Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Ara (Ara)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6352  ·  NGC 6388  ·  The star ιAra  ·  The star σAra
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Apod 1/11/18: The Dragon's Heart - RCW114 in HaRGB, 



    
        

            Andy 01
Apod 1/11/18: The Dragon's Heart - RCW114 in HaRGB
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Apod 1/11/18: The Dragon's Heart - RCW114 in HaRGB

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            Andy 01
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Apod 1/11/18: The Dragon's Heart - RCW114 in HaRGB

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: StellarVue SV70T

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Skywatcher NEQ 6 PRO

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Software: Adobe Photoship CC 2017  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  PHD GUIDING  ·  Nebulosity 4

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller


Dates:Jan. 6, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm: 72x1800" (36h)
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter: 48x600" (8h)
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter: 48x600" (8h)
Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter: 48x600" (8h)

Integration: 60h

Avg. Moon age: 19.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.93%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1878769

RA center: 17h25m28s

DEC center: -45°5454

Pixel scale: 3.265 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 14.067 degrees

Field radius: 3.497 degrees


Resolution: 3307x3758

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is likely to be the first ever high res colour image featuring this SNR in Ara.

I've searched and searched the web for examples but have only found 2-3 widefield camera images.

This is a six panel mosaic in HaRGB data gathered over 6 months from my backyard in suburban Melbourne, Australia.

I first noticed this on an Ha Galaxy survey, but for some reason it's been largely overlooked by amateur astrophotographers.

Credit is due to John Gleason, who captured the region in Ha here on Astrobin 4 years ago, but I wanted to create a colour image, so 208 subs later - here it is.

Took forever to register, and process, and shooting RGB under LP is not for the feinthearted!

Anyway, thanks for looking, I hope you enjoy the image

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Apod 1/11/18: The Dragon's Heart - RCW114 in HaRGB, 



    
        

            Andy 01