Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  NGC 7822  ·  NGC7822  ·  Sh2-171
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Cepheus Pilars (NGC7822), 


            Jose Carballada
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service TS Photoline 107mm f/6.5 Super-Apo  ·  Altair Astro RC250-TT 10" RC Truss Tube

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM-Cool  ·  ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6R Pro  ·  Mesu 200 Mk2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG Deluxe  ·  Teleskop Service TSOAG9 Off-Axis Guider

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290 Mini  ·  ZWO ASI174 Mini

Focal reducers: Riccardi Reducer/Flattener 0.75x  ·  Telescope-Service TS 2" Flattener

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon S-II 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series 36mm

Accessory: Pegasus Astro Ultimate Powerbox v2  ·  Pegasus Astro Falcon Rotator  ·  ZWO EFW  ·  Astrolink 4.0 mini  ·  MoonLite NiteCrawler WR30  ·  TALON6 R.O.R  ·  MoonLite CSL 2.5" Focuser with High Res Stepper Motor

Dates:Sept. 11, 2020Sept. 14, 2020Oct. 11, 2020Oct. 12, 2020Oct. 14, 2020Oct. 15, 2020

Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 200x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 200x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 460x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm: 260x600" (gain: 178.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm: 260x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 200x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 168.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 20.12%

Astrometry.net job: 3976891

RA center: 0h 3' 14"

DEC center: +67° 16' 4"

Pixel scale: 0.579 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.709 degrees

Field radius: 0.546 degrees

Resolution: 3171x2274

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


Cepheus Pilars (NGC7822) in Hα-SII/OIII/OIII+rgb.

It's a mosaic of 2x1 panels providing a original drizzle resolution of 12K and reduced to 3k for showing purposes.

Was challenging acquire and process all that amount of data, more than 160 hours of integration time in two panels of 80 hours each one.
It was captured in 18 sessions, between September 10th and October 15th with my dual setup.

NGC 7822 is a young star forming complex in the constellation of Cepheus.
The complex encompasses the emission region designated Sharpless 171, and the young cluster of stars named Berkeley 59.
The complex is believed to be some 800-1000 pc distant (3,000 light years), with the younger components aged no more than a few million years.
(credits Wikipedia)



Jose Carballada
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  • Cepheus Pilars (NGC7822), 


            Jose Carballada
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    Cepheus Pilars (NGC7822), 


            Jose Carballada


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Cepheus Pilars (NGC7822), 


            Jose Carballada