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Medusa Nebula PK205+14.1 / Abell 21 / Sharpless 2-274 Medusa nebula

By |2019-03-05T12:03:02+00:005 March 2019|Categories: News, Planetary Nebula|

A new find for me. Just red channel

Object ID PK205+14.1 / Abell 21 / Sharpless 2-274 Medusa nebula
Gemini
Details 2019-02-26
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
IDAS P1 filter
Camera Atik 460EX, Baader RGB
Exposure(s) 10 x 180s Red filter
darks
Capture APT
Processing Nebulosity, Photoshop
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M82 RGB

By |2019-02-12T16:41:19+00:0012 February 2019|Categories: Galaxy, M61-90, News|

Just a few frames before clouds so a bit grainy.

Object ID M82 Cigar galaxy
Ursa Major
Details 2019-02-09
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
IDAS P1 filter
Camera Atik 460EX, Baader RGB
Exposure(s) 4 x 180s each filter
darks
Capture APT
Processing Nebulosity, Photoshop
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M44 Praesepe / Beehive cluster

By |2019-01-30T14:43:15+00:007 January 2019|Categories: M31-60, News, Open Cluster|

Poor night of transparency and seeing so just got this in the passing. Lots of sky fog that got processed out.

Object ID M44 / Praesepe / Beehive cluster, Cancer
Details 2019-01-07
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
Camera Atik 460EX
Baader RGB filters
Exposure(s) 10x60s each RGB 2×2
Darks
Capture APT
Processing Nebulosity, Photoshop
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NGC 2174 Monkey Head nebula narrowband

By |2019-02-04T17:06:34+00:003 February 2019|Categories: Nebula, News, NGC Winter|

Some guiding problems so couldn’t use all subs.

Object ID NGC 2174 Monkey Head nebula
Mag. 6.8, Size 40′ Orion
Details 2019-01-31
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
Camera Atik 460EX @-20C
Baader Ha, OIII, SII filters
Exposure(s) 8x300s 2×2 each
Darks
Capture APT
Processing Nebulosity, Photoshop
SHO colour mapping
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NGC 2264 Christmas Tree Cluster narrowband

By |2019-01-30T13:16:31+00:0030 January 2019|Categories: HOYS-CAPS, Nebula, News, NGC Winter, Open Cluster|

After a HOYS-CAPS session added narrowband. Rat’s head in there?
No more MPCC and stars are much sharper at the edges.

Object ID NGC 2264, Christmas Tree Cluster
Details 2019-01-29
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
Camera Atik 460EX @-20C
Baader Ha, OIII, SII filters
Exposure(s) 10x300s 2×2 each
Darks
Capture APT
Processing Nebulosity, Photoshop
SHO colour mapping
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M42 for 2019 narrowband

By |2019-01-29T21:36:10+00:0029 January 2019|Categories: M31-60, Nebula, News|

This year in narrowband. Two attempts at colour mapping.
Need to get rid of the MPCC with this telescope as the image is better without. Too much star trailing with.

Object ID M42 Orion Nebula
Details 2019-01-22
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
Camera Atik 460EX @-20C
Baader Ha, OIII, SII filters
Exposure(s) 10x120s 2×2 each
Darks
Capture APT
Processing Nebulosity, Photoshop
OHS, SHO colour mapping
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