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Contains:  M 37, NGC 2099, M 38, NGC 1912, IC 417, IC 410, Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, The star 125Tau, The star φAur, The star 19Aur, The star 14Aur, The star σAur, The star 132Tau, The star υAur, The star χAur, The star 16Aur, El Nath (βTau), The star Elnath

Image of the day 02/06/2018

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    Gems of Auriga, 


    Gems of Auriga

    Gems of Auriga

    Technical card

    Imaging telescope or lens:Samyang 135mm f/2

    Imaging camera:Canon 650D(a)

    Mount:Celestron CGEM

    Guiding telescope or lens:Lacerta MGEN Autoguider

    Software:PixInsight 1.8 RipleyAdobe Photoshop

    Resolution: 7008x5594

    Integration: 0.0 hours job: 1907998

    RA center: 82.225 degrees

    DEC center: 31.013 degrees

    Pixel scale: 6.854 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 89.975 degrees

    Field radius: 8.536 degrees

    Locations: Mobile Setup, Wien, Austria


    This is a 4 panel mosaic. Data collection started in December 2016 and ended in January 2018. Total integration time is 50.3 hours.

    It is sort of an HDR image, since SH2-240, the Spaghetti nebula, is much fainter than IC 405 and IC 410. Consequently, more than 40 hours of integration time have been dedicated to this quarter of the mosaic.

    Two parts have been shown here as separate images before:
    IC 405 and IC 410 Widefield
    Spaghetti Nebula, Simeis 147, SH2-240

    All in all I had severe (and unsolved) problems when creating that mosaic: While PI can easily handle the distortion of a 2 panel mosaic with a FL of 135mm, it could not do the same with a 4 panel mosaic. Maybe I will have to look for a different software for that task.

    Anyways, I hope you enjoy this pic despite of it.



    License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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