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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  IC 1848, IC 1871, IC1848, Sh2-198, Sh2-199, Sh2-201
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Soul Nebula, 


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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV80-3SV

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6R-Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue F050G

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI178MM

Software: Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  N.I.N.A  ·  PHD2

Filters: Astrodon OIII 3nm  ·  Astrodon SII 3nm  ·  Ha 3nm

Accessory: ZWO Filterwheel EFW 7x 36mm  ·  Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v2  ·  Moonlite NiteCrawler WR30  ·  Dew-Not DN004 Dew Heater Strap

Dates:Feb. 20, 2020Feb. 22, 2020Feb. 23, 2020March 1, 2020March 7, 2020March 8, 2020

Ha 3nm: 35x300" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 43x300" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon SII 3nm: 39x300" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.7 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~25

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 19.37 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.64%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00 job: 3314012

RA center: 2h 55' 8"

DEC center: +60° 24' 4"

Pixel scale: 0.811 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.940 degrees

Field radius: 1.274 degrees

Resolution: 9060x6768

Locations: Home, Broadlands, VA, United States

Data source: Backyard


To my eye this could be called the Baby Rhinoceros Nebula but we'll go with convention. :)

I was hoping to at least double the amount of data on this but I'm losing the nebula behind a tree less than an hour after dark now so this is likely it for the season.

I decided I like the SOH palette since the Hubble palette was dominated by green and didn't look aesthetically pleasing. I figured if I was going to change the green I may as well start with something different.

This was drizzle integrated. I keep going back and forth on drizzle though on this one I could have gone either way. I really like what it does for the stars compared to the original undersampled version but I have to give up Mure Denoise.

I think I have a spacing issue based on my corners. If anyone has any suggestions please let me know.



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Soul Nebula,