I first shot this nebula a few month back from my in-law’s Bortle 4 skies, but had issues with focusing and had to throw out most of the frames. Since its size pairs so nicely with my telescope/camera combination, I just had to try it again. This time from my own Bortle 7 skies, but with a ton more integration time. This was shot for about 5 hours each night over an entire week. Giving me over 30 hours of integration time!


Lights: 60ish x 600 second exposures each of SII, Ha, OIII and 10 x 60 seconds of R, G, B for the stars

Darks: 30 x 600 second exposures

30 flat and 30 bias exposures

Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro

Telescope: Sky Watcher Esprit 100

Guiding: 50mm f/3.8 and ASI120MM Mini

Computer: ASIAIR Plus

Mount: Sky Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Power: Jackery 240

Processing: PixInsight, Starnet v2, NoiseXTerminator and Photoshop