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NGC2174 - The Monkey Head Nebula. It is an HII emission nebula within the constellation of Orion. It is estimated to be some 6,400 light years from Earth. This was taken using the SW Quattro P250 scope using an ASI533MC-0Pro camera and an Optolong L-Enhance filter. Only subs at 180 secs wre possible before the cloud came down. Processed in Astro Pixel Processor and finished in Photoshop.
The Horsehead Nebula - also known as Barnard 33. it is a small dark nebula within the Orion Molecular Cloud Complex. The bright area in the lower left is glow from the bright star Alnitak, just out of frame. This was taken using the SW Quattro P250 scope using an ASI533MC-0Pro camera and an Optolong L-Enhance filter. 43 subs at 120 secs, processed in Astro Pixel Processor and finished in Photoshop.
IC318: Sadr Region. The bright star is Sadr or Gamma Cygnus. This was taken concurrently with the image on the left. Taken through SW EV50 using ASI294MC camera/L-Extreme filter. 30 subs of 180 secs. Processed with darks/flats.
The Running Man Nebula - Sharpless 279, in Orion. This is the 'smaller brother' to M42 the Great Orion Nebula. In this image the edges of M42 can be seen in the right hand side.
This was taken using the SW Quattro P250 scope using an ASI533MC-0Pro camera and an Optolong L-Enhance filer. 43 subs at 180 secs, processed in Astro Pixel Processor and finished in Photoshop.
IC1805: Heart Nebula. This is the central part of the Heart Nebula, taken through SW 250mm Quattro Astrograph using ASI533MC with L-Enhance filter. 51 subs of 180 secs. Guided using ASI120MC vis ASI OAG.
This image of the area around Orion shows Barnard's Loop. It was taken using an ASI294MC-Pro camera through a 28mm f2.8 camera lens.
The Moon was in second quarter resulting in a very flat rather washed out image, which took a lot of stretching to bring out the faint nebulosity that is Barnard's Loop
M27: Dumbbell Nebula. Taken through SW 250mm Quattro Astrograph using ASI533MC with L-Enhance filter. 32 subs of 180 secs. Guided using ASI120MC vis ASI OAG.
IC318: Sadr Region. The bright star is Sadr or Gamma Cygnus. Taken through SW 250 Quattro using ASI533MC camera/L-Enhance filter. 31 subs of 180 secs.
IC1795: Fishhead Nebula, also know as Northen Bear Nebula. This object is a bright emission nebula about 70 l-yrs across and around 6,000 l-yrs from Earth, in Cassiopeia.. Taken through SW 250 Quattro using ASI533MC camera/L-Enhance filter. 31 subs of 180 secs.
Ced 214 is part of the large nebulous complex in Cepheus that also includes NGC 7822. 43 subs of 180 seconds taken through the f4 P250 using the ASI533-MC-Pro camera and L-eNhance filter.
NGC 281 Pacman is a bright emission nebula in Cassiopeia. 43 subs of 180 seconds taken through the f4 P250 using the ASI533-MC-Pro camera and L-eNhance filter.
IC1805 Heart Nebula. IC1795 Fishhead can be seen to the left of centre. This was taken concurrently with the image on the left. Taken through SW EV50 using ASI294MC camera/L-Extreme filter. 31 subs of 180 secs. Processed with darks/flats.

Sh2-155 Cave Nebula. Diffuse nebula in Cepheus. 43 subs of 180 seconds taken through the f4 P250 using the ASI533-MC-Pro camera and L-eNhance filter.
NGC 7635 Bubble is an H II region emmission nebula in Cassiopeia. 32 subs of 180 seconds taken through the f4 P250 using the ASI533-MC-Pro camera and L-eNhance filter.
The night skies over Cornwall were very poor, so I subscribed to the SLOOH Telescope for a while, to 'keep my hand in'. Using a remote scope such as SLOOH does have the advantage of being able to 'see' those targets which are mostly or always below the horizon.
The image below is an example.
Tarantula Nebula
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