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NGC 896; IC 1795

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NGC 896

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Object(s): western portion of NGC 896 and IC 1795; far western part of Heart Nebula, IC 1805
Telescope: Meade 12" LX200GPS f/3.7
Camera: Meade DSI Pro II w/ proprietary cooler
Mount: Meade Superwedge, permanent pier
Filters: Orion H-a, S-II, and O-III 7nm narrowband
Focus: GoldFocus Mask and Analysis Software v2.1
Autoguide: GoldGuide v2.0 w/ Orion 102mm Mak-Cass f/12.0, Orion StarShoot DSI II
Exposure: S-II:H-a:O-III = 330:333:201 min.; 3 min. subframes; total 14.4 hours; O-III exposure limited by weather, not by design
Process: H-a as luminance with HST color palette (S-II:H-a:O-III = R:G:B), proprietary software, AIP4Win v2.3, Photoshop CS4
FOV: 17' x 14' (approx.); 0.7 arcsec/pixel
Date(s): 19-20 Oct 2010
Credit: Copyright © 2010 Jeff Winter, click for Inquiries