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Catherine Hyde
Cambria, CA USA
06:20 pm

Equipment Details:

Willams Optics Redcat51 scope, Nikon D810A DSLR camera, Astro-Physics Mach2 tracking mount, guiding scope, camera and software.

Post-processing Details:

Processed the stars and nebulosity separately in both PixInsight and Photoshop.

Image Details:

This is the Heart and Soul Nebulae, both of which are quite large. I've never been able to frame them together in one image before. But this new Redcat51 is very small, with just a 250mm focal length. It does great things with wide fields. This is 89 300-second images stacked together, or a little under 7 1/2 hours total exposure time.

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