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IC 405 and IC 410 - Flaming Star Nebula and Tadpole Nebula

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Posted 20 January 2021 - 01:30 PM

I would like to share my fourth image.

 

With my "lucky week" of imaging, along with M33, I managed to finish also this project. This is my longest integration to date.

 

These are IC 405 and IC 410, also known as the Flaming Star Nebula and the Tadpole Nebula, respectively, taken over 7 nights, under my Bortle 5/6 home sky.

Total integration time: 18h 29m 00s.

 

Here are the acquisition details:

 

Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro
Telescope: Tecnosky 80/480 APO FPL53 Triplet OWL Series
Camera: D5300 astromodified
Reducer/flattener: Tecnosky 4 elements, 0.8x
Guide-scope: Artesky UltraGuide 60mm f/4
Guide-camera: ZWO ASI 224MC

 

2020/11/18: Number of subs/Exposure time: 41@240s + 1@300s. Notes: L-Pro filter, no Moon
2020/11/21: Number of subs/Exposure time: 48@300s. Notes: L-Pro filter, Moon 46% illuminated
2020/11/24: Number of subs/Exposure time: 48@300s. Notes: L-Pro filter, Moon 75% illuminated

2020/12/07: Number of subs/Exposure time: 15@300s. Notes: L-Pro filter, no Moon
2020/12/13: Number of subs/Exposure time: 22@300s. Notes: L-Pro filter, no Moon
2021/01/10: Number of subs/Exposure time: 37@300s. Notes: L-Pro filter, no Moon
2021/01/11: Number of subs/Exposure time: 18@300s. Notes: L-Pro filter, no Moon

 

Total exposure time: 66540s = 18h 29m 00s.

 

Pre and post-processing: PixInsight 1.8.8-7.

 

IC405_410_CN.jpg

 

This image was particularly hard to process, since there are many bright stars and stretching the nebulosity while taming the stars was quite difficult. I am sure I didn't manage it as well as I would have liked.

 

Here's a link to the full resolution image: Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405) and Tadpole Nebula (IC 410)

 

Thanks for looking!
C&C welcome!


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