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IC1805 Heart Nebula in narrowband, 


            Benoit Gagnon

IC1805 Heart Nebula in narrowband

Technical card

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2 guide camera

Focal reducers: Takahashi Reducer QE 0.73X F/3.65

Software: Photoshop CS5  ·  CCDStack 2+  ·  Diffraction Limited MaximDL 5 Pro

Filters: AstroDon O3 5nm  ·  SII 5nm  ·  Astrodon Ha 5mm

Accessory: Sonos PLAY 5 (radio)

Dates:Nov. 9, 2014Nov. 10, 2014Nov. 11, 2014

Astrodon Ha 5mm: 14x1800" -20C bin 1x1
AstroDon O3 5nm: 14x1800" -20C bin 1x1
SII 5nm: 14x1800" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 21.0 hours

Darks: ~100

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 18.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 85.59%

Mean FWHM: 1.70

Temperature: 4.67

Basic astrometry details job: 503924

Resolution: 620x463

Locations: New Mexico, Rodeo, New Mexico, United States


Since I had 3 very good night but with the moon at ~ 90 % of illumination, I decided to go for the Heart in narrowband. Acquisition done from the Rusty RV Ranch in New Mexico 



IC1805 Heart Nebula in narrowband, 


            Benoit Gagnon