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Contains:  IC 1795, IC 1805, IC 1831, IC 1848, NGC 1027, NGC 896
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Heart and Soul nebula unmodifed, 


Heart and Soul nebula unmodifed
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Heart and Soul nebula unmodifed

Technical card

Dates:Sept. 21, 2019

52x150" ISO400
10x300" ISO400

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~22

Flats: ~19

Bias: ~150

Avg. Moon age: 21.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.49%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 20.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3465308

RA center: 2h 42' 25"

DEC center: +61° 11' 2"

Pixel scale: 3.951 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.550 degrees

Field radius: 3.885 degrees

Resolution: 5946x3844

Data source: Traveller


IC 1805 and IC 1848: The heart and soul nebula, one of my favorite emission nebula.

This time I managed to fit nebula correctly into the frame, a big thanks here to the people behind the Astro Photography Tool (APT). Even though my star adventurer is lacking GoTo, the plate-solve function still gives you a lot of aid in finding your objects.

Interestingly I found it more difficult to bring out the nebula compared to the images I took with my Pentax K-5. Maybe the Canon captures less H-alpha then the Pentax (both cameras are not modified).

Also I took a few 5min shots to check if my guiding could handle it, which it did nicely :-)



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Heart and Soul nebula unmodifed,