I have wanted to image this for years....... I love it!!! Here's how it's looking so far! This is only 38x600s of exposures time in the luminance channel...... I need A LOT more before I consider there's enough data. But I'm happy with it already...... you can see the faint dust and I hope I can do this justice.
NGC896 has always eluded me in it's singular form and last night the demons struck again...... I was 3/4's of the way through this at over 25 hours of data and my camera cooler died.... so the other camera went on (A QSI690) but the field of view is so much smaller that I had to make a 2 pane mosaic to get the entire nebula in the frame.
This is a mosaic of only a single 30 minute exposure in each pane and absolutely no calibration frames and an 'auto' button click in APP software.
This is part of the Heart nebula, but I've always wanted to image it on it's own. Let's hope the gremlins have gone and the bad luck too and I can scratch this itch once and for all.
The new Eagle2 from PrimaLuceLab has landed!! Today I've connected the mounting system up and included the Eagle2 in the build. This will be the system I'll be running when the dual rig is working.
This is my latest image - 50 hours worth of data on the Iris nebula. I've imaged this now at three different focal lengths......I think this has been my favourite!
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