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Image of the day 11/30/2018

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    Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB), 


            Nico Carver
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    Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB)

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVQ86

    Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

    Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

    Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astromania 60mm Guide Scope

    Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

    Software: Photoshop CS6  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Cartes du Ciel

    Filters: Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series  ·  Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series  ·  Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII

    Accessory: Shoestring Astronomy EQDIR

    Dates:June 24, 2018June 29, 2018July 2, 2018July 3, 2018July 7, 2018July 9, 2018July 11, 2018July 26, 2018July 27, 2018Aug. 3, 2018Aug. 4, 2018Aug. 6, 2018Aug. 10, 2018Aug. 30, 2018Oct. 13, 2018Oct. 18, 2018Oct. 29, 2018Nov. 8, 2018Nov. 11, 2018Nov. 12, 2018Nov. 13, 2018

    Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 143x60" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 142x60" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 142x60" (gain: 75.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII: 142x600" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1
    Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha: 186x300" (gain: 200.00) -15C bin 1x1

    Integration: 46.3 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 15.77 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 50.83%

    Astrometry.net job: 2387006

    RA center: 20h 14' 38"

    DEC center: +45° 45' 19"

    Pixel scale: 2.460 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: -74.077 degrees

    Field radius: 3.325 degrees

    Resolution: 8050x5475

    Locations: Backyard, Newark, Delaware, United States; Sawin Observatory, Hockessin, Delaware, United States

    Data source: Traveller


    This region of Cygnus west of Deneb is anchored by the bright and colorful stars 30 and 31 Cygni. There are many types of interesting and overlapping nebulae in this region including many HII regions catalogued by Dickel, Wendker, and Bieritz, as well as more recent discoveries such as the giant supernova remnant known as G 82.2+5.3 and the much smaller possible planetary nebula PN PM 1-320. This was my most challenging photo yet with more than 46 hours of integration, and the time-consuming process of creating a seamless 8 panel mosaic. This image has been my sole focus from June through November.

    Thank you:
    My neighbor Rachel David for being my excellent assistant and "second in command" throughout the summer.
    Sharon Roat, Mt. Cuba Astronomical Observatory, and Frank Colosimo (Blue Mountain Vista) for allowing me to capture many hours of this mosaic away from the streetlights of Newark.
    The Delaware Astronomical Society's Astrophotography Special Interest Group for all the advice and support.
    My friends Andrew and Kurt for their feedback on my work-in-progress.
    and Maggie Thrash for supporting me in all things.



    Nico Carver
    License: Attribution-ShareAlike Creative Commons


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      Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB), 


            Nico Carver
      Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB), 


            Nico Carver


    Description: Annotated using the following catalogs: New Galactic Catalog (NGC), Lynds' Bright Nebulae (LBN), Lynds' Dark Nebulae (LDN), Dave Green's supernova remnants (G), Preite-Martinez' Possible Planetary Nebulae (PM), Barnards' Catalog of Dark Markings in the Sky (B), and the Dickel, Wendker, Bieritz catalog of the Cygnus X region (DWB).

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    Northwestern Cygnus - 8 panel mosaic (HaOIIIRGB), 


            Nico Carver