LDN183 Dark Nebulae

Something really difficult to shoot as a subject already on its own and in any case to shoot from the northern hemisphere, I tried from the Alps.


Optics: Takahashi FSQ-106EDXIII F/5 530mm. - APO Refractor
Mount: AP Mach1 GTO
Camera: Moravian G4-16000 Mark II
Filters: Astrodon E Series Gen II LRGBHA 50mm squared
Guiding Systems: SX Lodestar
Dates/Times: 2020
Location: Pragelato - Turin - Italy
Exposure Details: L:R:G:B => 275:80:60:60 = > (55x5):(16x5):(12x5):(12x5) [num x minutes] color bin 2
Cooling Details: -25 °C
Acquisition: Voyager Astrophotography Automation
Processing: CCDStack2+, PS CC, StarXTerminator
Mean FWHM: 1.21 / 2.05
SQM-L: 20.11 / 21.01

That is a really lovely image and field. It gets to a reasonable elevation for me, I should have a try when it is up again.

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Absolutely Beautiful

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Fantastic! What a lovely contrast of colours and objects :+1: I may try it from London :joy:

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Sure you will do a fantastic job :joy:


Hello Leonardo,

this is a fantastic shot and at the same time a great object tip. I’ll have to add it to my list right away…


Thank you Markus … really appreciated your comment.

This is the APOD from a really talented AP realized from Namibia:

All the best

Wow, nicely done Leo… First time I’ve seen an image of this object.


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