Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6979
Pickering's Triangle - RHO, 


            Kristof Dierick
Pickering's Triangle - RHO
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Pickering's Triangle - RHO

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: TS Optics TS 130/910 Photoline

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600mm-Cool

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6 GOTO Synscan

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60/280 Guiderscope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MC

Focal reducers: TS PHOTOLINE 0,79x 3" reducer/flattener TSRED379

Software: N.I.N.A  ·  PixInsight 1.8.8-6 Ripley PixInsight  ·  PHD2 2.6.9  ·  Photoshop CS2

Filters: Astronomik OIII 31mm 6nm  ·  Astronomik Ha 31mm 6nm  ·  Astronomik Red 31mm

Dates:Sept. 18, 2020

Frames: 28x300"

Integration: 2.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 1.21 days

Avg. Moon phase: 1.64%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3948246

RA center: 20h 49' 11"

DEC center: +31° 36' 0"

Pixel scale: 1.064 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 88.521 degrees

Field radius: 0.820 degrees

Resolution: 4391x3400

Locations: Backyard - Aan de kerk, Mielen-boven-Aalst, Limburg, Belgium

Data source: Backyard


This is definitely not may best picture yet of this object. It came to be after doing some testing with my new equipment. Eventually I collected about 2,3 hrs of useful data. So I admit far too less of data for an outstanding image. Nevertheless I'm quite happy with the result given circumstances.
Red 12x120"
Ha 13x300"
OIII 10x300"


Sky plot

Sky plot


Pickering's Triangle - RHO, 


            Kristof Dierick