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IC 1848 Soul Music

Well the Soul Nebula Mosaic anyway. 5 panes in the end. First 4 panes (see below)  should have done it but I suspect platesolving failed and I had to do another pane the next night. APP is brilliant at stitching together and blending in panes – even from different sessions.

Object IDIC 1848 Soul Nebula
DetailsSize 150′ x 75′
2021-04-01
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian, MPCC
CameraQHY168C @-15°C
Tri-band filter
Exposure(s)9x300s per pane
darks, flats, bias
CaptureNINA
ProcessingAPP, Photoshop, Topaz Denoise AI
6 April 2021|Narrowband, Nebula, News, NGC Autumn|

M52 & Bubble Nebula

Strong moonlight

Object IDM52 and NGC 7635
Cassiopeia
Details2021-01-23
Mag. 6.9, 10.0
Size 13′, 15’x8′
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian
MPCC
CameraQHY168C @-15°C
Tri-band
Exposure(s)20x300s
2/20 gain/offset
darks, flats, bias
CaptureNINA
ProcessingAPP, Photoshop, Topaz DeNoise AI
25 January 2021|M31-60, Narrowband, Nebula, News, NGC Autumn, Open Cluster|

Flaming Star Nebula

An unexpected clear night when forecast said not. Poor transparency and needed longer exposures than the sky conditions could take.

Object IDFlaming Star Nebula IC 405
Auriga
Details2020-10-28 20:29-
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian
MPCC
CameraQHY168C @-10°C
2/20 gain/offset
IDAS P2
Exposure(s)30x180s
darks, flats, bias
CaptureNINA
ProcessingAPP, Photoshop
28 October 2020|Nebula, News, NGC Autumn|

Fish head nebula (IC1795)

This is a bit of a weird looking one! Stars to the left aren’t good shapes – probably combination of optical alignment, focus and collimation. Stars are over-processed too – should have been so much better.

Object IDIC1695 Fish head nebula (part of the Heart nebula)
DetailsSize 12’x12′
Cassiopeia
Telescope250mm f4.8 Newtonian
CameraAtik 460EX -15C
Exposure(s)20x300s ea Ha, OIII 2×2
darks, flats, bias
CaptureAPT
ProcessingAPP, Photoshop
Processed SHO with synthetic SII
5 December 2019|Nebula, News, NGC Autumn|

NGC 281 (Pacman nebula) in RGB

Few things wrong. Poor seeing, bloated stars, gusty wind,…

Object IDNGC 281 Pacman nebula (IC11)
Mag. 10, Size 35′
H II region emission nebula
Contains open cluster NGC 1590
Cassiopeia
Details2018-10-10
Poor seeing and transparency
Telescope200mm f5 Newtonian, MPCC
IDAS P2 LPR filter
Guided
CameraAtik 460EX, Baader RGB  filters
Exposure(s)15 x 120s each colour
darks, flats
CaptureAPT
ProcessingNebulosity 4, Photoshop
11 October 2018|Nebula, News, NGC Autumn|