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Wizard Nebula HOO NGC 7380

By |2019-08-16T13:40:39+00:0013 August 2019|Categories: Nebula, News, NGC Summer|

After doing HOYS-CAPS data on a very murky, moonlit night, decided to try narrowband on this.

Object ID NGC 7380
Wizard Nebula
Details Cepheus
Mag. 7.2, 25′
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
Camera Atik 460EX
Exposure(s) 10x300s Ha, 5x300s OIII
Capture APT
Processing DSS, Nebulosity, Photoshop

Pelican Nebula HaRGB IC 5070

By |2019-08-16T22:39:18+00:0013 August 2019|Categories: HOYS-CAPS, Nebula, News, NGC Summer|

A by-product of doing HOYS-CAPS data for V1490Cyg in HaRGB, decided to make a colour image out of it even though only 3 subs for each filter.

Object ID IC 5070
Pelican Nebula
Details Cygnus
Mag. 8, 60’x50′
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
Camera Atik 460EX
Exposure(s) 3x180s RGB, 3x300s Ha
Capture APT
Processing DSS, Nebulosity, Photoshop

Cygnus Wall – red channel only

By |2019-08-13T18:44:07+00:0023 July 2019|Categories: Nebula, News, NGC Summer|

After gathering HOYS-CAPS data thought I’d give this a quick go in red channel only.

Object ID Cygnus Wall
Details “Mexico and Central American” part of North America Nebula
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
Camera Atik 460EX
IDAS P2 LP filter
8x180s 2×2, darks, bias, flats
-11C
Capture APT
Processing Nebulosity, Photoshop
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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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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 6960 Western Veil (C34) Reprocessed 2017-03-28

By |2017-03-31T15:55:30+00:0030 March 2017|Categories: Caldwell, Finest NGC, Nebula, News, NGC Summer|

Supernova remnant, Cygnus (“Witch’s Broom”)
Caldwell 34, Finest NGC 99a, SAC110 44
Size 70’x6′
2011-09-20
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D MODDED, Astronomik CLS
5x240s 15x180s, darks, flats,  ISO 800
Captured in APT
Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5

First light with the modded 350D. So much easier to capture and process the nebulosity.

Reprocessed in 2017-03-28 with Adobe Lightroom.

Original image:

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NGC 6992/6995 Eastern Veil (C33) – reprocessed

By |2017-03-06T11:19:03+00:0021 February 2017|Categories: Caldwell, Finest NGC, Nebula, News, NGC Summer|

Supernova remnant, Cygnus
Caldwell 33, Finest NGC 99b, SAC110 45
Size 60’x8′
2011-08-24
200mm f5 Newtonian MPCC Guided
Canon EOS 350D, Astronomik CLS
5x240s 20x180s, darks, flats,  ISO 800
Captured in APT
Processed in Nebulosity and PS CS5
2017-02-21 Re-processed in Lightroom CC

NGC 6995 is the irregularly shaped nebulosity in the left of the image, and NGC 6992 is the curved arc in the right of the image.

An incredibly rare and clear night with the Milky Way easily visible.
Original image:

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