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NGC188 (C1)

Never noticed this one before. Very close to the pole so easy guiding as nothing moves very much round there.

Object ID NGC188, Caldwell 1
Open Cluster, Cepheus
Mag. 10
Size 11′
Details 2020-04-06 22:42 UT
Telescope 250mm f4.8 OO Newtonian
Camera ATIK 460EX @-15C
Exposure(s) 3x180s 1×1 TR, 2x180s 1×1 TG, TB
Darks, flats, bias
Capture APT
Processing APP, Photoshop
7 April 2020|Caldwell, News, NGC Winter, Open Cluster|

Rosette Ha mosaic 6 sessions

Still a work in progress. APP is great for doing these sorts of mosaics.
5000 pixel size reduced to 2000 for this.

Object ID NGC2244/2237
Rosette Nebula
Monoceros
Details 6 sessions over Jan – March 2020
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
Camera Atik 460EX
Baader 7nm Ha filter
Exposure(s) Nominally 6 x 15 x 300s
but probably fewer since some will be discarded
Capture APT
Processing APP, Photoshop
5 March 2020|Narrowband, Nebula, News, NGC Winter|

IC405 Flaming Star Nebula HOO

Been trying to do this one for a while and finally got it.

Object ID IC405 Flaming Star Nebula, Caldwell 31
Details Size 37’x10′, Mag. 6.0
Auriga
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
Camera Atik 460EX -15C
Exposure(s) 10x300s Ha and OII 2×2
darks, flats, bias
mapped HOO
Capture APT
Processing APP, Photoshop
7 January 2020|Nebula, News, NGC Winter|

IC349 Barnard’s Merope Nebula

Thought I’d try and get the Merope Nebula as the whole Pleiades don’t fit in my FOV. But saw a flaw beneath Merope which turned out to be another nebula.

Object ID IC349 Barnard’s Merope Nebula
Details Size 0.5′, Mag. 13
Taurus
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
Camera Atik 460EX -15C
Exposure(s) 3x180s ea RGB 1×1
darks, flats, bias
Capture APT
Processing APP, Photoshop
7 January 2020|Nebula, News, NGC Winter|

NGC 2024 Flame Nebula RGB

Wasn’t expecting it to be clear so this is a bonus. Only managed 5 of each colour though so quite noisy and Alnitak overpowers eveything.

Object ID NGC 2024 Flame Nebula
Details Size 30’x30′, Mag. 10
Orion
Telescope 250mm f4.8 Newtonian
Camera Atik 460EX -15C
Exposure(s) 5x180s ea RGB 1×1
darks, flats, bias
Capture APT
Processing APP, Photoshop
5 December 2019|Nebula, News, NGC Winter|