Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1871  ·  Sh2-199
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IC1871 - The Whirling Dervish

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM Pro

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron EdgeHD 8

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini

Focal reducers: Celestron EdgeHD 0.7x

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC 2018  ·  Starnet ++  ·  PixInsight  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: Chroma Ha 3nm  ·  Chroma 3nm SII  ·  Chroma 3nm OIII

Accessory: ZWO EFW 1.25 8 Position  ·  OAG  ·  MoonLite 2.5 inch Crayford EDGE Focuser


Frames:
Chroma 3nm OIII: 70x600" (11h 40') (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1
Chroma 3nm SII: 12x1200" (4h) (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1
Chroma 3nm SII: 63x600" (10h 30') (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1
Chroma Ha 3nm: 12x1200" (4h) (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1
Chroma Ha 3nm: 63x600" (10h 30') (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 40h 40'

Darks: 19

Flats: 40

Flat darks: 40

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


RA center: 02h56m15s.850

DEC center: +60°3847.90

Pixel scale: 0.525 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -83.692 degrees

Field radius: 0.417 degrees

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Resolution: 4572x3454

Locations: Driveway, South Orange, NJ, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

After capturing Melotte 15 and the Fishhead, I figured I'd go after this interesting area since it was in the neighborhood. Not completely happy with losing some of the fainter regions and some dodgy stars, but it's a start! I think my initital stretch was a bit low which impacted the rest of the processing. This was also my first attempt at 20 minute exposures with the 3nm filters and I do think it helped a bit.

Captured over 17 nights (October: 9, 10, 14, 18, 31) (November: 2, 4, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 13, 14, 16, 17, 1 and threw away 18 hours of subs to get clean data.

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B

Description: Started from scratch and manually modified the histogram transformation and was able to coax a lot of more detail out, even though it's still a little noisier than I'd like. May add the stars back in a future revision.

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C

Description: Now with stars!

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