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Contains:  NGC 1893, IC 410
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IC410 The Tapoles bi-color

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Planewave CDK14

Imaging camera:SBIG STX 16803

Mount:Paramount ME II

Guiding telescope or lens:Planewave CDK14

Guiding camera:SBIG STX 16803

Software:CCDWare CCDStack 2Adobe Photoship CCCCDWare CCDAutoPilot 5PixInsight

Resolution: 2950x2893

Dates:Nov. 12, 2017

Frames: 49x1200"

Integration: 16.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.63% job: 1818899

RA center: 80.672 degrees

DEC center: 33.391 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.728 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 50.901 degrees

Field radius: 0.418 degrees

Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories


My goal usually is to have 32 subs per channel or more. But I tend to test stack as I collect data to verify that I'm getting what I want, tweak my next night's capture plan, and enjoy seeing early results! With this one I haven't gotten any SII yet and I'm short on OIII. But I want to try out some techniques I'm learning with Adam Blocks tutorial so I went ahead and did a pretty much full process.

Well I liked it so here it is!

27 Ha and 22 OIII all 20 minute subs. The OIII is pretty noisy so I blurred it a bit and relied on the Ha to bring the detail. I finally learned how to do a mask in PS and this has a few layers of unsharp masking at different scales. The subs were calibrated and combined in CCDStack and post processing done in PS. I did use Pixinsight for gradient removal, which is invaluable. I apply noise reduction in PS using Topax de-noise. Maybe a little heavy handed there....



Kevin Morefield
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            Kevin Morefield