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The Heart Nebula, 


            Sinan Arkin
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The Heart Nebula

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

Imaging cameras: ASI ZWO ASI1600 MM Pro Cooled

Mounts: Celestron CGX

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106DX4

Guiding cameras: ASI ZWO ASI120mm mini

Focal reducers: Takahashi 0.6X F/3.0 Reducer

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Open PHD Guiding Project PHD2 Guiding

Filters: ZWO Ha 36mm  ·  ZWO OIII 36mm  ·  ZWO SII 36mm

Accessory: PrimaLuceLab ECCO  ·  Celestron SkySync GPS  ·  Celestron StarSense  ·  Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat  ·  OAG  ·  ZWO Filterwheel EFW 7x 36mm  ·  PrimaLuceLab Eagle 3  ·  MoonLite NiteCrawler WR35  ·  QHYCCD Polemaster

ZWO Ha 36mm: 43x600" -15C bin 1x1
ZWO OIII 36mm: 42x600" -15C bin 1x1
ZWO SII 36mm: 48x600" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 22.2 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~120

Flat darks: ~50

Bias: ~120

Astrometry.net job: 3366805

RA center: 2h 33' 54"

DEC center: +61° 22' 14"

Pixel scale: 2.431 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.130 degrees

Field radius: 1.957 degrees

Resolution: 4626x3496

Locations: Bellapais, Kyrenia, Cyprus

Data source: Backyard


The Heart Nebula in SOH palette