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Contains:  IC 1795, IC 1805, IC 1848, NGC 1027, NGC 896
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Heart and Soul nebula, 


            Peter Komatović
Heart and Soul nebula
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Heart and Soul nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 200mm 1:2,8 L II USM

Imaging cameras: Canon 40D modified

Mounts: Skywatcher Star Adventuer

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider

Software: Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Canon eos utility

Filters: Astronomik Astronomic EOS Clip-Filter CLS-CCD

Accessory: ASUS Laptop

Dates:Oct. 16, 2017

Frames:Astronomik Astronomic EOS Clip-Filter CLS-CCD: 60x120" ISO1600

Integration: 2.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Bias: ~80

Avg. Moon age: 26.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.46%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Temperature: 12.00

Basic astrometry details job: 1788046

RA center: 2h 42' 57"

DEC center: +61° 12' 57"

Pixel scale: 5.640 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 180.904 degrees

Field radius: 3.050 degrees

Resolution: 3239x2160

Locations: Home observatory, Spodnje Hoce, Slovenia


My first try on the Heart and Soul with the EF 200 L2.8 lens. The weather was very good for a week but during the nights the humidity was very high, condensation was everywhere. I used the ASToptics USB belt heater with a small 10000 mAh MI battery.
It did it job perfect but my feeling was that with the heat directly over the lens glass there is always a slight color shift so focus was not 100% spot on. I hope you like the result.



Peter Komatović
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Heart and Soul nebula, 


            Peter Komatović

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