Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  IC 1396  ·  The star 12Cep  ·  The star 13Cep  ·  The star 14Cep  ·  The star Garnet Star (μCep)  ·  The star δCep  ·  The star εCep  ·  The star ζCep  ·  The star λCep  ·  The star νCep
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Panoramic View of IC1396 and Surrounding Area, 



    
        

            Yuichi Kawamoto
Panoramic View of IC1396 and Surrounding Area
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Panoramic View of IC1396 and Surrounding Area

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Borg 55FL  ·  BORG 67FL

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY16200A Mono  ·  Canon KissX4

Mounts: CEM60

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi GT-40

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY 5L-II mono

Focal reducers: BORG Reducer 0.8x DGQ55 [7880]  ·  Borg 7108

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Astroplace.net APT  ·  PixInsight 1.8

Filters: IDAS HEUIBII


Dates:Aug. 6, 2016

Frames: 45x300"

Integration: 3.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.54%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1202481

RA center: 21h 42' 24"

DEC center: +58° 51' 21"

Pixel scale: 6.921 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 178.978 degrees

Field radius: 6.918 degrees


Resolution: 1824x940

Locations: Amagi Plateau, Izu City, Shizuoka Prefecture, Japan; Nishi Azuma Sky Valley, Yonezawa City, Yamagata Prefecture, Japan

Description

My first attempt with the production version of QHY16200A Monochrome is a 6-panel mosaic composition for IC1396 and its surrounding area, including sh2-129 "Flying Bat Nebula," sh2-135 and sh2-132 in Cepheus. This area has tons of very faint nebulae and stars in the background then it is very interesting, and challenging, to image. Wider imaging area with fine resolution of the KAF16200 sensor enabled to describe the delicate faint star clouds.

Detailed acquisition information is as follows:

[Exposure Time]
L Images:
2016/8/6 21:31-3:46
300 secs x 45 frames, total exposure 225 minutes

RGB Images:
2016/8/6 0:35-1:46, 21:28-3:41
120 secs x 108 frames, total exposure 216 minutes

[Equipment]
Equipment for L:
Borg 67FL + 7108 reducer, fl324mm F4.8
QHYCCD QHY16200A mono, -13 degrees Celsius

Equipment for RGB:
Borg 55FL + 7880 reducer, fl200mm F3.6
Cannon EOS Kiss X4 (IR modified), ISO1600

Common Equipment:
Mount: iOptron CEM60
Guiding Telescope: Takahashi GT-40
Guiding Camera: QHYCCD QHY-5IIL

Capturing Software: APT Version 3.12
Guiding Software: PHD2 Version 2.61

Processing Software: PixInsight 01.08.04.1195
Photoshop CC

L images for the LRGB composition was composed with images with cooled CCD Camera QHY16200A, while RGB images were composed with images with DSLR EOS Kiss X4.

20160820 - new revision, enhanced sharpness and contrast, reduced its size to 6400 width, which is much easier to review:)

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