Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)
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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 3 of 9 - Closer to the Heart, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 3 of 9 - Closer to the Heart

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            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 3 of 9 - Closer to the Heart

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 1100 HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Software: Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme 2"

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Dec. 26, 2020

Frames:Optolong L-eXtreme 2": 92x180" (4h 36') (gain: 210.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 4h 36'

Darks: 30

Flats: 50

Flat darks: 50

Avg. Moon age: 11.39 days

Avg. Moon phase: 87.66%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


RA center: 02h37m17s.739

DEC center: +61°2833.70

Pixel scale: 0.440 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.922 degrees

Field radius: 0.398 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 5412x3607

Locations: Home, The Colony, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 3 of 9 - Closer to the Heart

In December 2020, I spent many nights shooting a monster 18-panel mosaic of the H&S region with the small WO Z61 refractor. I wanted to capture not only both main nebulas, but also the faint nebulosity that surrounds them and streams out of them. While I was doing that, I decided to home in the C11 on smaller, interesting regions of those nebulas as part of a more rigorous study.

The third picture in the study shows the top area of the Heart, IC 1805, where the two "atriums" meet--the top of the "septum," if you will.

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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 3 of 9 - Closer to the Heart, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge

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