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Hinds Variable Nebula

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Observer
Grant Privett
Time of observation
04/01/2017 - 22:15
Object
NGC1555 and T- Tauri
Observing location
Wiltshire.
Equipment
Altair Astro 250mm RC Newtonian
Starlight mono 694 CCD at -35C
unfiltered
Exposure
28x 60s exposures
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Its been years since I imaged this. First time was 1995 with a 344x244 pixel CCD camera we made ourselves. Then it took summing a number of 20s images to show anything at all - the QE of the TI255 sensor was that bad. Things were better in the 2000's when I tried with a SXV-M7.

Tried again this evening and it was easy. The major features were apparent in a single frame. I will return again sometime, dither the images properly and go after the faint outer structure. Its a fascinating region of sky when you go deep. Probably best to wait until the Moon is out the way next time.

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