In this place where love is endless and so pure, is so pure" (Renaissance, Eva's Pond).
Another year has past and a new one has begun. My prayer for you this morning is that this coming year might be one in which you grow in love, and others grow in their love for you.
One of the things I find so attractive about Astronomy as a hobby is the incredible peace I find outside looking at the stars or inside looking at God's handiwork. And astroimaging for me is way of connecting even more intimately with the night sky and all the wonders it has to behold.
Last year finished out well on the Astronomy front. I had clear skies both the 30th and 31st of December. Imaging was a great way to finish the old year and bring in the new. Auriga continues to be well placed, and I started imaging IC 410, the Tadpoles.
I have imaged this area before, but I used my AT8RC. This time I wanted to use the Stellarvue 80 and go wide getting some of the wispy nebulosity in the area. I also have an OIII filter and wanted to use that here as well.
Here is the result of 9 hours integration time in Ha (9 subs of 1 hour each binned 1x1).
And here is a BiColor rendition using the 10 hours of OIII subs (1 hour each binned 1x1) gathered last night.