Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  The star 56Cyg  ·  The star ξCyg

Image of the day 07/07/2017

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    NGC 7000 & IC 5070 Three Panel Panorama, 



    
        

            Mike Oates
    NGC 7000 & IC 5070 Three Panel Panorama
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    NGC 7000 & IC 5070 Three Panel Panorama

    Image of the day 07/07/2017

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      NGC 7000 & IC 5070 Three Panel Panorama, 



    
        

            Mike Oates
      NGC 7000 & IC 5070 Three Panel Panorama
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      NGC 7000 & IC 5070 Three Panel Panorama

      Technical card

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED

      Imaging cameras: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD

      Mounts: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT

      Guiding cameras: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider

      Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CS6  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8

      Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  Astrodon 3nm SII  ·  Ha 3nm  ·  Red  ·  Green  ·  Blue

      Accessory: Lakeside Astro Motor Focus System  ·  Starlight Instruments FTF3545B-A Focuser  ·  Starlight-XPress Filter Wheel


      Dates:Aug. 19, 2016

      Frames:
      Astrodon 3nm OIII: 68x1800" (34h)
      Astrodon 3nm SII: 55x1833" (28h 15")
      Blue: 19x60" (19') bin 1x1
      Green: 18x60" (18') bin 1x1
      Ha 3nm: 127x758" (26h 44' 26")
      Red: 33x60" (33') bin 1x1

      Integration: 89h 54' 41"

      Avg. Moon age: 15.95 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 98.42%


      Basic astrometry details

      Astrometry.net job: 1637828

      RA center: 20h 56' 23"

      DEC center: +43° 42' 21"

      Pixel scale: 1.435 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: 0.335 degrees

      Field radius: 1.851 degrees


      Resolution: 8952x2473

      Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      The project started in Sept 2014, imaged again in 2015 July to October and again in 2016 July to Aug. It has taken a long time to process as it was my first mosaic and I was still learning. This is built up from Ha, OIII, SII, Red, Green & Blue filtered data totalling 89.92 hrs

      The main aim of this image is to show the detail in the dust covering this region. The central area of dust is designated L935 a large dark molecular cloud which divides NGC 7000 & IC 5070.

      The basic colour pallet is based on the initial Pixelmath:

      R = (ha*0.5)+(sii*0.5)

      G = (oiii*0.85)+(ha*0.15)

      B = (oiii*1)

      But was then adapted to personal taste during processing. The RGB data was only used for the stars.

      There are a variety of sub exposures and bin settings used, so I have averaged out the exposure lengths in the technical card.

      I have also posted a crop of the wall area here which is at twice the resolution.

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      NGC 7000 & IC 5070 Three Panel Panorama, 



    
        

            Mike Oates