Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  California nebula  ·  IC 353  ·  IC 360  ·  Maia nebula  ·  Merope nebula  ·  NGC 1432  ·  NGC 1435  ·  NGC 1499  ·  Part of the constellation Perseus (Per)  ·  The star Atik (ζPer)  ·  The star Atlas (27Tau)  ·  The star Electra (17Tau)  ·  The star Merope (23Tau)  ·  The star εPer  ·  The star ηTau  ·  The star κ1Tau  ·  The star ξPer  ·  The star οPer  ·  The star υTau
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Ice and Fire (v2), 


            Ivaylo Stoynov
Ice and Fire (v2)
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Ice and Fire (v2)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Samyang Lens 85mm f/1.4

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 6D

Mounts: Takahashi EM-200

Software: PixInsight PixInsinght 1.8 RC7  ·  APT - Astro Photography Tool

Dates:Feb. 6, 2016

Frames: 51x180" ISO2000

Integration: 2.5 hours

Flats: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 27.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.74%

Mean SQM: 21.36

Temperature: -5.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 951868

RA center: 3h 56' 53"

DEC center: +30° 10' 51"

Pixel scale: 48.798 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -88.588 degrees

Field radius: 12.734 degrees

Resolution: 1538x1080

Locations: Nedelkovo, near Sofia, Bulgaria

Data source: Backyard


For my good luck the weather allowed to make a second try on this area, this time with enough frames :)

No guiding. Used is the APT's internal dithering with direct mount control. Lens is at f/4, camera is not modified.

AAPOD on 2016/04/18 (http://aapodx2.com/2016/20160418.html).



Ivaylo Stoynov
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Ice and Fire (v2), 


            Ivaylo Stoynov

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