Contains: IC 1871, IC 1848
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Westerhout 5 (Soul nebula)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: iNova ED70-420 F/6 Fully Coated Carbon Fiber Doublet

Imaging camera: Nikon D70s

Guiding telescope or lens: Pentacon 135mm f/2.8

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-II Color

Focal reducer: Altair Astro Lightwave x0.8

Software: photoshopDeepSkyStacker

Resolution: 2668x1783

Dates: Oct. 5, 2016

Frames: 60x300"

Integration: 5.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 4.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.38% job: 1274222

RA center: 43.579 degrees

DEC center: 60.451 degrees

Pixel scale: 4.795 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 172.115 degrees

Field radius: 2.137 degrees

Locations: Observatoire de Borlo, Sint-Truiden, Belgium


Westerhout 5 (the Soul nebula) imaged from Belgium using my new iNova 72/420ED and a 0.8 reducer/flattener from Altair Astro.
Only 5hrs due to bad weather. The imager is a prehistoric Nikon D70s (with a modded CCD sensor).




Sky plot

Sky plot


Westerhout 5 (Soul nebula),