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

Acquisition details

Dates:
Jan. 6, 2018
Frames:
Integration:
60h
Avg. Moon age:
19.69 days
Avg. Moon phase:
74.93%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 1878769

RA center: 17h25m28s.8

DEC center: -45°5454

Pixel scale: 3.265 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 14.067 degrees

Field radius: 3.497 degrees

Resolution: 3307x3758

File size: 11.4 MB

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