by Chuck’s Astrophotography

2017.12.28

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The Soul Nebula (IC 1848) was not an easy one to process. Data for the OIII and SII filters were hard to come by, probably made worse by capturing it in a Red Zone and with the moon getting brighter. Here is more info:

Target:
Soul Nebula (IC 1848)

Imaging Telescope:
Orion ED80T CF (480 focal length)

Reducer:
Orion .8

Mount:
Celestron CGX

Imaging Camera:
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Astronomik Ha: 128×180″
Astronomik OIII: 123×120″
Astronimik SII: 105×180″

Integration: 15.8 hours

Gain: 139, Offset: 21

Guide scope:
Orion ST80

Guide Camera:
Lodestar X2

Guide Software:
PHD2

Calibration Frames:
Darks: 50, Bias: 50, Flats: 50

Capture software:
Sequence Generator Pro (SGP)

Stacking software:
PixInsight

Post Processing:
PixInsight, PhotoShop

Dew Shield, Dew Heater Strip

Astrobin: http://astrob.in/327427/B/

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