IC 1805 - Heart & Soul nebula


Date:

 

September 2nd , 2017

Location:

 

Blankenberghe , Belgium (homebase) - heavy lightpollution

Description:

 

The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. It was discovered by William Herschel on 3 November 1787. This is an emission nebula showing glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes. (Source: Wikipedia)

Equipment:

 

Telescope: 

Tecnosky 80mm flatfield APO - focal length 344mm - f-ratio: 4.3

Camera:

Canon 1300D Astrodon modified - CLS-clip in-filter

Mount:

Celestron Advanced VX

Guiding:

Orion Shorttube Achromat 80mm - ASI120MC - Dual mounted

Software: 

 

Capture: 

Canon Camera Connect App 

Guiding:

PHD 2

Post-process:

Pixinsight - Adobe Photoshop

Image details:

 

Light frames:

8 x 5 minutes ISO 200

Calibration: 

5  x 5 minutes dark frames ISO 200

Bias-frames:

20 x 1/8000 sec ISO 200

No flats

Comments:

 

Finally another clear night sky. With great enthusiasm I calibrated the gear and started shooting the night away. However, after 45 minutes or so, thick cloud formations rolled overhead and thus ended my imaging session. Therefore there is not much detail to be seen in this image. To be continued...