December: Test shots with new scopes/mounts
Dec 21: TMB 80/480 Arrives!
Dec 3: AP1200 Arrives!
Nov 30: TMB 152/1200 Arrives!
This is IC 1848, aka, the Soul Nebula in the constellation of Cassiopeia. Like others, I think this object's shape is more reminiscent of a fetus, or even of the Star Child in 2001: A Space Odyssey.
This image is "first light" with the William Optics focal reducer, which appears to be the best match for the ED80 as determined by my ED80 Focal Reducer Shootout. I'd say it does a mighty fine job.
This image isn't bad, but could probably use more exposure. It dawned on me only after the fact that 3hrs of f/6 is equivalent to only 2hrs at f/5. Another night perhaps. A higher-resolution image is also available. North is up.