2010 / Nebula

IC 405 and IC 410 in Auriga HaRGB

This image of IC 405 and IC 410 consists of 2 hours colour data acquired using a Canon DSLR and 3 hours H-alpha data taken by a fellow astrophotographer, Steve Holmes of Kitchener, Ontario.

For a more detailed description of this region please see my post IC405 and IC410 Nebulae in Auriga, H-alpha

Technical:

Skywatcher Equinox 80mm with William Optics .8x reducer/flattener, 400mm FL

Canon 350XT 8mp DSLR (modified)

The above was piggybacked on a CPC800 SCT for tracking

Steve used a QHY9 CCD and Canon 200mm F2.8L lens on a Skywatcher EQ6 mount.

Total time: 5-hours combined.

Shawn Nielsen

My story began nearly 40 years ago looking up at the Moon with a small collapsible telescope my Father had. Encouraged by my parents, who bought me my very own telescope, a 4.5" reflector, I began to explore the night sky from my family home backyard. Today I do astrophotography from my home in Kitchener, Ontario and also with remote telescopes located in New Mexico and Australia. Some of my images have won awards and have been featured online and in magazines.

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