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The Cave Nebula (SH2-155) in SHO, 



    
        

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The Cave Nebula (SH2-155) in SHO, 



    
        

            Chuck's Astrophotography
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The Cave Nebula (SH2-155) in SHO

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Explore Scientific ES127mm f/7.5 ED APO triplet
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool
Mounts
Celestron CGX
Filters
Ha · OIII · Astronimik SII
Accessories
MoonLite 2.5" Focuser with MotorFocus · ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW) · QHYCCD PoleMaster · Orion 0.8 Reducer
Software
Adobe Photoshop · PHD2 · Sequence Generator Pro · PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion ST 80
Guiding Cameras
Lodestar X2

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 17, 2018 ·  Sept. 22, 2018 ·  Oct. 9, 2018
Frames:
Astronimik SII: 105x240" (7h) (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Ha: 183x240" (12h 12') (gain: 139.00) -20°C bin 1x1
OIII: 105x240" (7h) (gain: 75.00) -20°C bin 1x1
Integration:
26h 12'
Darks:
50
Flats:
50
Bias:
50
Avg. Moon age:
6.86 days
Avg. Moon phase:
49.55%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2298565

RA center: 22h57m24s.5

DEC center: +62°2812

Pixel scale: 1.683 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 87.862 degrees

Field radius: 0.722 degrees

Resolution: 2469x1853

Data source: Backyard

Description

The weather finally broke and I was able to complete the Cave Nebula after collecting the first light on it around 3 weeks ago. Ha and SII were very strong, but OIII was weak so it took some extra processing work to bring it out.

Thank you to the people that run NASA APOD for selecting this image on November 14, 2018.

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