October 15, 2022 Imaging Session – North America and Lagoon Nebulae

Lagoon Nebula – 7×240 sec, Gain 11, Offset 100, QHY183c at -20C, UV/IR filter, Astro-Tech AT60ED at F/4.8.
The North America Nebula – 26×240 sec, Gain 11, Offset 100, QHY183c at -20C, UV/IR filter, Astro-Tech AT60ED at F/4.8.

I managed to get 2 good images for a short imaging session on Oct 14, 2022 (Oct 15, UT.)  I was at my new location on a pretty clear night (at first) and getting good sub-images without any LP filters.  Clouds came and eventually shut me down at about 10:30 PM that evening, however.  Plus, the moon had risen by that time and would have ended the session anyway.   I was lucky to get what I got, I guess.

Both images were captured in SharpCap 4.x and needed very little processing.   I wanted to do a mosaic of the North America nebula, but it was not to be that evening.  But, I did have some duo-band filtered data taken from the city that was pretty good, so I combined it to do a mosaic anyway:

Combined data of the NA nebula using the data from this session and data taken in June of 2021.

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