Imaging telescope or lens: StellarVue SV70T
Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg-8
Mount: Skywatcher NEQ 6 PRO
Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider
Filter: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm
Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller
Dates: June 17, 2017
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter: 8x600"
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter: 8x600"
Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm: 14x1800"
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter: 8x600"
Integration: 11.0 hours
Flat darks: ~12
Avg. Moon age: 22.17 days
Avg. Moon phase: 49.73%
Astrometry.net job: 1616318
RA center: 263.396 degrees
DEC center: -45.992 degrees
Pixel scale: 3.289 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 168.362 degrees
Field radius: 1.831 degrees
Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
RCW114 in HaRGB, from Melbourne, Australia.
Poking around in Galaxy map, I came across this huge but very faint nebula that is rarely if ever photographed by amateurs.
It was originally thought to be a ring nebula surrounding the Wolf-Rayet star WR 90, expanding into a pre-existing cavity created by the supernova remnant 343.0-06.0. However, current research suggests that is much closer to us than WR90, so is an Ancient SNR in it's own right.
It's big (and dim) too, this is only 1/4 of the region in the FOV - maybe another mosaic required!
It's an awesome looking target, but rarely (if ever) photographed in colour.
I scoured the web but could only find references to two images, one on IIS by DVJ and one here on Astrobin by John Gleason.
For the curious it's located next to Sargas in Scorpius, 345.07, -6.445
7 hrs Ha3nm - 1800sec subs - could do with a lot more data too
8x600sec subs RG&B
Taken from my light polluted suburban backyard in Melbourne, Australia.
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