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

Technical card

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

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm guidescope

Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight PixInsinght

Filters: Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-series


Dates:Jan. 8, 2016

Frames: 52x180"

Integration: 2.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.93 days

Avg. Moon phase: 2.88%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 929177

RA center: 5h 41' 33"

DEC center: +2° 16' 4"

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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