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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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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%

Basic astrometry details job: 1878769

RA center: 17h 25' 28"

DEC center: -45° 54' 54"

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


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