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Contains:  IC 1275, NGC 6559, IC 1274, IC 4685
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The Catcher's Mitt Nebula - IC4685

Technical card

Resolution: 3723x2990

Dates:May 29, 2018

Frames: 47x1200"

Integration: 15.7 hours

Avg. Moon age: 14.67 days

Avg. Moon phase: 99.99% job: 2080990

RA center: 272.340 degrees

DEC center: -23.960 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.728 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 56.401 degrees

Field radius: 0.483 degrees

Locations: Sierra Remote Observatory, Auberry, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Sierra Remote Observatories


OK I made that name up but that's what I looks like to me! IC4635 is a seldom imaged nebula very near to the Lagoon. I think it suffers because any time this is available so is the Lagoon so why would you shoot this?

I've done a mix of SII and OIII with a little Ha added to each. The Luminance is purely Ha. There isn't much OIII in the nebula and I only captured 8 OIII subs. 23 Ha and 16 SII round out the 15.66 hours total integration time.



Kevin Morefield
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The Catcher's Mitt Nebula - IC4685, 


            Kevin Morefield