Hickson 44 or the Leo Quartet

A small group of 4 galaxies in Leo, with peculiar shapes. Test picture with the C11, Essatto and ASI2600mc. I still got mirror drift so egg shaped stars unfortunately. But it gives an impression of possibilities.

C11 F7 Starizona ASI2600MC EQ8 115x120s G0 Hickson 44 March 30, 31 and Apr 1 2021

Medusa Nebula

This is a pretty faint nebula, an 8800 year-old planetary nebula, situated a little northeast of Procyon.

It’s surface brightness is very low. During the imaging session, the nebula was almost invisible on the monitor. I’m really surprised it came out so good. Obviously this is not a narrowband image, it’s created using a One Shot Color camera.

Do click for a larger view.

The Medusa Nebula in Gemini, NGC 2395 153x120seconds Gain 0, a bit more then 5 hours. The sky did not reach SQM 20 so it was not so good.