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IC 1848 (Soul Nebula) in Narrowband

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#1 FloridaObserver

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 06:08 PM

This is my longest integration project to date.  A total of 377 subframes culled from over 600.  Individual exposures 240 seconds (25+ hours total integration).

 

Explore Scientific 102CF with 0.8x Stellarvue reducer/corrector for an operating focal ratio of f/5.6.  Mounted on Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro with PHD guiding.

 

ASI 1600mm pro, cooled to -10C, Gain 200, offset 50.  Processed in Pixinsight.  All from my backyard over the last few months.

 

I may have to start thinking about getting a faster scope if it takes me almost two months to acquire a 25 hour image.

 

Astrobin image here:  https://www.astrobin...cor3sj/?nc=user

 

Thanks for looking and offering any comments/critique you see fit.

 

Clear skies,

 

Doug

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#2 Gipht

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Posted 08 December 2019 - 07:32 PM

Excellent picture, with very nice detail.   Your comment about faster telescopes got me thinking.  The new full frame mono camera by ASI coming out this winter would pair well with my 8" f/4 reflector for objects  of this size. The only problem is the $4k purchase price.  Lots of interesting, but expensive choices.


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#3 Jim Thommes

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Posted 09 December 2019 - 09:04 PM

Super image Doug. Nice detail.


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