This is a 6-panel narrowband image of the heart nebula taken from my backyard near Phoenix Arizona. This image is specifically imaging the Hydrogen gas in the soul and heart nebula. I Used an 80mm Apo refractor and a CCD camera with a hydrogen alpha filter on an Orion Atlas mount which compensates for the earth's rotation allowing for long exposures of deep space objects. This is 20 hours of data captured over 3 clear nights. This is a 6-panel mosaic and a work in progress.
November 7, 2017