Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5068  ·  IC 5070  ·  NGC 6997  ·  NGC 7000  ·  North America nebula  ·  Pelican nebula  ·  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star 57Cyg  ·  The star Deneb (αCyg)  ·  The star ξCyg
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The Heart of Cygnus- 9 panel mosaic, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
The Heart of Cygnus- 9 panel mosaic
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The Heart of Cygnus- 9 panel mosaic

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The Heart of Cygnus- 9 panel mosaic, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
The Heart of Cygnus- 9 panel mosaic
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The Heart of Cygnus- 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  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2

Accessory: Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M  ·  Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor


Dates:Sept. 24, 2016Oct. 23, 2016

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 12x900" (3h) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2: 432x180" (21h 36') -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 24h 36'

Darks: ~15

Flats: ~15

Bias: ~15

Avg. Moon age: 23.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 40.55%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00

Mean FWHM: 2.50


Astrometry.net job: 1305852

RA center: 20h 52' 15"

DEC center: +43° 49' 30"

Pixel scale: 3.198 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -171.766 degrees

Field radius: 3.390 degrees


Resolution: 1824x1434

Locations: Cloudland Canyon, Trenton, Georgia, United States

Description

My recent work in the Cygnus region. This 9 panel mosaic took almost two months. This is the first real test of my QHY 16200.

Thanks for looking!

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The Heart of Cygnus- 9 panel mosaic, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison