Tag Archives: QHY8

IC 2118 The Witch Head Nebula

IC 2118 The Witch Head Nebula. Shawn Nielsen 2014

IC 2118 The Witch Head Nebula has long been a night sky target I’ve wanted to photograph. It’s a challenging object due to how extremely faint it is and how large it is. A very wide field-of-view is needed to fit all of it in the frame. I’ve attempted to image the Witch Head Nebula […]

NGC 7023 Iris Nebula city vs rural astro imaging

Experimental image of the Iris Nebula NGC 7023 QHY8 CCD and Zenithstar 71mm APO. Shawn Nielsen 2014
An experiment involving 3 hours of data on the same deep sky object to compare city vs rural astro imaging. One of the draw backs of living in a mid-sized city is the light pollution. Everyone has their porch lights on even though they are inside asleep, and poorly designed street lights create glare and [...]