Saturn Nebula - Adam Lundie - Eatons Hill Observatory

Saturn Nebula

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Saturn Nebula
The Saturn Nebula is a tiny but complex planetary nebula, ~4000 light years away in Aquarius. The Saturn Nebula gets its name from its resemblance to the planet Saturn to the observer.


  • 69x 180s 6nm S-II
  • 65x 180s 6nm H-α
  • 62x 180s 6nm O-III

Total integration 9.8 hours.


  • Celestron 11" EdgeHD
  • Skywatcher EQ8-Rh mount
  • QSI 683-ws8 Camera @ -15°C
  • Astronomik 6nm narrowband filters
  • Starlight Xpress Lodestar X2 Autoguider
  • Starlight Xpress Large Format Active Optics
  • Starlight Instruments On Axis Guider


  • Imaged over 4 nights between 17th and 24th October 2020.
  • Orange zone in Brisbane, Australia. (Bortle 7)


  • Planning & camera alignment with Aladin 10
  • Captured with TheSkyX Professional
  • Guiding with PHD2
  • FocusLock live focusing
  • PixInsight: Calibrate, align, stack, deconvolution, pixelmath SHO combination, histogram stretch, curves, HDR multiscale transform, local histogram equalization.