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Hear is IC2118, the Witch Head Nebula, a target I've been trying to image for the last 4 years but the weather had never cooperated. Finally this week I managed to get a few hours on it even though the seeing was not the best.
This was captured on January 2nd and 3rd using the Zenithstar 61 at 360mm with the QHY268C. Comprised of 51 x 300sec subs for a total of 4hrs 15min. Processed in APP and Pixinsight. Thx for looking and C&C always welcomed.
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very nice smoke , thx .
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Congratulations Alex on having your image selected as todays TSS APOD!

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Congrats on the APOD! A totally awesome capture, she's as plain as the nose on her face and the wart on her chin!
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That's amazing Alex!
Congratulations on the APOD!
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Hello Alex. This is a beautiful Witch Head Nebula (IC 2118) image. Although only 900 light-years from Earth and an interesting winter time target, this faint object is difficult to capture. You have excellent contrast and lots of detailed galactic cloud dust in your processed data. Thanks for sharing this fine work with us Alex and congratulations on receiving the TSS APOD Award today.
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A wonderful Witch Head Alex! Your wait paid off big!

Amazing image for only 4 hours of integration.

Very well done and congratulations on the apod.
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Looks amazing! Well done, Alex! Congrats for APOD!
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Very nice.
I have always enjoued seeing images of "The Witches Head".
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Gordon wrote: Wed Jan 05, 2022 5:15 pm Congratulations Alex on having your image selected as todays TSS APOD!

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Thank you for the TSS APOD Gordon, much appreciated.

Thx everyone for your king comments.
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Excellent image and congrats on the APOD :)
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Excellent job of pulling out this faint target. APOD is well deserved.

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Thats a great image - i love that target and really want o try it but its pretty low for me so will need several nights i think.
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Very nice image with excellent depth!

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Hi Alex
Excellent shot. This is a faint object. You've done very well to get its intensity/density up so high.

Congratulations on the APOD
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Wonderful capture and nice tone and detail for just 4 hours. Congrats on a well deserved TSS APOD.
I got a ZS61 for Christmas and can't wait to try it out on this and similar objects.
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