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Van de Burgh 15, 


            Barry Wilson
Van de Burgh 15

Technical card

Resolution: 3077x2285

Dates:Dec. 1, 2018

Astrodon E-Series Blue filter: 27x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Green filter: 24x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon E-Series Red filter: 20x600" bin 1x1
Astrodon Luminance E-Series: 37x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 18.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.71 days

Avg. Moon phase: 33.64% job: 2405707

RA center: 52.319 degrees

DEC center: 59.180 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.092 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 89.786 degrees

Field radius: 1.114 degrees

Locations: Entre Encinas y Estrellas E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura


I struggled to find an easy path when processing this quite delicate subject finding the star field (beautiful as it is) over-powering the faint and pinkish nebulous regions, although the blue reflection nebula faired much better. Steve and I did find mixed sky conditions during capture and I do wonder with better seeing if we would have managed to pick out more discernible structure.

There is a faint redish tint to the background sky and I hazard that there is some faint gas in and around the nebula and across the FOV which I have left in judging it to be real (though not 100% sure).

Thanks for looking and C&Cs always welcome.

Data acquisition: Barry Wilson & Steve Milne.
Processing: Barry Wilson.



Barry Wilson
License: None (All rights reserved)

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Van de Burgh 15, 


            Barry Wilson

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Entre Encinas y Estrellas (e-EyE)