Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree cluster

A surprisingly interesting part of the winter sky.

Red hydrogen clouds are mixed with multiple star clusters, milky way area’s and blue nebula. Enjoy the view and click to enlarge!

Cone Nebula & christmas tree cluster. Esprit 120ED, ASI2600MC, 161x120s at gain 0

NGC7822 in Cepheus

Image with the ASI2600MC camera, cooled to -10°C, and the SharpStar 76EDPH at F 4.5, IDAS D1 LPS filter, 138x300s or 690 minutes of data at Gain 100. (Click on the image to enlarge)

ASI2600MC camera, cooled to -10°C, and the SharpStar 76EDPH at F 4.5, IDAS D1 LPS filter, 138x300s or 690 minutes of data at Gain 100.
100x 300s different processing

The “Cocoon” nebula

While the clear nights were foused on imaging Mars, they also were a bit hazy and not that transparant. SQM value were at most 20,15.

Nevertheless the 76EDPH was running on the HEQ5 to capture IC5146 or the ‘Cocoon’ nebula in the constellation Swan. Some 90 shots of 5 minutes with the ASI2600MC Pro were taken, Gain 100 and Bias, Darks applied. Click on the picture to enlarge.

IC 5146 or “Cocoon” nebula in Cygnus. September 2020 Meldert (Belgium) SharpStar 76 EDPH F 4,5 IDAS D1 2″ ASI2600MC HEQ5 SGP APP CC20