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coatesg

Flaming Star and Spaghetti Hunting...

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Had a clear, but v cold night here last night (11th Dec), and got the widefield rig out again.  Skies weren't too great, despite the cold - a covering of snow always seems to make for much brighter skies.

I imaged the area around the Flaming Star Neb (IC405) using the modded 350d + Canon 85mm EF combo. Here's 79x5min (6h35m) at ISO400, f4, through an IDAS P2. Lens is a bit sharper at f4.5, but wanted to try and get as much signal as poss, without completely wrecking the stars.

I offset the framing to have a tilt at getting the SN remnant Simeis 147, the Spaghetti nebula (Sh2-240). Bearing in mind this is a non narrowband image with an uncooled camera, I'm fairly pleased to see it there (though v faint!!!). Most definitely one for an HA filter attempt with a more suitable rig! Would have been nice to have M37 not quite so close to the edge... :-/

Original and annotated at 2048px width below. 

Thanks for looking!

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Fabulous image with so much to see, that's a wide angle super shot !

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Nice work.. so many stars that there is no room for the black of space.

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2 hours ago, MarsG76 said:

Nice work.. so many stars that there is no room for the black of space.

Cheers - lots of stars, but then it is the winter Milky Way! Even had a dose of star reduction too to try and reduce their impact...!

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18 minutes ago, toxic said:

very nice image and nice widefield :thumbright:

Cheers! Glad you like it!

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