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Sh2-114 Flying Dragon Nebula, 


Sh2-114 Flying Dragon Nebula
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Sh2-114 Flying Dragon Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon EF 400mm f/5.6L USM

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 70Da

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN 2

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Adobe Lightroom

Filters: Astronomik CLS-CCD Clip Filter

Dates:June 18, 2017

Frames:Astronomik CLS-CCD Clip Filter: 72x150" ISO1600

Integration: 3.0 hours

Darks: ~28

Bias: ~46

Avg. Moon age: 23.20 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.91%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3475350

RA center: 21h 21' 9"

DEC center: +38° 49' 8"

Pixel scale: 2.155 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.071 degrees

Field radius: 0.961 degrees

Resolution: 2671x1781

Locations: Derendingen 454m, Solothurn, SO, Switzerland


f/5.6, drizzled 2x

OK, this one was really a challenge... first, it was very windy. Second, I lost the guide star and therefore more than 1 hour was worthless... I don't know why... everything was fixed well. An acoustic alarm if the guide star is lost would be cool ;-)

And the object itself: very very faint. It would need much more lights... next time...

Original Image: 38 lights, 22 darks, 27 bias
Image B: 25 lights from first session, 47 lights from 2nd session, 28 darks total, 46 bias total


License: None (All rights reserved)


  • Sh2-114 Flying Dragon Nebula, 


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    Sh2-114 Flying Dragon Nebula, 




Description: Original Image 95min, Image B (2 sessions) 180min

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Sh2-114 Flying Dragon Nebula,