Sunday, 2 March 2014

SpongeBob where are you?

The Jellyfish Nebula (IC443), the remains of a supernova in the constellation of Gemini. It is about 5,000 light years away and was created sometime between 3 and 30 thousand years ago. Also top centre is IC444 which is a blue nebula due to starlight being reflected off gas and dust. (No sign of SpongeBob or Patrick though). Seeing was particularly good on this night.
IC443 and IC444
Imager: Sky-Watcher Evostar 80ED DS-Pro, Sky-Watcher 0.85x Focal Reducer, Canon EOS 500D (Unmodified), Hutech IDAS LPS P2 2", APT - Astro Photography Tool
Guider: Orion ST80, QHY 5, PHD Guiding
Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6,  AstroTortilla,  EQMod
Processing: PixInsight 1.8
Dates: March 1st, 2014
LIghts: 13 x 600seconds ISO400 (2.2 hours)
Darks: 109
Flats: 102
Bias: 330

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