Sunday, January 15, 2017

tried the Spirograph (Halifax)

Thought I'd try IC 418 with the Burke-Gaffney robot, a planetary nebula in Lepus, aka the Spirograph Nebula. Whoa. Very tiny but very bright. All the channels seem to be blown out in exposure so it would have to be shot much faster.

planetary nebula IC 418 in luminance

Red only, 60 seconds subexposures, 5 stacked shots. FITS Liberator, Paint.NET. North is up; east is left.


Gathered more data on the evening of 4 November 2018.


Wikipedia link: IC 418.

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