Reflection Nebula NGC 2626 - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Reflection Nebula NGC 2626

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Reflection Nebula NGC 2626
NGC 2626 is a seldom photographed, spectacular reflection nebula in a sea of hydrogen emission clouds.


  • 45x 300s CLS-CCD light pollution filter
  • 78x 300s Red
  • 78x 300s Green
  • 30x 300s Blue

Total integration 19 hours 15 minutes. Focal length: 1980mm


  • Celestron 11" EdgeHD
  • Celestron 0.7x EdgeHD focal reducer
  • Skywatcher EQ8 Pro mount
  • QSI 683-ws8 Camera @ -15°C
  • Astronomik CLS-CCD light pollution filter
  • Astrodon RGB Gen2 E-Series Tru-Balance filters
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider
  • Innovations Foresight ONAG
  • Starlight Instruments Feather Touch Focuser


  • Exposed over 8 nights between 29th February 2019 and 29th March 2020
  • Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)


  • Planning & camera alignment with Aladin 10
  • Captured with TheSkyX Professional
  • Guiding with PHD2
  • PixInsight: Calibrate, align, integrate, dynamic background extraction, LRGB combination, noise reduction, photometric color calibration, masked stretch, local histogram equalization, curves, crop.