New Dual setup working....
In order to maximise imaging time, I have now got a dual setup for the shorter focal length..... Two Takahashi FSQ85's and two Kodak 8300 chip camera's. The idea is that if there's 10 hours of dark, with each camera pointing at the same place in the sky, I will get 20 hours of data .....
SH2-101 the Tulip nebula
Sharpless 101 (Sh2-101) is a H II region emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is sometimes also called the Tulip Nebula because it appears to resemble the outline of a tulip when imaged photographically. It lies at a distance of about 6,000 light-years from Earth.
M: Mesu 200
C: QSI683 with 3nm Ha, OIII and SII Astrodon filters
Total exposure time 37 hours
Ongoing - NGC7822 2 pane mosaic
This is a 2 pane mosaic of NGC7822 taken with the ODK10. I am going to be using this target for a project that I have lined up with the shorter focal length Taks in narrowband. So I have decided to take the Ha data from the ODK and use the OIII and SII from the Taks later in the season. That way, this will be a colour image....... eventually.
Meanwhile this is 6x1800s in each pane..... much more needed.
Gamma Cygnus nebula - Ongoing
Here's an ongoing project .... probably the last for the ODK10 as the short focal length scopes will soon be going on in preparation for some big projects.
This is a combination so far of 28x1800s in Ha and 16x1800s in OIII and SII. Much more data required .... so watch the weather and watch this space
This has been ongoing for some time! In total this is 54hrs and 15mins of total exposure. Using Baader RGB filters and Astrodon Ha and OIII filters.
This is a tricky target to catch, especially the faint outer shell.
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