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Gulf of Mexico
Optic: SW ED 120 with TSFLAT2 Flattener
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: Ha 44 X 1200, OIII 16 X 1200, SII 16 X 1200
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: CCD autopilot 5
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 , Photoshop 2021. Topaz De Noise Ai, DXO Nik collection
Date: Aug 2022


NGC 4565
Optic: SW ED 120 with TSFLAT2 Flattener
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: Lum 23 X 900, Red 19 X 900, Green 15 X 900, Blue 8 X 900
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: CCD autopilot 5
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 , Photoshop 2021. Topaz De Noise Ai, DXO Nik collection
Date: Feb, Apr 2022


NGC 2174
Optic: SW ED 120 with TSFLAT2 Flattener
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: Ha 26 X 1200, OIII 27 X 1200, SII 25 X 1200
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: CCD autopilot 5
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 , Photoshop 2021. Topaz De Noise Ai, DXO Nik collection
Date: Feb, Mar 2022


Tadpoles nebula
Optic: SW ED 120 with TSFLAT2 Flattener
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: Ha 49 X 1200, Red 25 X 900, Green 15 X 900, Blue 21 X 900, Blue 15 X 600
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: CCD autopilot 5
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 , Photoshop 2021. Topaz De Noise Ai, Topaz Sharpen Ai
Date: Dec 2021, Jan 2022


IC 405 Flaming star nebula
Optic: SW ED 120 with TSFLAT2 Flattener
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: Ha 29 X 1200, Lum 52 X 900, Lum 15 X 300, Red 23 X 900, Green 31 X 900, Blue 21 X 900, Blue 21 X 600
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: CCD autopilot 5
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 , Photoshop 2021. DXO Nik collection
Date: Nov, Dec 2021

IC 405 Flaming star nebula RC
Optic: GSO 10” Truss RC with TSFLAT2 Flattener
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: Ha 16 X 1200, Lum 25 X 900, Lum 15 X 300, Red 15 X 900, Green 15 X 900, Blue 21 X 900, Blue 15 X 600
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: CCD autopilot 5
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 , Photoshop 2021. DXO Nik collection
Date: Nov, Dec 2021

Pelican Nebula
Optic: SW ED 120 with TSFLAT2 Flattener
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: Ha 65 X 1200, OIII 20 X 1200, SII 34 X 1200
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: CCD autopilot 5
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 , Photoshop 2021
Date: Oct 2021


Wizard Nebula
Optic: SW ED 120 with TSFLAT2 Flattener
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: Ha 42 X 1200, OIII 20 X 1200, SII 30 X 1200
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: CCD autopilot 5
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 , Photoshop 2021
Date: Aug 2021


Cave Nebula
Optic: SW ED 120 with TSFLAT2 Flattener
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: Ha 21 X 1200, OIII 23 X 1200, SII 24 X 1200
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: CCD autopilot 5
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 , Photoshop 2021
Date: Jul 2021


Melotte 15
Optic: GSO 10” Truss RC
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: L 27 X 900, R 29 X 900, G 15 X 900, B 28 X 900, Ha 42 X 1200
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: CCD autopilot 5
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8 , Photoshop CC2015
Date: Aug/Oct 2020


M101
Image acquisition by Massimo Bernardi (RGB) and Giuseppe Passera lum
Optic: Celestron C8 Edge HD, Richtey-Chretien Officina Stellare 10"@F8 Carbon Truss
Guide (C8): TS OAG9 with SX Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM1000 HPS (C8), 10Micron GM2000 QCI
Exposure Time: 32 X 600 (L), 60' - 60' - 90' (RGB binned 2x2)
Camera: Apogee U9 (C8), SBIG ST10XME/CFW10/AO8/VSI Zerotator
Acquisition: CCDAutoPilot5 / MaximDL5, MaxIm Dl / Photoshop CS4
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS6 Extended, Noel Carboni's StarSpikes2
Date: Apr. 2013(C8), 27 jun - 02 jul 2011

Note: one of the arms is invisible due to the crop made necessary by the difference in shooting field. It was decided to leave it like this as the result is still satisfactory
NGC 281: pacman nebula
Optic: GSO 10” Truss RC
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: L 32 X 900 R 11 X 900, G 9 X 900, B 14 X 900, HA 20 X 1200
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: Sequence Generator Pro
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8
Date: Oct. 2019

SH2 136: ghost nebula
Optic: SW ED80
Guide: None
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: Ha 37 X 1200 R 13 X 900, G 12 X 900, B 14 X 900
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: Sequence Generator Pro
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8
Date: Jan. 2020

BARNARD 352
Optic: GSO 10” Truss RC
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress Lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM2000 HPS II
Exposure Time: R 16 X 900, G 16 X 900, B 20 X 900
Camera: Moravian G2 8300 Mark II
Acquisition: Sequence Generator Pro
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8
Date: Jul. 2019

IC 1848: soul nebula (partial)
Optic: Skywatcher ED 120 with Hotec SCA Flattener
Guide: none
Mount: 10Micron GM1000 HPS
Exposure Time: Ha 63 X 1200, S-II 24 X 1200, O-III 24 X 1200
Camera: Apogee U9
Acquisition: CCDAutoPilot5, TheskyX
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS6
Date: Dec. 2016

VDB 142
Optic: GSO 10” Truss RC with TSFLAT2 Flattener
Guide: Altair Astro 60mm and StarlightXpress lodestar
Mount: 10Micron GM1000 HPS
Exposure Time: Ha 85 X 1200, R 20 X 600, R 20 X 300 G 20 X 600, G 20 X 300, B 20 X 600, B 7 X 300
Camera: Apogee U9
Acquisition: Sequence Generator Pro
Calibration: Pixinsight 1.8
Processing: Pixinsight 1.8,Photoshop CS6
Date: Oct. 2017