Integrated Flux Nebula

Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN) or high galactic latitude nebulae

M81/M82 with background IFN

4/4/2021

This is a test image with a Sigma 105mm Art lens last night. Fantastic lens but not quite convinced on the quality of the stars and am struggling to get rid of coma. This is taken at f/1.4 and has been cropped a little. 

Telescope / lens Sigma 105 mm f1.4 ART
Camera ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro
Mount Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT
Integration 9 hours 40 mins

M81/M82 & Surrounding IFN

4/22/2020

Two frame mosaic of M81/M82 & Surrounding IFN. Each frame is approx 13 hours in LRGB. Amazing to be-able to capture so much IFN from Bortle 5 skies.

Telescope / lens RASA8
Camera ZWO 1600MM Pro
Mount AZEQ6
Integration 26 hours 19 mins

Polaris Integrated Flux Nebula

3/27/2020

This is a small area of integrated flux nebula (IFN) near to Polaris. I just love the jellyfish like structure, it makes me think of some strange sea creature swimming through the depths of a dark ocean.
Taken over several nights during our first clear spell of the year here in the UK.

Telescope / lens RASA8
Camera ZWO 1600MM Pro
Mount AZEQ6
Integration 15 hours 34 mins