Contains:  Extremely wide field
Cygnus and the Northern Milky Way, 


            Jason Guenzel

Cygnus and the Northern Milky Way

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Rokinon 14mm f/2.8 IF ED UMC

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI533MC Pro

Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  starnet++  ·  Adobe Photoshop  ·  PHD 2

Filters: Radian Telescopes 2" Triad Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband filter

Dates:June 24, 2020

Frames:Radian Telescopes 2" Triad Ultra Quad-Band Narrowband filter: 10x180" (gain: 0.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.76%

Basic astrometry details job: 3637755

Resolution: 1080x1080

Data source: Backyard


I took this shot of the northern Milky Way, including all of the Cygnus constellation and on up to Cepheus. The field of view is pretty massive here, 45 degrees on a side with a diagonal of over 60 degrees. That means it stretches 1/3 of the visible sky!

Avid night sky photographers should be able to start picking out recognizable target after target. It’s so cool to see them all in relation to each other. If you are anything like me, you noticed some areas that look interesting that are rarely photographed.

What makes it a little unique is that this was my first try at the Milky Way from significant light pollution in narrowband with the Radian Triad Ultra filter. The results are intriguing. The setup was a little tricky and I’m still dialing things in. So, this is a simple sneak peek.

This little ASI533MC camera is so clean, I didn't even use calibration frames for this image. This amounted to a test of the backspacing but I loved the initial results. More to follow!



Cygnus and the Northern Milky Way, 


            Jason Guenzel

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