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Thursday, February 19, 2009

Cone Nebula area, NGC2264

This H-alpha narrowband image from last night, shows a large area around
the "Cone Nebula". Lots of nebulosity around there.

Cone Nebula, H-alpha

Note the "Hubble's Variable Nebula" at Five a clock position.

(A small cometlike dot in the image)

A Starless version to show the nebulosity better.
False color H-alpha version.
A grop from the center. This lens is very sharp, even full open @f1.8
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Weather in this winter has been #&%@$£2 and last night was no exception.
After four hours I managed to save four 20 min. exposures,
others were ruined by the speeding clouds.
Optics, Canon FD 200mm f1.8 @ 1.8
Camera, QHY9 astro camera
Guiding, QHY5 and PHD-Guiding on LX200 GPS 12"
Exposures, 4x1200s +darks, bias and flats
Filter, Baader 7nm H-alpha

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