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Heart Nebula in Bicolor, 



    
        

            Anis Abdul
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Heart Nebula in Bicolor

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Heart Nebula in Bicolor, 



    
        

            Anis Abdul
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Heart Nebula in Bicolor

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Imaging cameras: FLI Hyperion HP8300

Mounts: Astro-Physics AP 900 GTO CP3

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106ED

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5-L-II-M

Focal reducers: Takahashi .7x Reducer

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS

Filters: Astrodon H-Alpha 3nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 1.25 3nm


Dates:Nov. 13, 2019

Frames: 70x900" (17h 30')

Integration: 17h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 15.64 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.13%


Astrometry.net job: 3205006

RA center: 2h 34' 17"

DEC center: +61° 29' 17"

Pixel scale: 3.794 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 104.013 degrees

Field radius: 1.930 degrees


Resolution: 2400x2766

Locations: Backyard, Austin, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I haven't been actively imaging last few months due to work etc. But I did manage to collect data on this and the soul nebula. The plan was to create a large mosaic of the region but I am having trouble with the mosaic creation using PI (Might have to check out Astropixel processor for this). I also didn't have SII filter which would have been nicer for this target. I have since bought yet another SII (this time in 36mm size in addition to the 1.25'' versions of the same)

I ended up processing just the Heart portion of the image with a focus on the surrounding dust. I did leave some of the most active region (like the mel 15) looking "hot" instead of dialing it down.

This is roughly made of 4 panels (Though not all of the panel areas are used). Each panel was 12 - 15 frames of 15 minutes each channel.

C&C welcome!

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Heart Nebula in Bicolor, 



    
        

            Anis Abdul