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The Heart Nebula Region


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About this observation
Kevin Gurney
Time of observation
20/09/2019 - 23:00
NGC 896
Observing location
Embourie, Charente, France
William Optics Star 71 scope
ATIK 460EX Mono camera
William Optics 50mm Guide Scope
ZWO asi 224 mc guide camera
Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25" 7nm: 62x300" and Baader Planetarium OIII 1.25" 8.5nm: 28x300"
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Kevin notes that he was trying to ensure the NGC 896 component of the Heart Nebula was included in this image, which meant he had to truncate the lower portion of IC 1805... Ha and OII filters with synthetic green formed by multiplying these two together. Ha was also used as Luminance.  The Moon was nearly full but was not near the target (and of course narrowband wins).

Dates of capture: Sept. 11, 2019,  Sept. 12, 2019,  Sept. 15, 2019,  Sept. 19, 2019,  Sept. 20, 2019 (7.5 hours total data)

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