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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

    Technical card

    Dates:Aug. 19, 2016

    Astrodon 3nm OIII: 68x1800"
    Astrodon 3nm SII: 55x1833"
    Blue: 19x60" bin 1x1
    Green: 18x60" bin 1x1
    Ha 3nm: 127x758"
    Red: 33x60" bin 1x1

    Integration: 89.9 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 15.95 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 98.42%

    Basic astrometry details 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


    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.



    Mike Oates

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    NGC 7000 & IC 5070 Three Panel Panorama, 


            Mike Oates