Heart and Soul Nebulae

Heart and Soul Nebulae
Heart and Soul Nebulae

Testing the PixInsight GradientMergeMosaic tool.

IC1848:
2014-04-03 22:00-05:00 (2 hours lost due to a combination of hardware and software problems)
Clear, moon at the horizon, no wind, 0 degrees C
Exposures:
8x480s LIGHT
28x480s DARK
200 BIAS

IC1805:
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:
9x480s LIGHT
60x480s DARK
200 BIAS

Camera: 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: BackyardEOS, PixInsight, Photoshop

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