With the recent unprecedented run of clear skies I thought I would stick with one target and go for broke!
So with getting about 4 hours sleep a night I decided on going for the centre of the Heart Nebula IC1805 which is known as Melotte 15. There's lots going on there an I was hoping that my scope and ccd combo would produce an interesting target a bit different from the usual.
So using 15 minute subs I managed to get 31 usable exposures in each channel losing a few to PHD throwing epic guiding fits for no apparent reason but to keep me on my toes.
Scope used was the Megrez 72 with the venerable Atik 16hr pulling in the photons.
These are the longest stacks I have ever done with nearly 8hrs of data per channel with the filters mapped to the Hubble palette but the colours slightly muted so as not to blow the detail (this is still work in progress as I'm finding it quite hard to get a good balance of colour and detail without one compromising the other)
Anyway end of waffle
I hope you like this one!!