I’d like to say this was a Herculean effort preceded by meticulous advance planning and that it involved tremendous feats of endurance. Really, I’d like to say that. But in truth laziness was a much bigger factor. It’s all just too easy with SGP: “hey, I’m already setup for M76 from last night, so let’s just keep it in the target list for tonight’s session. You know how weak that SII signal is!” I really didn’t know I had 59 hours until I counted up all the frames.
These are from 20 minute exposures with a CPC1100, using an SXVR-H694 and Astrodon narrowband filters at 0.6 arcsecs/pixel. More details with the images. Thanks to Ken and Jared for allowing me to get 59 hours of sleep while this all happened.