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This is an image of NGC7822, taken with 72mm refractor using ASI533MC-Pro camera fitted with L-Enhance filter. The image is made up of 28 sub frames of 180 sec duration and appropriate dark/lights. The target was low down in the murk and the Moon was bright. It demonstrates, I think, the power of these narrowband filters in pretty poor conditions.
NGC 7822 is a young star forming complex in the constellation of Cepheus. The complex encompasses the emission region designated Sharpless 171, and the young cluster of stars named Berkeley 59. The complex also includes one of the hottest stars discovered within 1 kpc of the Sun, namely BD+66 1673, which is an eclipsing binary system consisting of an O5V that exhibits a surface temperature of nearly 45,000 K and a luminosity about 100,000 times that of the Sun.

NGC 7380 is a young open cluster of stars in the northern circumpolar constellation of Cepheus, discovered by Caroline Herschel in 1787. The surrounding emission nebulosity is known colloquially as the Wizard Nebula, which spans an angle of 25′. The nebula is known as S 142 in the 1959 Sharpless catalogue (Sh2-142). It is extremely difficult to observe visually, usually requiring very dark skies and an O-III filter. The NGC 7380 complex is located at a distance of approximately 8.5 kilolight-years from the Sun, in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way.
 
This image is the combination of 18 x 180 sec subs from each of SW72ED/ASI533MC-Pro and Orion ED80/ASI294MC-Pro. The 533 used L-enHance filter and 294 the L-eXtreme filter. The Moon was full and the target was less than 25deg above horizon here in Cornwall.
NGC2237 Rosette Nebula
Taken with ASI294MC-Pro camera on SW ED72 refractor through Optolong Ti-band filter
23 unguided subs of 120secs integrated in APP and final process in Photoshop
NGC2024 Flame Nebula and B33 Horsehead Nebula
Taken with ASI294MC-Pro camera on SW ED72 refractor through Optolong Ti-band filter
20 unguided subs of 180secs integrated in APP and final process in Photoshop
NGC1499 California Nebula
Taken with ASI294MC-Pro camera on SW ED72 refractor through Optolong Ti-band filter
This is a mosaic of two partsa of this object. 20 unguided subs of 120secs of each integrated in APP and final process in Photoshop
Veil Nebula taken with ASI294MC-Pro/SW72 Refractor - Processed in APP
All taken during full Moon and high light pollution
NGC7000 - North American Nebula
ASI294MC-Pro/SW72 Refractor
16 -3 min frames unguided,
Processed in APP
The night skies over Cornwall were very poor, so to 'keep my hand in' I subscribed to the Slooh Telescope for a while.
The image below was recently taken.
Tarantula Nebula
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