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Lion Nebula in Cepheus

Technical card

Dates:July 12, 2018July 13, 2018


Integration: 6.3 hours

Darks: ~24

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 14.62 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.41%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Mean SQM: 20.80

Mean FWHM: 3.00

Temperature: 19.00

Basic astrometry details job: 2149620

RA center: 22h 18' 5"

DEC center: +55° 56' 2"

Pixel scale: 2.306 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.314 degrees

Field radius: 0.972 degrees

Resolution: 2500x1722

Locations: My lovely garden, J-City, Burgenland, Austria

Data source: Backyard


2 years ago I failed using the 4inch many stars, not so much nebula. That year I used the 10inch Newton, different settings and got a more pleasing result.
The "belly" of the Lion contains lots of Oxygen, difficult to show with just a plain DSLR, so plz keep that in mind.



Michael S.
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            Michael S.