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IC405 - Flaming Star Nebula

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This is my second attempt at the Flaming Star Nebula.  The first one was with my 10" Newtonian, and this, with my 61mm Triplet. It represents 450 minutes of data over many winter nights when the clouds were on break.  Seeing was not wonderful, due to the moon, humidity, along with other excuses you may be aware of that I have neglected to remember while typing this post.  My area is considered Bortel 4.  The camera was a QHY173MC without filters.  The mounts were a combinaton of a iOptron GEM28 or SkyWatcher EQ6R Pro.  The SkyWatcher yields better guide logs, but the  iOptron is light-weight, so the choice of mount was dependent upon how tired I was when it was time to setup and how likely it was that I would have to bring it all in with dispatch for impending weather.

I am not completely pleased with this image and believe I may be able to improve it some.  But for now, I declare a truce until next season.



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