IC 447/446/2169 + NGC 2247/2245 - The Blue Tadpole?
Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106EDXIII
Imaging camera: QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683
Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ 106EDXIII
Guiding camera: QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683
Software: Pixinsight 1.8
Filters: Astrodon Luminance, Astrodon Blue, Astrodon Red, Astrodon Green
Accessory: Starlight Xpress lodestar 2
Dates: Jan. 20, 2017
Astrodon Blue: 16x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green: 16x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance: 19x900" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red: 16x900" bin 1x1
Integration: 16.8 hours
Here we have a look at IC 447 and a few local objects - I will be dubbing this the Blue Tadpole (as I did not feel that creative) An interesting mix of reflection nebulae, dust clouds and more pronounced dark nebulae.
Great data - does not matter what scopes I have you can't beat clear, dark skies it seems :).
This version is aligned to my slightly more gentle, unpushed approach, trying to get the maximum from the data without going to far (been too guilty of that in the past!!)