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Iris Nebula (NGC 7023), 



    
        

            Luca Marinelli

Iris Nebula (NGC 7023)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 183MM Pro

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQ6-R Pro (EQMOD)

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 60mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 290 MM MINI

Software: Photoshop CC  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8  ·  Lightroom CC  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2 Guiding PHD2 v2.6.5

Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - B 36mm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - G 36mm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - R 36mm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - L 36mm

Accessory: ZWO EFW 7 x 36mm  ·  Optec FocusLynx QuickSync FSQ Motor


Dates:June 11, 2018June 12, 2018July 8, 2018July 9, 2018July 10, 2018

Frames:
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - B 36mm: 85x45" (gain: 54.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - B 36mm: 57x90" (gain: 54.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - G 36mm: 120x45" (gain: 54.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - G 36mm: 58x90" (gain: 54.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - L 36mm: 79x90" bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - L 36mm: 106x60" (gain: 54.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - R 36mm: 45x180" (gain: 54.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon Tru-Balance Gen2 E-Series - R 36mm: 80x45" (gain: 54.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 12.4 hours

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~30

Flat darks: ~30

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 26.23 days

Avg. Moon phase: 13.20%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean SQM: 19.60


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2396815


Resolution: 4492x3228

Locations: Home Observatory, Schenectady, New York, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

First try at imaging interstellar dust. The data was acquired in my suburban backyard with 19.60 mag/arc-sec^2 skies. Darker skies would benefit this kind of object. I had to use fairly heavy handed noise reduction in PI to stretch the dust appropriately. I'll add more data next year!

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Iris Nebula (NGC 7023), 



    
        

            Luca Marinelli