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M78 – Reflection Nebula

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M78 – Reflection Nebula in Orion – IAS Remote Test – Dec 2021 – LRGB v1

A northern sky object (by just a few arc minutes ;-) from southern skies.

All details at Astrobin.

IAS – International Amateuersternwarte e.V. – Hakos Observatory, Namibia
Test of IAS remote telescope “Klein-Lukas”
Remote team: F. Hund, J. Obstfelder, L. Demetz, M. Mushardt, T. Klemmer, T. Winterer, M. Junius
Takahashi Epsilon 160, 10Micron GM3000 HPS, QHY268M, Chroma LRGB filters
210 x L, 64 x R, 70 x G, 62 x B, 60s each, mode 1, gain 56, offset 30, -10C, 4 x 20 skyflats, 12 darks
Total time: 24360s / 6h46
Data calibration/integration: PixInsight
Image processing: PixInsight, Photoshop, Lightroom

IAS Remote First Light

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NGC 2070 – Tarantula Nebula – First Light IAS Remote – Nov 2021 – Modified Hubble Palette 1a

IAS – International Amateuersternwarte e.V. – Hakos Observatory, Namibia

First light of IAS remote telescope “Klein-Lukas”, Details at Astrobin.

Remote team: F. Hund, J. Obstfelder, L. Demetz, M. Mushardt, T. Klemmer, T. Winterer, M. Junius

Alas, the setup had to be done in a hurry with many problems and the Epsilon is badly collimated at this point in time. A planned maintenance trip now most likely faces travel restrictions.

So please bear with the image quality, especially on the left side. ;-)

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More H-alpha

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Sharpless 154 and 155 Cave Nebula – Ha BW – Nov 2021 v1
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IC 417 Emission Nebula and Friends – Ha BW – Nov 2021 v1

A completely clear night – not that many of them lately – provided several hours of H-alpha to catch the nebulosities above. Meanwhile I switched from the Optolong LRGBSHO filter set to the new Baader CMOS-optimized filters. At least H-alpha seems to work better in the combination with the Esprit 100 ED and QHY 268M, but still some problems with the flats.

See Astrobin here and here for details.

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Fagradalsfjall Volcano Eruption

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Fagradalsfjall Volcano Eruption #1

A trip to Iceland in September, with high hopes to see the Fagradalsfjall volcano in action. At first a bit disappointed, because activities stopped just before we arrived, we were lucky on the last but one day and the fourth hike into the volcano area. A splendid display of lava fountains and flows from the late afternoon into the night. More images/videos to come!