Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Dorado (Dor)
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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sidereal Trading/Klaus Helmerichs carbon fibre 10"F4 Newtonian

Imaging cameras: QSI 683 wsg-8

Mounts: Takahashi NJP Temma-2

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Off Axis Guider

Focal reducers: TeleVue Paracorr Coma Corrector

Software: Sky Safari Pro  ·  Adobe Photoship CC 2017  ·  Noel Carboni's Astro Tools for PhotoShop Noel Carboni Actions  ·  PHD GUIDING  ·  Nik Software, Inc. Nik Filters

Filters: Astrodon Ha 1.25 3nm  ·  Astrodon O-III 3nm  ·  Astrodon S2 3nm  ·  Astrodon L Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Luminance Tru-Balance  ·  Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Red filter  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Green 50mm Green Filter  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance E-Series Blue 36mm Blue Filter

Accessory: Kendrick Standard Dual Channel Controller


Dates:Dec. 20, 2018

Integration: 0

Avg. Moon age: 12.28 days

Avg. Moon phase: 93.18%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2439296

RA center: 5h 34' 8"

DEC center: -67° 33' 57"

Pixel scale: 0.969 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 177.953 degrees

Field radius: 0.482 degrees


Resolution: 3000x2253

Locations: Burwood, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Data source: Backyard

Description

First finished tricolour narrowband image with the new gear.

10"f4 CF Newtonian + all extras & TAk NJP mount.

Taken under LP in Suburban Melbourne.

Processed in APP & Photoshop 2018

Ha 3nm 22x10min

S2 3nm 18x10min

O3 3nm 12 x 30min (old RC8 OTA)

RGB 20x60sec ea

Very pleased with the resolution/contrast of the new rig

Description: ESO/APOD - Two unlikely nebulae located side-by-side. The pinkish nebula on the far left, known as NGC 2014, is an ionized gas cloud comprised almost entirely of hydrogen. A cluster of stars are responsible for the characteristic glow accompanying the ionization. When the stellar winds pierced through the galaxy, hydrogen atoms were stripped of their electrons when they came in contact with ultraviolet radiation streaming from young, energetic stars . The clouds of gas were then reborn when the hydrogen and their electrons recombined.

Its blueish partner (pictured on the right) is NGC 2020. Its bubble-like cavity was naturally carved out as gaseous material was carried away by stellar winds.In contrast to NGC 2014, the bluish hue seen here is the work of one single, massive, unstable star called a Wolf-Rayet star. Instead of acting as an agent for the ionization of hydrogen, this star is responsible for ionizing surrounding oxygen atoms. (Hence the variation in color)

The rose-like Dragon Head Nebula NGC 2032/2040 is pictured to the right.

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NGC 2020 & Friends - First Light new 10"f4 Newt & Tak NJP mount - Narrowband Colour, 



    
        

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