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Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Albert van Duin
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Cocoon Nebula

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Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Albert van Duin
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Cocoon Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Home made 400mm F/4 Newtonian

Imaging cameras: Quantum Scientific Imaging QSI583wsg

Mounts: 10 Micron GM2000 QCI

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Home made 400mm F/4 Newtonian

Guiding cameras: Lodestar

Focal reducers: TeleVue Paracorr Type 2

Software: PixInsight  ·  DC-3 Dreams PinPoint Astrometric Engine  ·  FocusMax  ·  CCD Autopilot 5  ·  CCD Inspector  ·  Diffraction Limited MaximDL 5 Pro

Filters: Astronomik LRGB Type IIC Filters


Dates:Sept. 1, 2016

Frames: 33x600" (5h 30')

Integration: 5h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 0.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.02%


Astrometry.net job: 1223393

RA center: 21h 53' 24"

DEC center: +47° 16' 2"

Pixel scale: 0.614 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.359 degrees

Field radius: 0.355 degrees


Resolution: 3326x2504

Locations: Beilen Observatory B85, Beilen, Drenthe, Netherlands

Data source: Backyard

Description

6 x 600s each for RGB and 15 x 600s L. There must have been some clouds during the last 6 L-frames, but it doesn't show too much in the end result.

So far this has been an amazing week for astrophotography from my back garden. It has been a long time since we had so many clear nights in a row!

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Cocoon Nebula, 



    
        

            Albert van Duin