The Soul Nebula – CDK12.5 – (Rouz Astro Reducer-OAG Kit)

The Soul Nebula – CDK12.5 – (Rouz Astro Reducer-OAG Kit)

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Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses : Planewave CDK12.5 (Rouz Astro Reducer-OAG Kit)
Imaging Cameras : QHYCCD QHY268 M
Mounts : Astro-Physics 1100GTO
Filters : Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 50 mm · Chroma OIII 3nm Bandpass 50 mm · Chroma SII 3nm Bandpass 50 mm
Accessories : Planewave Reducer 0.66x CDK12.5-14-17
Software : Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight · Stefan Berg Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy (N.I.N.A. / NINA)
Guiding Cameras : ZWO ASI174MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates : Nov. 23, 2021
Frames : Chroma H-alpha 3nm Bandpass 50 mm: 118×300″(9h 50′)
Chroma OIII 3nm Bandpass 50 mm: 19×500″(2h 38′ 20″)
Chroma SII 3nm Bandpass 50 mm: 20×500″(2h 46′ 40″)
Integration : 15h 15′
Avg. Moon age : 18.44 days
Avg. Moon phase : 85.49%

Description

The Soul Nebula, IC 1871. A beautiful region of dense clouds that trigger star formation. The dark structures are clouds of dust obscuring the light from our view some 6,500 light-years away.

This image was captured through 3nm ultra-narrowband filters and is a composite of ionized Sulphur, Hydrogen, and Oxygen atoms and displayed with a modified SHO “Hubble” Palette. Hydrogen Alpha data was collected over 3 nights from the 15th to 17th of November with a lot of moonlight from the outskirts of Vancouver, Canada (Bortle 6).

First light with the Optec Gemini focuser and Optec Sagitta OAG

Ha data was captured near the full moon (hence the shorter subs).

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