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A Little Bit of Heart and Soul, 


            Kristi Kuenstler
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A Little Bit of Heart and Soul

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Williams Optics Star 71

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 6200MM PRO ASI6200

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Willam Optics 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot autoguider

Software: Starkeeper Voyager Voyager Starkeeper  ·  Pixinsight

Filters: Chroma Blue  ·  Chroma Green  ·  Chroma Red  ·  Chroma Luminance  ·  Chroma SII 3nm  ·  Chroma Ha 3nm  ·  Chroma OIII 3nm

Accessory: PrimaLuceLab Eagle 3  ·  PrimaLuceLab Sesto Senso focuser

Dates:Dec. 11, 2020Dec. 14, 2020Dec. 16, 2020Dec. 17, 2020Dec. 18, 2020Dec. 20, 2020Dec. 21, 2020Dec. 24, 2020

Chroma Blue: 10x180" bin 2x2
Chroma Green: 10x180" bin 2x2
Chroma Ha 3nm: 32x600" bin 2x2
Chroma Ha 3nm: 24x600" -15C bin 2x2
Chroma Luminance: 20x240" bin 1x1
Chroma OIII 3nm: 27x600" bin 2x2
Chroma Red: 10x180" bin 2x2
Chroma SII 3nm: 41x600" bin 2x2

Integration: 23.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 10.87 days

Avg. Moon phase: 25.00%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Astrometry.net job: 4140046

RA center: 2h 50' 11"

DEC center: +60° 42' 47"

Pixel scale: 1.130 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -106.163 degrees

Field radius: 3.050 degrees

Resolution: 15823x11256

Data source: Backyard


Well this is really a picture of the Soul Nebula but I really liked the corner of the Heart Nebula with it so I named it a Little Bit of Heart and Soul. This is pretty much a true SHO image with RGB stars. I have been having fun with my old WO Star71 while waiting on a focuser for the new APM 152. I have traditionally done all of editing in Pixinsight but I have lately started taking the last few stages into Photoshop.



Kristi Kuenstler
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A Little Bit of Heart and Soul, 


            Kristi Kuenstler