Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: IC410
Apparent RA: 05 22 44.1  Apparent Dec:+33 24 43
Constellation: Auriga
09 Dec 2006
Right the stablisers come off. I have stopped taking the easy option and doing the Ha binned 2x2. This is my first unbinned Ha image. This is part of IC410 in Auriga. Also listed as NGC 1893. A particularly interesting region with two "tadpoles" swimming towards the inky black eye.

There is not much light to go around at this image scale (1.3 "/p) with an Ha filter in front of the camera, so long exposures are the order of the day. Ideally I'd be doing 20 or 30 minute subs, but that puts a lot of stress on both observer and guiding, so I stuck to 10 minute subs and stacked a fair few. 17x600s total integration time nearly 3 hours.

A am pretty pleased at how this turned out, as it as a bit dimmer than I was expecting!

View full sized image of IC410

cCaptured in ArtemisCapture, calibrated in ImagetoolsCa, DDP in maxim, thuggery in photoshop.

This image was autoguided using my homemade off axis guider with Lodestar.

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Coma Corrector Astrodon 6nm Ha 17x600s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Artemis 285 camera


Skywatcher 200 Newt (upgraded with OO Hilux secondary)
Baader Focuser
Homemade focus motor
Homemade filterwheel / OAG combo with Lodestar guide camera
Artemis 285 CCD camera
Homemade Telescope mount

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