This incredible Orion neighbourhood is always fun to image! It has been 3 years since 2018 so I gave it a try again. Unfortunately clouds have been very persistent, only 4 hours of data was captured. Nice to compare with the two previous attempts with the Esprit120 (December 2018) and with the C11 (March 2018)
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.
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