IC410 - Diffuse Nebula in Auriga
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Date Taken: September 3, 2005              Location:  Anza, CA
Equipment:  Takahashi FS152 telescope & SBIG STL11000   - Luminance
                  Takahashi FSQ106 & SBIG STL4020 - Color

Notes:
This is part of my first tandem imaging project.  Both scope/camera combinations were imaging simultaneously and data was combined in RegiStar.  The seperate imaging systems were precisely aligned using a prototype  alignment device from Robin Casady (http://www.robincasady.com/Astro/).
                  LRGB = 120/30/40/40 - 4 hours of data acquired in 2 hours
IC410 in Auriga

Magnitude

Size -
40'

Description:
Faint, diffuse nebula with nice open cluster (NGC1893)
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Date Taken: September & Dedember, 2005              Location:  Southern CA
Equipment:  Borg 77ED telescope & SBIG ST2000
                 
Takahashi FS152 telescope & SBIG STL11000   - Luminance
                  Takahashi FSQ106 & SBIG STL4020 - Color

Notes:
This image represents a joint venture with Vince Bert.  We both imaged the object independently and later merged our files.  Vince used 14 twenty minute exposures with an AstroDon Ha filter.  The LRGB details are below.  Vince's original image is at http://rattlesnakeobservatory.com/IC410.html .  We both think the sum is greater than the parts :)
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Bill's Original LRGB Image Work