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Caldwell 9 - The Cave Nebula
Okay, now this one is a personal best by far. I shot it for the first time 2 years ago and was pretty disappointed with the outcome. I shied away from it last year knowing that it kicked my butt the year before. So this year I decided to conquer it! One night dedicated to only this target. I shot from 10pm to 4:50am and with the acquisition, focus, meridian flip, refocusing, etc I ended up with 5 hours and 30 minutes. I can say that I am very pleased with this image. If this was all I came home with I'd be happy! So everything else is just icing on the cake baby!
Scope: Vixen ED103S with WO Flat 4 0.8x FR/FF
Mount: Orion Atlas EQ-G with GoTo
Guiding: Meade DSI Pro and PHD Guiding
Guide Scope: ATM 60mm f/4.1 Achromat
Camera: Canon EOS 1000D (Modified / Peltier Cooled to 34F)
Special Settings: None
Exposure: 5 hours 30 minutes (66 x 300s)
Processing Software: Acquired in Nebulosity with High Dither, Calibration and Stacking in Deep Sky Stacker, Levels/Curves/Enhancements in Photoshop
Support Files: 40 flats, 40 bias, 12 darks