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Contains:  The star 26Cep, The star 25Cep, The star 19Cep, The star 20Cep, The star ξCep
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sh2-140 in Cepheus, 


            Yuichi Kawamoto
sh2-140 in Cepheus

sh2-140 in Cepheus

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Borg 55FLBORG 67FL

Imaging cameras:QHYCCD QHY16200A MonoCanon KissX4


Guiding telescope or lens:Takahashi GT-40

Guiding camera:QHYCCD QHY 5L-II mono

Focal reducers:BORG Reducer 0.8x DGQ55 [7880]Borg 7108

Software:PixInsight APT


Resolution: 3488x4407

Dates:Sept. 3, 2016Nov. 3, 2016Nov. 5, 2016

IDAS HEUIBII: 128x140" ISO1600
IDAS HEUIBII: 50x300" -15C bin 1x1
IDAS HEUIBII: 10x60" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 9.3 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~16

Bias: ~38

Avg. Moon age: 3.52 days

Avg. Moon phase: 14.73% job: 1337026

RA center: 334.871 degrees

DEC center: 63.501 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.632 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.573 degrees

Field radius: 2.835 degrees

Locations: Mt. Fuji Tarobo Parking, Gotenba, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan


Very faint emission nebulae area except sh2-140 in the center.

Detailed acquisition information is as follows:

[Exposure Time]
L Images:
Sept. 3, 2016 and Nov. 3, 2016
300 secs x 50 frames
60 secs x 10 frame
total exposure 260 minutes.

RGB Images(nebula):
Sept. 3, 2016, Nov. 3, 2016 and Nov. 5, 2016
140 secs x 128 frames
total exposure 299 minutes

RGB Images(stars):
Nov. 5, 2016
R: 300 secs x 6 frames, G: 300 secs x 4 frames, B: 300 secs x 6 frames
total exposure 80 minutes

Total exposure time: 639 minutes

Equipment for L:
Borg 67FL + 7108 reducer, fl324mm F4.8
QHYCCD QHY16200A mono, -15 degrees Celsius, binx1
HEUIB-II + TS Optics L Filter

Equipment for RGB(nebula):
Borg 55FL + 7880 reducer, fl200mm F3.6
Cannon EOS Kiss X4 (IR modified), ISO1600

Equipment for RGB(stars):
Borg 67FL + 7108 reducer, fl324mm F4.8
QHYCCD QHY16200A mono, -15 degrees Celsius, binx2
HEUIB-II + TS Optics RGB Filter

Common Equipment:
Mount: iOptron CEM60
Guiding Telescope: Takahashi GT-40
Guiding Camera: QHYCCD QHY-5IIL

Capturing Software: APT Version 3.12
Guiding Software: PHD2 Version 2.61

Processing Software: PixInsight
Photoshop CC

L images for the LRGB were composition of images with cooled CCD Camera QHY16200A, while RGB images were from DSLR EOS Kiss X4.



Yuichi Kawamoto
License: None (All rights reserved)


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sh2-140 in Cepheus, 


            Yuichi Kawamoto