December molecular trophies

Over December I collected some significant amount of photons – mainly narrowband ones. Now I need to process them somehow to create pretty pictures, and I already made a first step – I processed hydrogen alpha frames. Here are three pictures that came from them. 

All of them have been made at my backyard with current setup – Photoline 130 refractor, QHY163M camera and EQ6 mount. These are not rare neither unknown objects however 🙂 I pictured well known and somehow famous targets – Horsehead nebula area, Tadpoles in IC410 and Melotte 15 in the Heart Nebula IC1805. And this is how they look like through hydrogen alpha narrowband filter (color pictures still to come).

Center of IC1805 Hear nebula - Melotte 15 cluster. 50x10 minutes exposure
Center of IC1805 Hear nebula – Melotte 15 cluster. 50×10 minutes exposure
Tadpoles in IC410 nebula. 40x10 minutes exposures
Tadpoles in IC410 nebula. 40×10 minutes exposures
Horshead and Flame nebulae in Orion. 36x10 minutes exposures
Horshead and Flame nebulae in Orion. 36×10 minutes exposures

Large versions:

http://astrojolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/Mel15H.jpg

http://astrojolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/I410H.jpg

http://astrojolo.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/01/B33H.jpg

Clear skies!

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