Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lacerta (Lac)
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Sh2-126 Gecko Nebula

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Sh2-126 Gecko Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics ZS71

Imaging cameras: Atik 460 EX Mono Atik460 EX Mono

Mounts: Skywatcher HEQ5 Pro Synscan Heq5pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcherx Finderguider

Focal reducers: WILLIAM OPTICS 0.8 Reducer/Field Flattner V.II

Software: photoshop  ·  RegiStar  ·  AstroArt v5 Astroart  ·  Atik artemis

Filters: Ha 3.5nm  ·  RGB 1,25"  ·  Hutech IDAS LPS P2 1.25"

Accessory: Atik EFW2 filter wheel


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4930531

RA center: 22h33m39s.6

DEC center: +40°4944

Pixel scale: 2.763 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 32.217 degrees

Field radius: 1.290 degrees


Resolution: 2657x2058

Locations: Home Observatory, SE London, Kent, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

I have had this target booked marked for several years and this is about my 5th attempt to image it (the others having been abandoned).
I live in Bortle 8 and never seem to get a chance to get to a dark location at the right time.

I used an Idas LPS LP filter instead of Luminance and also did shorter subs than i would in a dark location as it blew out the sensor.

Atik460EX and William Optics ZS71 on HEQ5
Idas filter (Lum) 450sec subs x 32  = 4 hours
Ha 6 x 600 secs 
RGB total of 1 hour combined (binned)
Taken over 3 nights 
Total imaging time 6 hours.

Would still like to try it at a darker location at some point.

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