Still learning the hobby and enjoying it immensely. This past week I was imaging the heart nebula (got about 9 hours per panel in a two panel mosaic with my Esprit 100, 2600MCpro, and Optolong L-extreme) and after processing the image noticed what looked like a planetary nebula in the image just to the left of the heart nebula (shown in the box below and blown up in the inset). I attempted annotation in Pixinsight but it didnt identify this fuzzy. So, my question is what is this? Could it be an artifact of processing or is this a known small target near the Heart Nebula?
Posted 25 November 2021 - 06:59 PM
I know it’s a small target and not an artifact. Not sure of the details, only reason I know is because I saw a post a few weeks ago asking about this same object, only to find the framing in my 20hr heart project left this gem just out of frame. Darn.
Edited by Professor2112, 25 November 2021 - 07:00 PM.