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M35 and NGC 2158 Mosaic – Sony IMX224

M35 and NGC 2158 2-panel mosaic. Right half was taken on Dec 11, 2017. 275×8 sec and the left half was taken on Dec 13, 2017, 100×20 sec at 2098 and 1832 gain, respectively. Rising Tech Sony IMX224 cam with a Televue TV-85 at F/5.6.

As promised, here is the 2-panel mosaic of the M35/NGC 2158 area.    Not too bad, but the seeing for Dec 11 was poor and I might re-shoot the NGC 2158 side to get a better rendition.

Here’s the gaudy version that I turned up the contrast on with a strong curves boost:

M35 and NGC 2158 2-panel mosaic. Curves to boost contrast.

NGC 891 (2nd Try) – Sony IMX224

NGC 891 on Dec 12, 2017. 60×20 sec @ 1832 Gain, RT Sony IMX224, TV-85 at F/5.6, SharpCap 2.9.

This version of the Outer Limits Galaxy came out better than my first go of it with the Rising Tech IMX224 cam, even though it seems to be slightly out of focus.    I bet I will be trying again soon, since I think it could be better with the right exposure/gain, location and of course, better focus.   🙂

Horse Head Nebula – Sony IMX224

Horse Head Nebula. 242×20 sec @ 1834 Gain, RT Sony IMX224, Televue TV-85 at F/5.6, SharpCap 2.9.

More EAA fun with the Sony IMX224-based camera.  This was taken during the nightime of Dec 12/13, 2017.  The final version here has over 80 minutes of data.  It was acquired in a high LP environment with no filters on the camera except for the UV/IR cutoff.

I need to get a UHC filter for it, but as you can see, I might do good to use none just to get the base colors and use the UHC just for extra nebulosity, only.