A new take on the Soul nebula

my previous attempt on this cute nebula dates back from 25/12/2019, taken at that time with the 120mm Esprit in mosaic.

Now it was one shot with the Sharpstar 76MM F 4,5 with a focal lenght of 243 mm. The ASI2600MC camera was used in combination with an UV/IR blocking filter.

IC1805 or Soul Nebula 76mm Sharpstar F 4,5 156x120s or 312 minutes or 5 hours and 12 minutes on gain 100, processed in AstroPixelProcessor and fine-tuned in Photoshop elements CC. Imaged in Meldert in the night of Novermber 9th, 2021

At the edge of visibility

LBN576 is a planetary (? not decisive yet) nebula between Cepheus and Cassiopeia. It is very dim. This image was obtained after 12 hours with the Sharpstar 76MM F4,5 and the ASI2600mc. Conditions were not optimal with sqm 20 as an average. Objects as this one clearly benefit from narrow band filtering.

LBN576

A little Seahorse in the sky

This is an image of “Barnard 150”, a dark cloud of dust and gas that becomes visible aginst the majestic backdrop of milky way stars and nebulosity. When you turn the image 90° CW then the shape resembles a little seahorse, turning it’s head to the right.

The image was made during two nights 7 and 8 September 2021, using the SharpStar 76mm @ F4,5 and the ASI2600mc, 201x120s or 402 minutes (about 8 hours) under a less-then-optimal sky, bad transparency and sqm 20 so Bortle class 5 or 6 sky.


https://www.astrobin.com/full/sei33p/0/

Barnard 150

made during two nightsBarnard 150