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IC1848 (Soul Nebula), 


            Mike Oates
IC1848 (Soul Nebula)
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IC1848 (Soul Nebula)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

Filters: Astrodon 3nm SII  ·  Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  Ha 3nm

Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Xpress SX 'Maxi wheel'  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser

Dates:Jan. 8, 2019

Astrodon 3nm OIII: 11x1800" bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm SII: 11x1800" bin 2x2
Ha 3nm: 14x1800" bin 1x1

Integration: 18.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.18 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.30%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Mean SQM: 18.50

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2518445

RA center: 2h 52' 58"

DEC center: +60° 23' 6"

Pixel scale: 1.437 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 357.347 degrees

Field radius: 0.899 degrees

Resolution: 3441x2904

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard


Imaged over 7 nights from Oct 27 2018 to Jan 8 2019 with 3nm narrowband filters (Ha, Oiii & Sii)

Calibration and mostly processed in PixInsight. I used the tone mapping method, this involves removing the stars from each filter stack (this was done in Photoshop), further processing in PixInsight and back into Photoshop for combining the images. I used just the stars from the Ha stack.



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IC1848 (Soul Nebula), 


            Mike Oates