IC417- Astronomy and astrophotography CCD camera images

Object name: IC417
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Object type: Bright Nebula
Magnitude: 0
Size: 13 10
Position angle: 0
Apparent RA: 5 28 27 Apparent Dec: 34 25' 50''
Constellation: Auriga

0.6 Focal Reducer IRB 450x8.5s on 200mm @ F5 with SC3.5

This evening I had just imaged comet Machholz with my focal reducer. I'd never tried the focal reducer with the new SC3 camera before, and I was pleased that the resulting images had reasonable shaped stars. I got distracted and left the scope collecting lots and lots of frames of this star packed part of the sky - the nebula was very faint, and required a lot of curves to bring it out. One for the Ha filter, when I get around the buying it!

The AVIs were stacked in Registax 3. Curves in photoshop. Slight noise reduction in Neat Image