Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1805  ·  IC1805  ·  Sh2-190
The Heart Nebula in Ha, 



    
        

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The Heart Nebula in Ha

The Heart Nebula in Ha, 



    
        

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The Heart Nebula in Ha

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ES102ED ES102ED APO

Imaging cameras: Atik 383L+ Mono

Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 pro goto

Guiding cameras: Meade DSI II

Focal reducers: Stellarvue 0.8X Reducer/Flattener for 102 mm apo

Software: PHD Guiding  ·  Startools  ·  Sequence Generator Pro Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Baader Planetarium 36mm H-Alpha 7nm

Accessory: MoonLite CF 2" Motor Focus  ·  ATIK EFW2, 7x36mm


Dates:Oct. 14, 2016

Frames: 5x900"

Integration: 1.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 12.84 days

Avg. Moon phase: 95.88%


Astrometry.net job: 1284662

RA center: 2h 32' 24"

DEC center: +61° 23' 21"

Pixel scale: 3.196 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -23.273 degrees

Field radius: 1.109 degrees


Resolution: 2000x1493

Locations: Home Observatory, Haneytown, New Brunswick, Canada

Description

I had intended to do a mosaic of the Heart and Soul area but when I put the details in SGP it tells me that I need at least nine panels to complete it. Being that this area is only available for a few hours a night and shrinking nightly, it may take a couple of years to complete it. The clouds cut my imaging run short last night and I only garnered 5 subs at 900 secs. Thanks for looking.

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The Heart Nebula in Ha, 



    
        

            Scott