IC1805 Heart of the Heart

16 Dec 2006
Object name: IC1805
Object type: Bright Nebula Apparent RA: Apparent Dec:
Constellation: Cassiopeia

A total integration time of 7 hours in 600s subs from 3 nights. A two frame mosaic of the central region of IC1805. This is my first hydrogen alpha mosaic. The joining up is a little rough, and could perhaps have more work, but overall quite a pleasing result. I'm not going any further with this: IC 1805 is now poor placed because it transits so early. It might be possible to get a third panel of the mosaic, but there are many many other targets on my list.

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

This image was autoguided using my 400mm focal length refractor and my black and white SC1 webcam.

Current Imaging equipment configuration

Exposure Details :

Coma Corrector Ha 21x600s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285
Coma Corrector Ha 8x600s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285
Coma Corrector Ha 13x600s on 200mm @ F5 with ART285

Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK