January 2015

The Running Man

Hello,

the Running Man Nebula in Orion consists of  some NGC objects like NGC1973, NGC1975 and NGC1977.  Clouds and rain prevented me from taking more frames. But I am happy to have the opportunity to image this beautiful nebula.
Imaged with the Moravian G2-8300 at my 12″ f/4 Newtonian with L:R:G:B=210:150:160:70minutes. So the total exposure time was 10 hours. Subexposures were 30 minutes for L and 10 minutes for RGB. Because of some bright stars I added 12 frames L with 2 minutes exposure time each and blended them with the remaining frames in Photoshop.

Reinhold

NGC1973_s

The hidden galaxy IC342

Hello,

IC 342  an intermediate spiral galaxy in the constellation Camelopardalis.  The galaxy is near the galactic equator where dust obscuration makes it a difficult object for both amateur and professional astronomers to observe, So sometimes it is called the hidden galaxy.
Imaged with the Moravian G2-8300 at my 12″ f/4 Newtonian with L:R:G:B=420:240:150:180 minutes. So the total exposure time was 16.5 hours. Subexposures were 30 minutes for LRGB.

Reinhold

IC342_s