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ruskclark

The Wizard Nebula 432mm ASI1600MC Pro

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The Wizard Nebula

An emission nebula 7,200 light years away and my first proper project of the new imaging year. 

Really happy with it as I’ve had a steep learning curve with new kit so really pleased to see this image come together. It’s also the first time I’ve imaged it. 

72x180s subs collected over 2 nights 24/25th August in my Bortle 7 back garden, Whitley Bay, England

Calibrated with darks, flats and dark flats in DSS and processed in SiriL and Photoshop. 

Lacerta 72mm f/6 APO
ZWO ASI1600MC Pro at -15C gain 200
iOptron CEM25p
ZWO 60mm guide scope
ZWO ASI120MM-S guide camera
Altair Astro 2” Tri Band OSC Filter

Data collected in APT and guided with PHD2

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Lovely shot always reminds me of Rick Wakeman surrounded by keyboards, where is this in the sky?

Alan

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3 minutes ago, alan potts said:

Lovely shot always reminds me of Rick Wakeman surrounded by keyboards, where is this in the sky?

Alan

Thanks Alan, Wizard Nebula is at the Cygnus end of Cepheus, it's an area rich in small Ha gems like this one.

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7 minutes ago, ruskclark said:

Thanks Alan, Wizard Nebula is at the Cygnus end of Cepheus, it's an area rich in small Ha gems like this one.

Must have a look for that one, Cygnus is right over head here.

Alan

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1 minute ago, alan potts said:

Must have a look for that one, Cygnus is right over head here.

Alan

The below should help orientate you. 

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41 minutes ago, alan potts said:

Lovely shot always reminds me of Rick Wakeman surrounded by keyboards, where is this in the sky?

Alan

I would never have thought of that but now you have said it I can see it 🙂 

Steve

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