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Deep Sky January 20/23

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Not a great sky, actually when I started it was down-right poor. But it was the first time since January 13th that I could see any stars. Fog has been an issue all that week. I started with IC1369 (Elephant Trunk Nebula) but the cloud was so bad it was 2100 Hrs before I could begin. Managed 10 240 Sec images of it. Next on to NGC7635 (Bubble Nebula) and some of its adjacent friends. Managed 30 240 sec images of it. Finally off to IC59 (Letter Y or Y Cas Nebula) managed 25 240sec images of it.

The Elephant Trunk Data showed an average FWHM of 4.5. Partly due to sky conditions and the fact I screwed up and didn't adjust the focus.... Both the Bubble and the Y averaged about 2.0 FWHM. I have to say this winter has had the poorest Sky conditions since I started 7 years ago.

The images were integrated in APP using old Darks and processed in PixInSight. Name inserted using Photoshop.
 

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Not a great sky, actually when I started it was down-right poor. But it was the first time since January 13th that I could see any stars. Fog has been an issue all that week. I started with IC1369 (Elephant Trunk Nebula) but the cloud was so bad it was 2100 Hrs before I could begin. Managed 10 240 Sec images of it. Next on to NGC7635 (Bubble Nebula) and some of its adjacent friends. Managed 30 240 sec images of it. Finally off to IC59 (Letter Y or Y Cas Nebula) managed 25 240sec images of it.

The Elephant Trunk Data showed an average FWHM of 4.5. Partly due to sky conditions and the fact I screwed up and didn't adjust the focus.... Both the Bubble and the Y averaged about 2.0 FWHM. I have to say this winter has had the poorest Sky conditions since I started 7 years ago.

The images were integrated in APP using old Darks and processed in PixInSight. Name inserted using Photoshop.
Looks good considering all the crappy weather we have had
 
Added two hours to the data and combined three sessions. Total Time-on-Target 205 minutes.
 

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