IC 1275-1275 and NGC 6559

Emission and reflection nebula
in Sagittarius in HaLRGB
Other image sizes
1024 x 768
1420 x 1040


Optics Celestron 80ED @ f/5.6 , guided with an 8" LX200 Classic @ f/6.3
Mount LX200
Camera Starlight Xpress SXV-H9
Filter Astronomik RGBIIc filters and 13nm Ha filter, IDAS filter for LRGB frames
Exposure Ha - 200 min X 10 min,  L - 90 min x 4 min Ha, RGB - 270 min. : 90 min ea. x 4 min.
Processing Acquired in AstroArt3,DDP. , final work in Photoshop7
Date 07.20.06-07.25.06
Location Elk Grove, CA
Notes Seeing and transparency were very poor, with extremely high evening temperatures; ~ 90 Deg. F. Using the Celestron F/6.3 reducer with the C80ED showed alignment/coma issues.  The camera appears to be tilted in the x-axis as witnessed by the star shapes on the right side of the image.  I massaged the results in PS, to alleviate this result, but it is still noticable.  The combination of low altitude of this object and poor seeing made the color data very sparse, even with the longer exposure times.