Observation by Kevin Gurney: Heart of the Heart: Melotte 15

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Kevin Gurney


Kevin Gurney


2017 Oct 29 - 21:05


2017 Nov 09 - 21:13


The Heart Nebula (IC1805)

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Field centre

RA: 02h33m
Dec: +61°25'
Position angle: +3°01'

Field size

0°21' × 0°17'

  • Altair Astro 10in RC truss tube
  • Atik 460EX mono, SX guide cam
  • Mesu 200 mount
  • SGP, PHD2, Pixinsight
  • Baader filters (HII, OII, SII)

Each filter had 10x 10min subs, bin 1x1 (total 5hrs)


West Sheffield

Target name

Melotte 15


Heart of the Heart: Melotte 15

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First (substantive)  light on the Altair Astro 10in. Grappling with the stock focuser which does not hold accurate focus under the hefty weight of camera, OAG and filter wheel. I am in the process of upgrading to a Starlight feathertouch... Just hope the exorbitant price tag pays dividends... :)

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