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Contains:  NGC 6388, NGC 6352, The star σAra, The star ιAra
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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

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

Technical card

Resolution: 5190x5704

Dates:Jan. 6, 2018

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

Integration: 60.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 19.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 74.93% job: 1878769

RA center: 261.370 degrees

DEC center: -45.915 degrees

Pixel scale: 3.265 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 14.067 degrees

Field radius: 3.497 degrees

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia


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 :)



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


            Andy 01