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Monday, October 13, 2008

The Heart & Soul in narrowband colors

This beautiful pair is located in Cassiopeia.
Real names are IC1848 and IC1805, but sometimes
they are called "Heart and Soul"
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Narrowband color image shows different areas in different colors.
Hydrogen can be seen as Green, Sulfur as Red and Oxygen as Blue.
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Here is couple of links to the Wikipedia, if you like to know
more of those objects.
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This image has a long and narrow shape becouse
Image is a two panel mosaic.
Unfortunatetly This Blog has a limit with image hight,
image here is a very small version of original high resolution one.
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Imaging data:
Camera, QHY8 -
Filters,
Baader 7nm H-alpha, Baader 8,5nm O-III and Baader 8nm S-II -
Optics,
Tokina AT-X 300mm @ f2.8 -
Exposures, 14X 1200s H-alpha, 6 X 1200 O-III and 6X1200s S-II + flats and bias
(exposures are divided between both images in mosaic) - Guiding, LX200 GPS 12" + PHD-guiding and Lodestar

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