IC 1795, also know as the Fish Head Nebula, is area of new star formation with glowing gas and dart dust, in the constellation of Cassiopeia. This is actually a portion of the larger Heart Nebula (IC 1805) complex that is located about 6000 light years from earth. Since my scope cannot fit the entire Heart Nebula into its field of view, I opted to frame the Fish Head portion of the nebula. I framed it using the Mosaic Planning tool in SGP and had SGP dial it in using the Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator.
This shot was taken over two nights (November 12th & 14th) with a narrowband setup, and is the result of ~5 hours of total integration. I would have liked to get another couple of nights data on this target, but I feel pretty fortunate to have gotten two nights of data collection during the month of November in Upstate NY! I can only get about 3 hours of data a night due to trees on my property. The second evening was cut short as a bank of clouds moved in around midnight.
The image was processed into the SHO Hubble Palette.
A higher resolution version of this image can be seen here: https://astrob.in/8mauk4/B/
Thanks for looking!
Here are the details for this image….
24 x 300 seconds, bin 1x1 @ -15C, unity gain, ZWO Gen II Ha Filter
22 x 300 seconds, bin 1x1 @ -15C, unity gain, ZWO Gen II O3 Filter
16 x 300 seconds, bin 1x1 @ -15C, unity gain, ZWO Gen II S2 Filter
50 Bias exposures
25 Dark exposures
45 Ha Flats
45 O3 Flats
45 S2 Flats
Scope: Astrophysics 130mm Starfire F/8.35 APO refractor
Guide Scope: Televue 76mm Doublet
Camera: ZWO ASI1600mm-pro with ZWO Filter wheel with ZWO filter set
Guide Camera: ZWO ASI290Mini
Focus Motor: Pegasus Astro Focus Cube 2
Camera Rotator: Pegasus Astro Falcon
Mount: Ioptron CEM60
Polar Alignment: Polemaster camera
Capture Software: PHD2 Guider, Sequence Generator Pro controller
Image Processing: Pixinsight, Photoshop - assisted by Coffee, extensive processing indecision and second guessing, editor regret and much swearing…..