Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1871
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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 2 of 9 - The Face of a Star Child, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 2 of 9 - The Face of a Star Child

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            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 2 of 9 - The Face of a Star Child

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  ·  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  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme 2"

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Dec. 27, 2020

Frames:Optolong L-eXtreme 2": 44x180" (2h 12') (gain: 210.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 2h 12'

Darks: 30

Flats: 50

Flat darks: 50

Avg. Moon age: 12.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.25%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


RA center: 02h59m29s.927

DEC center: +60°4243.27

Pixel scale: 0.441 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.181 degrees

Field radius: 0.433 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 5941x3842

Locations: Home, The Colony, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 2 of 9 - The Face of a Star Child

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.

This image, the second in the study, frames the "face" of the Soul Nebula, Westerhout 5/IC 1848. This image also contains the Whirling Dervish Nebula, IC 1871.

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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 2 of 9 - The Face of a Star Child, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge

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