IC 1871 Cassiopeia

Posted by on Jul 27, 2015

IC 1871 Cassiopeia

IC1871 is a part of the "Soul" nebula (IC1848). If you look at a wide field image of the Soul nebula, it is the portion near the dark lane on the upper left side. This nebula is located around 6500 light years away in the constellation Cassiopeia.

Raw images:
Ha: 2 x 10min  (Tot: 20 min) Bin:2x2
OIII: 1 x 10min  (Tot: 10 min) Bin:2x2
SII: 1 x 10min  (Tot: 10 min) Bin:2x2
Seeing: 3-4"

Equipment used:
ASA N12 Astrograph F/3.6
3" Wynne Reducer Corrector 0.73x
Atik 490 EX camera @-20C
No guiding

Filter:
Astrodon Ha 3nm, OIII 5nm, SII 5nm

Location/Date:
Valla Observatory (FROSON, Sweden)
March 20, 2015

Image processing:
Images calibrated and processed in AstroPix
Calibration by applying Flat-Field
Registration, curves and levels in AstroPix
Color image with Photoshop using the Golden-turquoise palette
Noise removal with the AstroPix Noise removal tool.

Image palette:
Golden-turquoise palette. Ha - Orange, SII - Red, OIII - Turquoise 

 Image information:
Scale: 0.92 arcsec/pix
FOW: 52x42 arcmin

Below you can see the 2x10min Ha (3nm) narrowband filter image. 

    


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