Discovery Astrophotography with ZWO ASTRO

[Video] Pacman Nebula Photographed on 10/14/2016

By Chuck’s Astrophotography

2016.10.14

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Tonight I captured the Pacman Nebula (NGC 281). The plan is to start producing color images again as soon as I can get a string of clear nights together. I’m still trying out my narrowband filters, but since they require longer exposures – it will now take more time to get color images together. I captured 10 images tonight – each one was a 5 minute exposure (50 minutes of total exposure time). Here is more info:

OTA: Celestron NexStar 8SE
Mount: Celestron Advanced VX (AVX)
Guiding telescope: Orion ShortTube 80 (ST80)
Guiding camera: LodeStar X2
Guiding software: PHD2
Imaging Camera: ZWO ASI 1600MM-Cool Mono
Filters: Orion H-Alpha Extra-Narrowband Filter
Image capture software: Nebulosity
Post-processing: PixInsight, Photoshop

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