Category Archives: DSO

IC1848 (Soul Nebula) & IC1805 (Heart Nebula)

Heart & Soul Nebulae

Both nebulae are emission type nebula, associated with open clusters, located in Cassiopeia (the Queen).
 IC1396

Date:
September 2016
Location:
Roztoki Gorne/Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee Alta U16
Scope:
Takahashi FSQ106ED @F5.3
Mount:
AP600E GTO
Exposure
HaRGB, 2 panels (120:60:60:60) each
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

IC1396

IC1396 Emission Nebula

IC1396 is an emission nebula complex located in Cepheus (the King).
 IC1396

Date:
September 2016
Location:
Roztoki Gorne/Bieszczady mountains
CCD:
Apogee Alta U16
Scope:
Takahashi FSQ106ED @F5.3
Mount:
AP600E GTO
Exposure
HaRGB (240:70:65:70)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) – Helix Nebula Rendezvous

C/2013 X1 (PANSTARRS) and Helix Nebula (NGC7293)

Comet – Helix Nebula meeting
C/2013 X1 on 4/5 June 2016 met each other when the comet was passing by the Nebula. The meeting occurred in Aquarius.
 C/2013 X1 and Helix Nebula

Date:
June 2016
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (70:50:75:65)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC6334)

Cat’s Paw Nebula (NGC6334)

NGC6334
Cat’s Paw Nebula is an emission nebula complex located in Scorpius.
 NGC6334

Date:
June 2016
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (180:80:30:75)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6

Omega Centauri (NGC5139)

Omega Centauri (NGC5139)

NGC5139
The largest globular cluster in our skies. NGC5139 is located in Centaurus.
 NGC5139

Date:
June 2016
Location:
Bateleur Nature Reserve, South Africa
CCD:
QHY22
Scope:
Takahashi Epsilon 130D @F3.3
Mount:
Takahashi EM10 FS2 GoTo
Exposure
LRGB (125:50:50:75)
Processing:
MaximDL, PixInsight, Photoshop CS6