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Image of the day 11/20/2018

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    VdB 152 and Surroundings 4p Mosaic, 


            Chuck Manges
    VdB 152 and Surroundings 4p Mosaic

    VdB 152 and Surroundings 4p Mosaic

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3832x2796

    Dates:Oct. 7, 2018Nov. 3, 2018Nov. 6, 2018

    Optolong 2" BLUE: 60x30" bin 1x1
    Optolong 2" GREEN: 60x30"
    Optolong 2" LUM: 240x30" bin 1x1
    Optolong 2" RED: 60x30" bin 1x1

    Integration: 3.5 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 27.07 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 8.45%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00 job: 2367431

    RA center: 333.497 degrees

    DEC center: 70.351 degrees

    Pixel scale: 2.894 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 178.860 degrees

    Field radius: 1.907 degrees

    Data source: Backyard


    4 panel mosaic

    Van den Bergh 152 aka The Wolf's Cave is a reflection nebula in the constellation of Cepheus. It is roughly 1400 light years away. The dust trailing the nebula is cataloged as Barnard 175.

    10/7, 11/3 & 11/6/18

    11" Celestron Edge HD w/Hyperstar(F/2)
    Orion HDX-110
    Optolong LUM filter 60x30/each panel
    Optolong RGB filters 15x30/each panel
    Pre-processing in PI and assembled in PS2017

    The original image was downsized 50%



    Chuck Manges

    Sky plot

    Sky plot


    VdB 152 and Surroundings 4p Mosaic, 


            Chuck Manges