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Deneb & Cygnus Area- 9 panel mosaic , 


            Matt Harbison

Deneb & Cygnus Area- 9 panel mosaic

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132

Imaging cameras: QHY 16200A

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding cameras: QHY-5-L-II-M QHY5-II Mono

Focal reducers: WILLIAM OPTICS FLAT 4

Software: PixInsight  ·  Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  Sequence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon Ha 3nm

Accessory: QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M  ·  Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor

Dates:Sept. 22, 2016

Frames:Astrodon Ha 3nm: 12x900" -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~12

Flats: ~12

Bias: ~12

Avg. Moon age: 21.16 days

Avg. Moon phase: 60.40%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details job: 1277258

Resolution: 1824x1416

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States; Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States


Really happy with my work in Cygnus. Sometimes it just comes together. This represents around a 115 megapixel image (12,500 x 9600) or a 9 panel Mosaic of the North American Region. You'll notice the bright star up to the left, this star is Deneb, the head of Cygnus the bird. Can't wait to finish it over the next few months and print and sell it!

Other than the absolute hell that is the mosaic process, this one has been a pretty awesome project!

Just call me the PIFFT Solver. ;)



Deneb & Cygnus Area- 9 panel mosaic , 


            Matt Harbison