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July, 2012:

Cocoon Nebula

Finally got a clear night to image (since I live in socal that means we had some clouds for 2 or 3 day). Temps were very nice for me, not so much for the camera. I need to finish that cooler box!

Image Location and Date: OCA dark site @ Anza, CA
Object: Cocoon Nebula
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Imaging scope: Orion 8″ Astrograph
Imaging FL: 800mm
Imaging focal ratio: f3.9
Imaging camera: Canon 1100D (Rebel T3) Modded
Lights: 28x300sec @ ISO 800
Calibration: Darks, flats
Guide scope: 50mm finder with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guiding with PHD, captured with APT, processed in PixInsight.

Veil Nebula region

I think this is still a work in progress, looks like I need to get at least four more frames (two up top, two on the bottom) to complete this. So far it is 2×2. Each frame is 2.5 hours worth of integration time with plenty of darks and flats.

Image Location and Date: OCA dark site @ Anza, CA
Object: Veil Region
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G
Imaging scope: Orion 8″ Astrograph
Imaging FL: 800mm
Imaging focal ratio: f3.9
Imaging camera: Canon 1100D (Rebel T3) Modded
Lights: 30x300sec @ ISO 800 per frame
Calibration: Darks, flats
Guide scope: 50mm finder with Orion StarShoot Auto Guider
Other details: guiding with PHD, captured with APT, processed in PixInsight.