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

IC1396

One of my favorite objects, IC1396 in Cepheus, or also called the “Elephant Trunc”, imaged from Castellet-en-Luberon under a beautifull SQM 21.30 sky, with crickets, shooting stars.

SharpStar 76EDPH, ASI2600MC Pro, 48x300s at G0 and -15°C, no bias or flats

IC1396 AUG2020 Castellet SharpStar 76EDPH, ASI2600MC Pro, 48x300s at G0 and -15°C, no bias or flats

NGC7000 or “North-Americanebula”

Second light for the new ASI2600 MC Pro camera, this time used on the Sharpstar 76 EDPH F4.5 Apo. 70x300s or 5hrs 50m over three nights in the week of July 21th 2020. Over the nights there was a slight shift in image field which resulted in a mosaic like appearance. The gain setting was set to “Highest Dynamical Range”. Click on the image for a larger view.