Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  IC 1805  ·  IC1805  ·  Sh2-190
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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 5 of 9 - Imagine Dragons, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge
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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 5 of 9 - Imagine Dragons

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Edge 1100 HD

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2400MC Pro

Mounts: Celestron CGX-L

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174MM

Software: Topaz Labs DenoiseAI  ·  Nighttime Imaging 'N' Astronomy N.I.N.A. 1.10  ·  Aries Productions Astro Pixel Precessor v1.082  ·  Open PHD Guiding PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz Studio II  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2020

Filters: Optolong L-eXtreme 2"

Accessory: Celestron Focus Motor  ·  Pegasus Astro Powerbox Advanced


Dates:Dec. 19, 2020

Frames:Optolong L-eXtreme 2": 81x180" (4h 3') (gain: 210.00) -8C bin 1x1

Integration: 4h 3'

Darks: ~30

Flats: ~50

Flat darks: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 5.06 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.27%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00


Astrometry.net job: 4160826

RA center: 2h 32' 50"

DEC center: +61° 27' 51"

Pixel scale: 0.441 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -2.899 degrees

Field radius: 0.415 degrees


Resolution: 5852x3439

Locations: Home, The Colony, Texas, United States

Data source: Backyard

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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 5 of 9 - Imagine Dragons

In December 2020, I spent many nights shooting a monster 18-panel mosaic of the H&S region with the small WO Z61 refractor. I wanted to capture not only both main nebulas, but also the faint nebulosity that surrounds them and streams out of them. While I was doing that, I decided to home in the C11 on smaller, interesting regions of those nebulas as part of a more rigorous study.

This part of the Heart Nebula, Melotte 15, reminds me of a dragon rising from the mist, preparing to bolt forward into battle.

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A Study of the Heart and Soul Part 5 of 9 - Imagine Dragons, 



    
        

            Timothy Martin & Nic Patridge