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Contains:  IC 1795, IC 1805, NGC 1027, NGC 896
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Heart Nebula (HaRGB with DSLR), 


Heart Nebula (HaRGB with DSLR)
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Heart Nebula (HaRGB with DSLR)

Technical card

Dates:Oct. 17, 2017Oct. 18, 2017Oct. 19, 2017Oct. 20, 2017

Baader Ha 2" 7nm: 433x50" ISO1600
Hutech IDAS 2" LPS-D1: 749x30" ISO1600

Integration: 12.3 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Flat darks: ~20

Bias: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 21.38 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.98%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details job: 1780102

RA center: 2h 32' 48"

DEC center: +61° 25' 58"

Pixel scale: 1.633 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 216.380 degrees

Field radius: 1.626 degrees

Resolution: 4959x5175

Locations: Backyard, Dacula, GA, United States


This is a 2 panel mosaic of the Heart Nebula. Each panel contains ~3 hours of RGB and ~3 hours of Ha. This was the first time I used an Ha filter (on a modified DSLR no less), first time combining Ha with RGB, and the first time doing a deep sky mosaic. So... I'm sure I did plenty of things wrong. Let me know if any of you see anything that stands out so that I can improve upon it next time. I know the stars look messed up around where the 2 images meet on the left and the noise is crazy on the bottom. Not sure what happened there with the PixInsight routines. I probably didn't check some checkbox somewhere, I don't know. Thanks!



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Heart Nebula (HaRGB with DSLR),