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.

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