Contains: IC 1795, NGC 896
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NGC 896 the Fish Head Nebula

Technical card

Resolution: 6016x4016

Dates: Feb. 8, 2018

Frames: 40x90" ISO3200

Integration: 1.0 hours

Darks: ~10

Bias: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 22.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.07% job: 1921301

RA center: 36.301 degrees

DEC center: 62.276 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.878 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 256.284 degrees

Field radius: 1.887 degrees


When I went outside tonight I intended on imaging IC 2177 the Seagull Nebula and IC 1805 the
Heart Nebula. I did a select and slew on IC 2177 and took several test images at different iso
settings and exposures to see if I could see the object in a test image. I then did a select and
slew to IC 1805 and my mount brought me to the Double Cluster instead of IC 1805. The mount has done this several times before. I then decided to image M67 and not waste any more time.
The mount did find M67. When I finished imaging M67 I decided that I would do a select and
slew to something close to IC 1805 the Heart Nebula to see what would happen. I chose
NGC 896 which is actually part of the Heart Nebula but astronomers have given this part
of the Heart Nebula it's own designation. My mount found NGC 896 because I took a test
image and could see it in the test image. I decided to go ahead and image NGC 896 since I
was already on it. I can't figure out why the mount can find NGC 896 but can't find IC 1805.
I'm new to "go to" mounts and I'm not sure how to correct this. Anyway please enjoy my
first image of NGC 896.






I didn't like the background when I saw my image on Astrobin. I attempted flatten the background a little.

Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 896 the Fish Head Nebula,