Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)  ·  Contains:  Extremely wide field
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Barnard's Loop, 



    
        

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Barnard's Loop
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Barnard's Loop

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Canon 24-70mm F/2.8 Lii
Imaging Cameras
QSI 683wsg QSI683wsg · Canon DSLR Canon 60Da
Mounts
Celestron Advanced VX Celestron AVX GEM
Filters
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-series
Software
Photoshop CC · PixInsight PixInsinght
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion 50mm guidescope
Guiding Cameras
Orion SSAG

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 8, 2016
Frames:
52x180" (2h 36')
Integration:
2h 36'
Avg. Moon age:
27.93 days
Avg. Moon phase:
2.88%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 929177

RA center: 05h41m33s.8

DEC center: +02°1604

Pixel scale: 70.560 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -89.782 degrees

Field radius: 24.538 degrees

Resolution: 620x467

Locations: Sutherland dark Skies, Sutherland, Northern Cape, South Africa

Description

As I enter my 4th year of being an astrophotographer, I can finally tick this target off my list.

I've imaged Barnard's before but wasn't satisfied with the result....

And so, it became the 1st target of #EveryNewMoon, an imaging project Cory and I started for 2016.

I'll write more about the project in the next few weeks.

RGB - Canon 60Da

52 x 180 seconds

30 Darks

100 Bias

Integration time: 156 Min. 2h 36m

HA: 12 x 600 Seconds.

No darks or bias

Integration time: 120 min. 2h

Calibrated and Integrated in PixInsight

Total Integration time: 4h 36m

It was very difficult to work with such a rich star field. Shooting at 24mm meant millions of little pin-point stars. 2 Iterations of star reduction, and I'm scared that now the sky appears noisy. But in fact, it's just the ridiculous amount of stars in the image!

Equipment:

Celestron Advance VX

Imaging Cameras:

Canon 60Da

Shot at 24mm, ISO800

QSI 683

Imaging Lens:

Canon 24-70 Lii F/2.8

PixInsight Processing and final finishing off in PhotoShop

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Barnard's Loop, 



    
        

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