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Indiana Family Star Party

Camp Cullom
Indiana Astronomical Society
Muncie Astronomy Club
Wabash Valley Astronomical Society
It's Indiana... It's Summer... It's always humid and this year it's smokey skies as well that is until the skies gave us a great weekend!

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Eric B.: This is my image from the second night at IFSP, the globular cluster M15 in Perseus. As seen in the close crop of the cluster, I can't quite get core resolution using this telescope and focal length.  I also cannot resolve the rare planetary nebula, Pease 1, which sits just to the bottom right of the core.

120 x 1 min subs, Celestron C11 @ f/7, QHY 268C with UV/IR cut filter, Images gathered in NINA, and processed in Pixinsight.
Jake W. - Friday and Saturday of IFSP I decided to image the nebulosity (IC1318) surrounding Sadr as it was high in the sky and has lots of interesting dark nebulae.
Unfortunately I did have to toss a some of my data thanks to the dew on my guidescope but I still had a decent amount of workable data. The most difficult part of processing was definitely removing the huge star "halo" around Sadr, and some artifacts of that probably still remain.
~120 x 3min subs, WO Z61 + ASI294MC Pro, processed w/ Pixinsight and Photoshop
The North American and Pelican Nebulae in Cygnus
From John R. - I had originally planned on concurrently capturing H-alpha, Oxygen III, and RGB channels using a parallel three lens and three camera system.

While it was dark at IFSP, sky transparency was limited.  Results for the RGB and Oxygen images were marginal at best.  However, the H-alpha filter was able to cut through the thin layer of Canadian fire smoke and haze.

So here is the The North American and Pelican Nebulae in Cygnus presented in monochrome Hydrogen alpha at 656.28 nm.
This image was taken Friday night (7/21/2023) at IFSP

Narrowband, single wavelength using an Astrodon 3nm H-alpha filter.
Stack of 12 of ten minutes each.
Total of 120 minutes exposure time.
ASI1600 mono cooled camera at -15C with a 1x1 bin.
Canon EF 200mm lens at f/4.0 using a Geoptik EOS Adapter.
Losmandy G811 mount unguided.
Processed using Nebulosity and Photoshop with star reduction algorithms.
Rho Ophiuchi
Xianfan X. - Here is a quick shot of Rho Ophiuchi at the IFSP last night, a total of 40 mins after the cloud cleared and before the last "shuttle" left the site. (No comparison with those images on internet, but is the best I have taken so far.)
Imaging 'scope': Samyang 135 mm F/2 lens @ F/2, camera: ZWO ASI294MC @ -10 C, 1 min x 40, mount: Skyguider pro.