Moon and also M27 on September 1th

The sky was not very transparent, and also during the weeknd the public lighting remains on all night. So conditions could be better.

I pictured M27, the famous Dumbell nebula, first with the Esprit120/Nikon D750. 19 shots of 300 seconds on ISO400.  Second target later during the night was Luna. I made a mozaic of 8 seperate pictures, composed from 60 seconds of AVI. Also here the Esprit was used ( I forgot to take the C11 out for cooling)  with the ASI 174MM in infrared and a 2x Barlow.

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ASI174MM Baader IR Esprit120 Orion Shorty 2x 9 plates of 60s 10% stacked

 

IC1396 in Cepheus

A fantastic object and one of my favorites: this is the large hydrogen bubble in Cepheus. I imaged it from several locations and with varying focal lenghts: 135mm, 180mm, 420mm, and now with the new Esprit 120mm F/7 at a focal length of 840mm.

The image was taken from my backyard in Hoegaarden, Belgium, under an average sky (SQM readings 20,40-20,70), during the night of August 15-16 2018. Camera was the Nikon D750, only a lightpollution filter was used (no narrowband filters).

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