Subject
IC 434 and B33
Date
14th March 2003
Telescope or Lens
Vixen ED102SS
Mount
GP DX
Camera
SXV H9
Filters
Schuler 10nm Ha
Total Exposures L 90 min R   G   B  
Sub exposure
2 x 15 and 2 x 30 min
Binning
Luminance 1x1
Field of view and resolution
Approx 46 x 34 Arcminute. 2 Arcsec / Pixel
Comments  
Guiding was through the Celestron 80mm at f/5 using the MX5C, and a guide exposure of 2 seconds. Bias frame subtracted, flat fielded, stacked and processed in Astroart. The picture has been reduced to approx 2/3 actual size. There is a reflection from the bright star (Zeta). The focus also seems a bit soft. The subject was quite low to the horizon and I think that this was my last chance this season from my location. The moon was also very bright showing that the filter enables shooting through brighter skys and light pollution.