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Image of the day 07/30/2016

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    Angel Nebula - Mandel Wilson 2 - IFN Galore!, 


            Paddy Gilliland
    Angel Nebula - Mandel Wilson 2 - IFN Galore!

    Angel Nebula - Mandel Wilson 2 - IFN Galore!

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3326x2504

    Dates:May 11, 2016June 23, 2016

    Astrodon Blue: 41x300" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Green: 46x300" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Luminance: 57x600" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Red: 44x300" bin 1x1

    Integration: 20.4 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 11.47 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 59.00% job: 1166768

    RA center: 159.745 degrees

    DEC center: 73.387 degrees

    Pixel scale: 8.616 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -93.125 degrees

    Field radius: 4.983 degrees

    Locations: Deep Sky West Remote Observatory (DSW), Rowe, New Mexico, United States


    The Angel Nebula is a great example of integrated flux nebula (nebulae illuminated by all the stars in the Milky Way and not just a few local stars) and is part of the polar spur of IFN objects which includes the frequently imaged IFN around M81 and M82.
    Of course IFN is not easy to process as it typically much dimmer as it has no local source of light or ionisation instead the dim glow of the Milky Way illuminating the dust channels. Nonetheless still fun to process.



    Paddy Gilliland
    License: None (All rights reserved)

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    Angel Nebula - Mandel Wilson 2 - IFN Galore!, 


            Paddy Gilliland