Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1871
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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 6 of 9 - Mrs. ET, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 6 of 9 - Mrs. ET

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

Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme 2"

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Dec. 24, 2020

Frames:Optolong L-eXtreme 2": 87x180" (4h 21') (gain: 210.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 4h 21'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 9.61 days

Avg. Moon phase: 72.82%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


Astrometry.net job: 4170391

RA center: 2h 56' 48"

DEC center: +60° 46' 33"

Pixel scale: 0.441 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.196 degrees

Field radius: 0.441 degrees


Resolution: 3862x6075

Locations: Home, The Colony, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 6 of 9 - Mrs. ET

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 sixth image of the study contains IC 1871, the Whirling Dervish Nebula as part of the "neck" region of the Soul Nebula, W5. But I've labeled this "Mrs. ET" because of an exchange I had with my daughter about this nebula. She said the black cloud at the top looks a little like ET. I told her it was ET's mom, and boy is she mad! ET did NOT have permission to borrow the family starship and take it across the intergalactic void just to go play in a friend's galaxy!

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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 6 of 9 - Mrs. ET, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge