IC 417

About image 

IC 417, known as the Spider Nebula, is a large emission nebula visible in the constellation Auriga, not far from the Flaming Star Nebula IC 405 and the Tadpoles Nebula NGC 1893.
The nebula IC 417 is linked to open cluster Stock 8 and is home to star formation processes: its estimated distance is between 6800 and 7500 light years.
The image is an LRGB combination, with R channel reinforced with Ha signal.

Technical data
Optic         GSO RC12 Truss - Aperture 304mm, focal lenght 2432mm, f/8
Mount       10Micron GM2000 HPSII
Camera        ZWO ASI 2600 MM Pro with filter wheel 7 positions
Filters        Astrodon Gen2 E-Serie Tru-Balance 50mm unmounted LRGB  and Ha 5nm
Guiding system   ZWO OAG-L with guide camera ASI 174MM
Exposure details  L 45x300" bin3 -15C gain 100

             R 13x300" bin3 -15C gain 100
             G 14x300" bin3 -15C gain 100
          B 14x300" bin3 -15C gain 100

             Ha 41x300" bin3 -15C gain 100
Total integration  10h35'
Acquisition      Voyager, PHD2
Processing      Pixinsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, StarXTerminator, NoiseXTerminator, BlurXTerminator
SQM-L       21.07   
Location       Promiod (Aosta Valley, Italy), own remote observatory
Date           10/11 October, 7 November, 18 December2023


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