Discovery Astrophotography with ZWO ASTRO

[Video] The Heart Nebula Captured in Color…Finally

By Chuck’s Astrophotography

2017.12.1

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I’ve captured Melotte 15 and the Fishhead Nebula, but this is the first time I captured the entire Heart Nebula in color. It wasn’t easy with only 12 hours of data to work with, but I gave it a go. Here is more info:

Target:
Heart Nebula (IC 1805)

Imaging Telescope:
Orion ED80T CF (480 focal length)

Reducer:
Orion .8

Mount:
Celestron CGX

Imaging Camera:
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Ha=104x180s
OIII=90x120s
SII=40x180s
Total Time:12.7 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/324333/0/

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