Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Gemini (Gem)  ·  Contains:  Gem A  ·  IC 443  ·  IC 444  ·  Part of the constellation Gemini (Gem)  ·  The star Propus (ηGem)  ·  The star μGem
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The JellyFish Nebula IC443 "First Light Image using the new water cooled QHY600", 



    
        

            Terry Hancock
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The JellyFish Nebula IC443 "First Light Image using the new water cooled QHY600"

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The JellyFish Nebula IC443 "First Light Image using the new water cooled QHY600", 



    
        

            Terry Hancock
The JellyFish Nebula IC443 "First Light Image using the new water cooled QHY600"
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The JellyFish Nebula IC443 "First Light Image using the new water cooled QHY600"

Acquisition details

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 5327008

RA center: 06h19m31s.9

DEC center: +22°5320

Pixel scale: 2.398 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 181.080 degrees

Field radius: 1.886 degrees

Resolution: 4712x3144

File size: 3.0 MB

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Grand Mesa Observatory

Description

First Light Image using a new QHY600M Water Cooled photographic version monochrome CMOS camera that we are beta testing for QHYCCD, a review of this awesome new camera is forthcoming soon.
Quote from QHYCCD: The water cooled version provides an additional 10C ambient over the standard version and an important feature is the water cooled version has zero vibration because there is no fan inside the camera.
This setup is available immediately for people wanting to subscribe to Grand Mesa Observatory's system 1.
grandmesaobservatory.com/equipment-rentals.In this Hubble Palette version (SHO) the H-Alpha is mapped to green channel, SII is mapped to red channel and OIII is mapped to the blue channel.
Captured bin 2x2 over 3 nights in December 2012 for a total acquisition time of 16.25 hours.
Here is an earlier image of IC443 for comparison using the QHY367C Pro https://www.flickr.com/photos/terryhancock/49625298658/in/dateposted/The Supernova Remnant IC443 otherwise known as the Jellyfish Nebula and Sharpless 248, lying at a distance of approximately 5000 light years from us in the constellation Gemini, visible towards the top left in this image is the Jellyfish, the remains of a supernova that occurred between 3000-30000 years ago, lower right in this image is the diffuse and reflection Nebula IC444 otherwise known as Sharpless 249.Technical Details
Captured and processed by: Terry Hancock
Location: GrandMesaObservatory.com Purdy Mesa, Colorado
Dates of Capture December 2nd, 3rd and 4th 2021
HA 330 min, 66 x 300 sec
OIII 325 min, 65 x 300 sec
SII 320 min, 64 x 300 sec
Narrowband Filters by Chroma
Camera: QHY600 Monochrome CMOS Photographic version
Gain 26, Offset 76 in Read Mode Photographic 16 bit, bin 2x2
Calibrated with Dark, Dark/Flat Frames
Optics: Walter Holloway's Takahashi FSQ 130 APO
Mount: Paramount ME
Image Scale:2.39 arcsec/pix
Image Acquisition software Maxim DL6, Pre Processing in Pixinsight Post Processed in Photoshop CC

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The JellyFish Nebula IC443 "First Light Image using the new water cooled QHY600", 



    
        

            Terry Hancock