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Jellyfish Nebula (IC443)

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#1 gcardona

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:21 AM

This target is really faint and extended, and the light pollution just washes out the faint nebulosity. I captured the main object, however.

 

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Imaging telescope: Celestron Edge HD 9.25"
Imaging camera:QHYCCD QHY12
Mount:Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO CP4
Guiding telescope:Baader Planetarium Vario Finder 10x60
Guiding camera:S tarlight Express Lodestar X2
Focal reducer: Starizona HyperStar 3
Software:Main Sequence Software Seqence Generator Pro,  Adobe Photoship CC,  PHD2 Guiding,  PixInsight
Filter:IDAS LPS-V4
Location: Richardson, TX (Dallas suburb)
Exposure: 3.3 hours (20x10 minutes)

 

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#2 drmikevt

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Posted 07 December 2018 - 12:19 PM

Nice Image!  Did you try reducing your stars in PI?  That can really help to emphasize the nebula.  



#3 gcardona

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Posted 08 December 2018 - 06:35 PM



Nice Image!  Did you try reducing your stars in PI?  That can really help to emphasize the nebula.  

Thanks. That's a GREAT idea! Here it is with smaller stars:

 

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