Category Archives: Nebula

IC 434: Horsehead nebula

IC 434: Horsehead Nebula
IC 434: Horsehead Nebula – Annotated

IC 434: Horsehead Nebula

IC 434, The Horsehead Nebula, is a horse-shaped dense molecular cloud (Barnard 33) blocking light from a bright emission nebula. A very prominent emission nebula called as Flame Nebula (NGC 2024) is at the left of the Horsehead Nebula.

2019-01-05 (KST, GMT +9:00): Jecheon, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C, ambient temperature: -10°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (d=106mm, fl=530mm, f/5.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B, Ha
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 2
    • R: 300s * 2
    • G: 300s * 2
    • B: 300s * 3
    • Ha: 600s * 2
    • (Total integration 65min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.6, Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

NGC 2244: Rosette nebula

NGC 2244: Rosette Nebula, Ha enhanced
NGC 2244: Rosette Nebula, L enhanced

NGC 2244: Rosette Nebula

Rosette nebula is one of the most prominent nebula in Winter sky. The cluster at the center can be easily found through binoculars, or telescopes.

2018-12-15 (KST, GMT +9:00): Hongcheon, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C, ambient temperature: -10°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (d=106mm, fl=530mm, f/5.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B, Ha
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 2
    • R: 300s * 2
    • G: 300s * 2
    • B: 300s * 2
    • Ha: 600s * 3
    • (Total integration 70min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2019

North America Nebula

North America Nebula – NGC 7000

North America Nebula

North America Nebula – NGC 7000 – A wide and very-bright nebula in the constellation Cygnus.

2018-05-21 (KST, GMT+9:00), Yongin, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (d=106mm, fl=530mm, f/5.0)
  • Filter: Ha, R, G, B
  • Mount: Celestron CGEM, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • Ha: 300s * 4
    • R: 300s * 2
    • G: 300s * 3
    • B: 300s * 3
      (Total integration 60min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2018

Vela SNR

Vela Supernova Remnant – the very faint SNR in the southern hemisphere.

Vela SNR

Vela SNR, in Gum Nebula, is very faint SNR exploded about 11,000 years ago.

2018-01-20 – 2018-01-21 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: Ha, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • Ha: 600s * 8
    • R: 300s * 5
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 155min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Widefield view around the Eta Carina Nebula

Widefield view around the Eta Carina Nebula

Widefield view around the Eta Carina Nebula

Widefield view around the Eta Carina Nebula. Eta Carina Nebula, Southern Pleiades can be seen well.

2018-01-18 – 2018-01-19 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Mount Magnet, Western Australia

  • Camera: Sony A7M2 (Unmodified)
  • Lens: Samyang 135mm f/2.0 @ f/2.8
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure: ISO 1600, 3min * 52
    (Total integration 156min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Seagull Nebula

Published onto AAPOD² on 2018-08-29!

Seagull Nebula – IC 2177

Seagull Nebula – IC 2177 – Annotated

Seagull Nebula

Seagull Nebula, IC 2177, is an HII region near Sirius, the brightest star in the night sky.

2018-01-20 – 2018-01-21 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B, Ha
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 9
    • R: 300s * 5
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
    • Ha: 600s * 5
      (Total integration 170min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Running Chicken Nebula

Running Chicken Nebula / λ Cen Nebula / IC 2944

Running Chicken Nebula / λ Cen Nebula / IC 2944 – Annotated

Running Chicken Nebula / λ Cen Nebula / IC 2944 – In narrowband imaging (SHO Hubble Palette)

Running Chicken Nebula

Running Chicken Nebula, also known as λ Cen Nebula, or IC 2944. Both taken in LRGBHa and SHO (HST Palette.)

2018-01-22 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B, Ha
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 6
    • R: 300s * 5
    • G: 300s * 5
    • B: 300s * 5
    • Ha: 600s * 5
    • SII: 600s * 4
    • OIII: 600s * 4
      (Total integration 250min)
  • Processing: PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

The Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula

The Carina Nebula surrounding Eta Carina – One of the brightest nebula in the sky.

2018-01-14 (AWST, GMT+8:00), Badgingarra, Western Australia

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-20°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED (d=106mm, fl=530mm, f/5.0)
  • Filter: L, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD with Titan TCS, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • L: 300s * 6
    • R: 300s * 4
    • G: 300s * 4
    • B: 300s * 3
      (Total integration 85min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

Spaghetti Nebula

Simeis 147 – Also known as The Spaghetti Nebula, an SNR in constellation Taurus.

Spaghetti Nebula

Simeis 147 – Also known as The Spaghetti Nebula, an SNR in constellation Taurus.

2017-10-22 (KST, GMT+9:00), Hongcheon, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-30°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: Ha, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • Ha: 600s * 5
    • R: 300s * 4
    • G: 300s * 4
    • B: 300s * 5
      (Total integration 6900s / 115min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017

The Flaming Star Nebula

The Flaming Star Nebula

The Flaming Star Nebula

IC 405 & IC 410 – The Flaming Star Nebula in constellation Auriga

2017-09-24 (KST, GMT+9:00), Hwacheon, Korea

  • CCD: QHYCCD QHY16200A (-30°C)
  • Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED F3RD (d=106mm, fl=320mm, f/3.0)
  • Filter: Ha, R, G, B
  • Mount: CRUX-170HD, QHYOAG-M+QHY5L-II, PHD2 autoguided
  • Exposure
    • Ha: 600s * 6
    • R: 300s * 4
    • G: 300s * 4
    • B: 300s * 4
      (Total integration 7200s / 120min)
  • Processing: MaxIm DL 6, PixInsight 1.8.5, Adobe Photoshop CC 2017