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Contains:  IC 443, IC 444, Part of the constellation Gemini (Gem), The star Propus (ηGem), The star μGem
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IC443 & SH2-249 - Medusa Nebula area -HaRGB, 


            Pascal Gouraud
IC443 & SH2-249 - Medusa Nebula area -HaRGB
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IC443 & SH2-249 - Medusa Nebula area -HaRGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8" f/2 Astrograph

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC Pro (cooled) ASI294MC PRO  ·  ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cool Pro ASI 1600MM pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM40

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Altair 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 178MM

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  SGP  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8.5 Ripley

Filters: Baader Lum 2"  ·  Baader F/2 Ha

Dates:Jan. 22, 2020

Frames: 106x212"

Integration: 6.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.92%

Basic astrometry details job: 3238900

RA center: 6h 20' 19"

DEC center: +22° 44' 56"

Pixel scale: 2.194 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 330.474 degrees

Field radius: 1.553 degrees

Resolution: 4096x3037

Locations: La Couyere, La Couyere, Ille et Vilaine, France

Data source: Backyard


Large Field taken in January 19th and 22nd with my RASA 8" .
Medusa Nebula area is quite a challenge to process.
Still some halos on the 2 Gemina stars, due to the combination of F2 + narrowband Ha filter and ASI1600MM camera.
Ha taken with ASI1600 (4h30m and 54 shots of 300seconds)
RGB taken with ASI294 color camera (1h44m and 52 shots of 120seconds)
First time, i was combining 2 different setups in PIxinsight.



Pascal Gouraud
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons


  • IC443 & SH2-249 - Medusa Nebula area -HaRGB, 


            Pascal Gouraud
  • Final
    IC443 & SH2-249 - Medusa Nebula area -HaRGB, 


            Pascal Gouraud


Description: some last processing on stars.

Sky plot

Sky plot


IC443 & SH2-249 - Medusa Nebula area -HaRGB, 


            Pascal Gouraud

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SAR Team Astro
Celestron RASA