Contains: Veil nebula, Lace-work nebula, Filamentary nebula, NGC 6960, The star 52Cyg
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The Witch's Broom Nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Explorer 200PDS

Imaging camera: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducer: Baader MPCC Mk III

Software: Pixinsight

Filters: Baader Red 2"Baader L 2''Baader Blue 2"Baader Green 2"

Accessories: QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheelSeletek Armadillo

Resolution: 3296x2436

Dates: Sept. 4, 2017

Baader Blue 2": 10x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Green 2": 20x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 2'': 24x300" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Red 2": 10x300" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 5.3 hours

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 13.00 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.51% job: 1717755

RA center: 311.520 degrees

DEC center: 30.706 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.106 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 75.200 degrees

Field radius: 0.630 degrees

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland


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The Witch's Broom Nebula,