SH2-176 Sharpless 176

SH2-176 Sharpless 176
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Curdridge Observatory, Southampton,UK
Object name: SH2-176 Sharpless 176
Apparent RA: 00h 32m 31.4s  Apparent Dec:+57° 22' 05"
Constellation: Cassiopeia
21 Sep 2014
This is faint beyond my kit i think. Lots of exposure and hardly anything there. I think the narrow Ha filter might be working against me here, I've read that this planetary nebula is actually brighter in nitrogen emission than Ha.

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This object is part of the Sharpless Catalogue of HII regions

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

Imaged with my homemade telescope mount

Exposure Details :

Coma Corrector Astrodon 3nm Ha 17x1200s on 200 @ F5 f.l. 1000 with Atik 490 camera


Skywatcher 200 Newt (upgraded with OO Hilux secondary)
Sky 90 Refractor
Homemade focus motor
Homemade filterwheel / OAG combo with Lodestar guide camera
Atik 490 CCD camera
Homemade Telescope mount

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