28 January 2023

IC 434_LHaRGB Horsehead and Flame nebula


 This is an old fits back to 2015 with WO FLT110 and Atik314mm. The deference is that the Ha is from my new setup SW Esprit 100 and Atik 460mm taken before 2 months.

-Telescope: William Optics FLT 110 with F/T focuser 3025 & SW Esprit 100
-Mount: Skywatcher EQ6 Skyscan pro and SW AZ-EQ5
-Chip: Atik 314L+ & Atik 460mm
-Guiding: TS finder 8x50 with Meade DSI I pro & ZWO offaxis guider
-Filter wheel: Starlight Xpress usb 7x1.25

 The Horsehead Nebula (also known as Barnard 33) is a dark nebula in the constellation Orion. The nebula is located just to the south of the star Alnitak, which is farthest east on Orion's Belt, and is part of the much larger Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The nebula was first recorded in 1888 by Scottish astronomer Williamina Fleming on photographic plate B2312 taken at the Harvard College Observatory. The Horsehead Nebula is approximately 1500 light years from Earth. It is one of the most identifiable nebulae because of the shape of its swirling cloud of dark dust and gases, which bears some resemblance to a horse's head when viewed from Earth.

23 January 2023

NGC 7380 Wizard nebula_SHO


Telescope : SW Esprit 100ED
Mount : Skywatcher AZ-EQ5 GT
Camera : Atik 460 mono
Guiding :ZWO off-axis guider with QHY 5IIL
Filters :Astrodon Ha(5nm), Baader SII & OIII. Total exposure time :400 min from 2 different nights .
Programs I have used : Nina 1.11 _ PixInsight 1.8.9
Location: Grammatiko, Attiki

 NGC 7380 is a young[4] open cluster of stars in the northern circumpolar constellation of Cepheus, discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. The surrounding emission nebulosity is known colloquially as the Wizard Nebula, which spans an angle of 25. German-born astronomer William Herschel included his sister's discovery in his catalog, and labelled it H VIII.77. The nebula is known as S 142 in the 1959 Sharpless catalog (Sh2-142).[2] It is extremely difficult to observe visually, usually requiring very dark skies and an O-III filter. The NGC 7380 complex is located at a distance of approximately 8.5 kilolight-years from the Sun, in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way.[2]