IC1795 – The Fishhead Nebula

October started with a glorious 4-6 days around the new moon, courtesy of Hurricane Matthew well to our east. I took advantage, and imaged every night from 10/5 to 10/9. 🙂

Another NB-only image, definitely starting to feel like this is my go-to method when imaging from the back yard. The mix has again produced a pleasing (to me) set of colors, and while tougher to handle this time, stars that I can at least live with.

Overall, I’m pretty chuffed with this one. I feel like I’ve brought the image to a point where further tweaking would overcook it, but as it sits, it doesn’t feel (to me, at least) overdone.

* Object : IC1795
* Constellation : Cassiopeia
* Distance : ~6,000 ly
* Type : Emission Nebula
* Acquired over 5 nights between 05OCT2016 and 09OCT2016
* Scope: Stellarvue SV80ST 80mm F/6 Apo Triplet
* Camera: Atik 314L+ CCD
* Filter Wheel: Starlight Xpress Mini Filter Wheel w/ Integrated OAG
* Filters: Astrodon 1.25" Tru-Balance 3nm Ha, SII and OIII
* Guide Camera: QHY5L-II
* Mount: Losmandy G11
* Software: PHD2, Sequence Generator Pro, Stellarium
* All processing in PixInsight
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