This is a part of NGC 7822:
This starforming region is about 3,000 lightyears away and you find it in the constellation of Cepheus. I chose this because I kind of like the cloudy objects best. Also on this image, you can see the open starcluster Berkeley 59 on the bottom left.
For this image I chose to reduce the focal length of my telescope by using a "Reducer". That gives me more field of view and more light. The downside is that I always get problems with this lense. In the upper right quadrant of the image you see a white arch of light that presumably comes from some kind of flare, caused by a street light. I will try to remove this flare when I finish the image processing.
Right now this image is made of 31 single images at ISO800 and 600 seconds each. The full moon and bad weather keep me from completing this image. With the nights now becoming much longer, I expect to finish this one with the next session, hopefully in November 2012.
Update: Unfortunately not only November, but also December were totally clouded out. So this one is another addition to the category: "let's try next year".
|Exposure:||31 x 600s, ISO800|
|Camera:||Canon EOS 1100D, modified + CLS CCD Clipfilter|
|Telescope:||10" GSO RC, 1340mm (Astro Physics CCDT67 Reducer)|
|Guiding:||OAG with Lodestar and PHD|
|EIP:||Fitswork and Gimp|