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Sh2-187 in Cassiopeia, 



    
        

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Sh2-187 in Cassiopeia

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Sh2-187 in Cassiopeia

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Lacerta Photonewton

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G2-8300FW

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 finder

Guiding cameras: MGEN

Software: Photoshop  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto, S.L. Pix Insight

Filters: Baader LRGB 31mm

Accessory: Skywatcher/Lacerta GPU comacorrector


Dates:Sept. 1, 2016

Frames: 68x480" (9h 4')

Integration: 9h 4'

Avg. Moon age: 0.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.02%


RA center: 01h23m08s.737

DEC center: +61°5359.55

Pixel scale: 1.672 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.253 degrees

Field radius: 0.636 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 2190x1642

Locations: my lovely garden, near Vienna, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

this is a rather faint nebulosity a little west of Gamma Cas, the star called Navi (but should read Ivan, a joke by astronaut Gus Grissom that became a standard name, as you can read in the "Annals" ). I spotted it at one of my widefields with 85mm, which has not got processed so far - but I noted that tiny smudge might be something interesting.

It's a HII region embedded in a dust lane of the milky way dubbed LDN1317, at a distance of 4700 lightyears. One of these little stallar factories, it contains a star cluster visible only in IR.

LRGB with Moravian G2-8300 on Lacerta Photonewton 10" f/4

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Sh2-187 in Cassiopeia, 



    
        

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