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Iris Nebula Widefield

Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi Alt-5 Camera/filters: QHY12 OSC exposure: 38×1200 sec / 12,6h The Iris Nebula, also NGC 7023 and Caldwell 4, is a bright reflection nebula and Caldwell object in the constellation Cepheus. NGC 7023 is actually the cluster within the nebula, LBN 487, and the nebula is […]

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Veil Nebula NGC6960

This image is a combination of LRGB frames and halpha and OIII mixed to the redchannel and the bluechannel Image in HST-palette This is the “classic LRGB” version The Veil Nebula is a cloud of heated and ionized gas and dust in the constellation Cygnus. It constitutes the visible portions […]

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Revision of NGC 3718

Optics/mount : 12″ACF 2.7m AP-Reduzer Alt-5Camera/filters: Atik 11002 Astrodon LRGBExposure: 37×600 Lum, 12×600 RGB all 1bin23-24 March 2012 I did some changes with the processing to make the background less noisy Discovered by W. Herschel in April 1789 NGC 3718 is located in the constellation of the big dipper and […]

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M78

Close-up Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi Alt-5 Camera/filters: QHY12 OSC exposure: 12×600 sec The nebula Messier 78 (also known as M 78 or NGC 2068) is a reflection nebula in the constellation Orion. It was discovered by Pierre M├ęchain in 1780 and included by Charles Messier in his catalog of […]

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NGC 1333 Reflection Nebula

Optics/mount : 12″ACF 2.7m AP-Reduzer Alt-5 Camera/filters: Atik 11002 Astrodon LRGB HA5nm Exposure: 22×600 Lum, 5×600 RGB all 1bin NGC 1333 is catalogued as a reflection nebula but is actually a diverse region and part of the Perseus OB2 molecular cloud complex. It is one of the nearest star forming […]

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VDB 141 Ghost nebula

Optics/mount : 12″ACF 2.7m AP-Reduzer Alt-5 Camera/filters: Atik 11002 Astrodon LRGB HA5nm Exposure: 20×600 Lum, 8×600 RGB all 1bin VdB 141 is a reflection nebula located in the constellation Cepheus. Sometimes referred to as the ghost nebula, its awkward name is its catalog number in Sidney van den Bergh’s catalog […]

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M8 M20 with the QHY12

Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi Alt-5 Camera/filters: QHY12 OSC exposure: 22×600 sec Lagoon nebula (catalogued as Messier 8 or M8, and as NGC 6523) is a giant interstellar cloud in the constellation Sagittarius. It is classified as an emission nebula and as an H II region. The Lagoon Nebula was […]

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M16 Eagle Nebula

Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi Alt-5 Camera/filters: QHY12 OSC exposure: 14×800 sec The Eagle Nebula (catalogued as Messier 16 or M16, and as NGC 6611) is a young open cluster of stars in the constellation Serpens, discovered by Jean-Philippe de Cheseaux in 1745-46. Its name derives from its shape which […]

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NGC 891

Optics/mount : 12″ACF 2.7m AP-Reduzer Alt-5 Camera/filters: Atik 11002 Astrodon LRGB HA5nm Exposure: 4*12×600 Lum,RGB all 1bin NGC 891 (also known as Caldwell 23) is an edge-on unbarred spiral galaxy about 30 million light-years away in the constellation Andromeda. It was discovered by William Herschel on October 6 1784. The […]

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Witch Head Nebula IC2118

Optics/mount: 180 Epsilon f2,8 Takahashi Mount Alt-5ADN Camera/filters:QHY 12 exposure: 20×900 sec IC 2118 (also known as Witch Head Nebula due to its shape), is an extremely faint reflection nebula believed to be an ancient supernova remnant or gas cloud illuminated by nearby supergiant star Rigel in Orion. It lies […]