Running Man Nebula NGC1977 w/ QHY12 CCD

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'Running Man Nebula NGC1977 w/ QHY12 CCD'

Running Man Nebula NGC1977 w/ QHY12 CCD

[Public Domain] 17 Feb 2015 Dylan O'Donnell
CATEGORY : Astrophotography
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So recently I bought a new camera for my deep space pursuits, a QHY12 One shot colour CCD and it’s a totally different ballgame! It’s cooled to -15 degrees c while it takes the exposures.

This is my third attempt at imaging with it and I’ve finally come to grips with the process. As a scientific camera, the data is much harder to process than a normal photo. My first few attempts were pretty ordinary!

I won’t go into the boring nerdy details now but I am happy with this quick (20 minutes) of data, stacked with dark frames. I’ve never been able to get this dust detail before and I’m really excited to see it there!

By comparison the EIGHTY minutes of data I took with my Canon DSLR for this photo of the same nebula doesn’t even come close.

 

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