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Heart Nebula in HaRGB, 


Heart Nebula in HaRGB
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Heart Nebula in HaRGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 80ED SW 80Ed

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Pro

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280 GuideScope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Focal reducers: Sky-Watcher 0.85 Focal reducer/flattener

Software: Adobe Phosotshop CC  ·  Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro 3  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Processor APP

Filters: ZWO 31 mm LRGB

Accessory: ZWO EFW 5x31

Dates:Dec. 30, 2019

ZWO 31mm Ha 7nm ZWO Ha: 30x180" (gain: 250.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO 31mm Red ZWO Red 31mm: 10x120" (gain: 76.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO 31mm Blue Zwo Blue: 10x120" (gain: 76.00) -15C bin 1x1
ZWO 31mm Green Zwo Green: 10x120" (gain: 76.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.5 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~11

Flat darks: ~20

Avg. Moon age: 4.09 days

Avg. Moon phase: 17.75%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean FWHM: 2.10

Temperature: 5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3151647

RA center: 2h 33' 4"

DEC center: +61° 19' 30"

Pixel scale: 1.501 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 272.675 degrees

Field radius: 1.208 degrees

Resolution: 4625x3489

Locations: Garland Mountain, Canton, Georgia, United States

Data source: Traveller


First try at a nebula shot with 1600MM + filters. I did a less than stelar job focusing the blue filter, will try harder the next time. Still lots to learn in processing Nebula's, very different from my usual galaxy shots.

Ha 30 x 180 gain 250
RGB 10 x 120 gain 76



License: Attribution-NonCommercial Creative Commons

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Heart Nebula in HaRGB, 



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