Contains: IC 417, NGC 1893, IC 410, Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, The star φAur, The star 19Aur, The star 16Aur, The star 14Aur
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8 pannels mosaic in Aurigae - IC405, IC410 and IC417 - LRGB composition - HST palette

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Imaging camera: Alta U8300

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ106ED

Guiding camera: Atik 16IC

Filter: Ha 5nm

Accessory: Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel

Resolution: 4823x7044

Dates: Jan. 23, 2016

Frames: 116x600"

Integration: 19.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.19 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.63% job: 927773

RA center: 80.068 degrees

DEC center: 33.853 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.104 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.511 degrees

Field radius: 2.496 degrees

Locations: Observatoire personnel, Vérossaz, Valais, Switzerland


116 raw images of 10 minutes each
19h20 total exposure from 11/01/2015 to 26/12/2015 + SHO data captured in 2013
A full resolution of 7044x4823 pixels for a total of 34 MPixels
FOV 4.5° x 3.6°
50 bias + 50 dark + 50 flats for calibration in CCDStack


Takahashi FSQ106ED @f/5 530mm focal length with ONAG XT (, Apogee Alta U8300 monochrome @-30°C and Astrodon narrowband H-alpha on 10micron GM2000 HPS II

Software: MaximDL to capture - SkySurveyor to calculate mosaic tiles and to automatically move the scope to the next tile coordinate - SharpLock to keep the optical train perfectly focused - CCDStack to calibrate, register, normalize, data reject and combine - Registar and PixInsight for mosaic assembly - Photoshop CC and PixInsight color composition and non-linear streching.



David Lindemann

Sky plot

Sky plot


8 pannels mosaic in Aurigae - IC405, IC410 and IC417 - LRGB composition - HST palette, 


        David Lindemann