Nebula Sh2-264 - 29 December 2008

Weather, weather, weather. Almost three months was the situation awful. I was nervous and I felt discontinuation symptoms. All changed at the end of the year. Sky was clear and I had good conditions for astronomy. I decided to improve quality of picture with Barnad's loop (Sh2-276) and nebula Sh2-264 in constellation of Orion. But in the end I captured only part because (yes – you guessed) of the weather. End of the last year was not good astronomy in this locality. This is picture with faint nebula Sh2-264.

Technical information:
Optics:Pancolar 50/1,8 + Baader H-alfa 7nm filter*
Focal:50mm
Aperature:4
Exposure:10x10min + 15x10 min*
Date and time:29 December 2008 from 18:30 UTC
Location:Central Europe, Slovakia, Cadca, village Zakopcie
Atmosphere:clear sky
Pointation:autopointation with Orestegor 300/4
Mount:home made
Software:Subraw + Registax + Photoshop
ISO/ASA:1600
Camera:modified Canon 350D

H-alfa

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