The Heart Nebula with Optolong L-eXtreme Filter

I started last night’s widefield session with the Heart Nebula… a favourite of my neice who has asked for a new canvas for Christmas. With nearly 2.5 hours of data using the new Optolong L-Extreme 2″ filter, I think I’ve definitely improved over my last imaging session! The Heart Nebula is an emission type nebula, […]

Flaming Star Nebula (IC 405 / Caldwell 31)

Bonus Nebula from last nights session! While waiting for the Rosette Nebula to rise above the tree line, I found an interesting nebula nearby in Stellarium and spent about 50 minutes on it. These two nebula don’t interact with each other and are actually quite far apart. The top star cluster is the nameless NGC […]

The Crab Nebula – Messier 1

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron SCT 8” Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 294MC PRO Mounts: Celestron AVX  Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guidescope Orion 50mm guide scope  Guiding cameras: Orion Starshoot Autoguider  Focal reducers: Celestron Reducer, 0.63x  Dates: Nov. 9, 2020 Frames: 6×240″ Integration: 0.4 hours Avg. Moon age: 23.11 days Avg. Moon phase: 39.87% Full capture details on Astrobin.