it.

Emission nebula, Cassiopeia
Mag. 10 Size 15’x8′
2014-10-12
200mm f5 newtonian, piggyback guiding C80ED
L: 5×180 (1×1) RGB 5×120 (2×2) each
Atik 460EX (-15C), LRGB filters, MPCC, Lumicon DS filter
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity, PS CC

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Cocoon from multiple dates and telescopes

By |2017-01-31T10:52:42+00:006 September 2014|Categories: Caldwell, Nebula, News, NGC Summer|

First successful attempt at using different focal ratios. Not bad!
Using subs from 200mm f/5 newtonian and 2 different sessions with the RC8.

200mm f/5 newtonian 10x180s 4x240s, darks, flats,  ISO 800 2008-08-19
200mm f/8 RC 2×240, darks, flats ISO 1600 2012-09-16
200mm f/8 RC 10×180, 20×240, darks, ISO 1600 2014-08-26

And this is what the stack looked like:

overlap

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IC 5146 Cocoon Nebula (C19)

By |2014-09-06T14:04:31+00:0014 August 2012|Categories: Caldwell, Nebula, NGC Summer|

Reflection/emission nebula, Cygnus
Caldwell 19, Finest NGC 99b, SAC110 45
Mag. 10, Size 12’x12′
2012-08-08
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D Modded, Astronomik CLS
10x180s 4x240s, darks, flats,  ISO 800
Captured in APT 1.93
Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5
Need more subs as sky lost transparency.

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NGC 1499 California Nebula

By |2013-08-06T21:59:14+00:0016 February 2012|Categories: Nebula, News, NGC Autumn|

Diffuse Nebula, Perseus
Mag ? Size 145’x40′
2012-02-15
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
16x120s, darks, flats, ISO 800
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity, PS CS5
This is only about half of this extended nebula. Not very transparent skies so couldn’t use longer subs.

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NGC 2237 Rosette Nebula (NGC 2244 / C49)

By |2015-12-11T15:52:55+00:0023 January 2012|Categories: Caldwell, Finest NGC, Nebula, News, NGC Winter, Open Cluster|

C49 Emission Nebula, Monoceros
Mag 9.0 Size 1.3°
NGC 2244, C50 Open Cluster inside nebula
Mag 4.8 Size 24′
2012-01-23
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
10x120s, 4x180s darks, flats, ISO 800
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity, PS CS5 and Adobe Lightroom
Lost some subs due to clouds. Need more subs.

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NGC 1977 Running Man Nebula

By |2013-10-11T08:42:21+00:0023 January 2012|Categories: Finest NGC, Nebula, News, NGC Winter|

Running Man Nebula, Reflection Nebula, Orion
Mag 7.0 Size 40’x25′
2012-01-23
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D modded, Astronomik CLS
9x120s, 10x180s, darks, flats, ISO 800
Captured in APT, Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5

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