Contains:M 37, NGC 2099, M 36, NGC 1960, M 38, NGC 1912, IC 417, IC 410, Flaming Star nebula, IC 405, The star 118Tau, The star 125Tau, The star φAur, The star 19Aur, The star 14Aur, The star σAur, The star χAur, The star 136Tau, The star 16Aur, El Nath (βTau), The star Elnath
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Auriga Super Wide Field In H-alpha, 




    

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Auriga Super Wide Field In H-alpha

Auriga Super Wide Field In H-alpha

Technical card

Resolution: 748x1006

Dates: Feb. 8, 2018

Frames: 155x300"

Integration: 12.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.07%

Astrometry.net job: 1922985

RA center: 83.440 degrees

DEC center: 31.519 degrees

Pixel scale: 47.825 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 17.762 degrees

Field radius: 8.327 degrees

Data source: Unknown

Description

This is a 2 x 1 mosaic in H-alpha of Auriga using a Canon 100mm lens. It is about 10 x 20 degrees of sky. Dealing with all the stars (> 30000 per frame!) was a big challenge. Also Simeis 147 (spagetti like nebula in lower frame) is very faint so processing it to be visible was tough.

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