IC1805 Heart Nebula – 2016

IC1805 Heart Nebula - 2016
IC1805 Heart Nebula – 2016

2016-10-04 21:00-03:30
Some low clouds, windy, 80% humidity, 5 degrees C
Exposures Luminance:
90x30s+25x120s+20x240s LIGHT
100x240s DARK
200 BIAS

2015-12-13 17:30-21:00 (2 hours lost due to Canon driver issue with Windows 10 and USB 3.0 setting in VMWare Fusion 8.1.0)
Some low clouds followed by fog, no wind, -3 degrees C
Exposures RGB:
9x480s LIGHT
60x480s DARK
200 BIAS

Camera L: ASI1600MM-COOL, IDAS LPS-D1, gain 77, offset 12, -20C
Camera RGB: Canon EOS-600Da, IDAS LPS-P2, ISO800
Lens: Sky-Watcher Esprit 80ED + Sky-Watcher field flattener
Mount: HEQ5 Pro
Skywatcher SynGuider auto guider and Celestron 80mm guide scope
Software: Sequence Generator Pro, BackyardEOS, PixInsight, Photoshop

2 thoughts on “IC1805 Heart Nebula – 2016”

  1. Very nice website Peter. I saw the link for it on Astrobin with your latest image. Glad to see you are displaying your work on a larger scale.

    Now I see from your website that you are making the transition from a DSLR to a new CCD camera. I’ll be interested to see how it goes. Looks seamless so far. I recently purchased a new telescope and the transition towards using it full time has been more work than I anticipated. Hoping for clear skies soon to get more exposures.

    Cheers, Joe

  2. Thanks Joe! Glad you like it 🙂

    Actually, the transition to the new camera has gone smoothly if you just consider the camera part. Unfortunately the optics of my Esprit refractor needed collimation just before getting the camera, which has taken a while to fix. But we struggle along, I suppose this hobby wouldn’t be as fun if it was too easy 🙂 . Also hoping for clear skies soon so I can test some Ha for the first time.

    Cheers, Peter

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