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NGC 6960 - The Witch's Broom Nebula, 


            Yannick Akar
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NGC 6960 - The Witch's Broom Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific ED 102 APO FCD1

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 1600MM PRO

Mounts: SkyWatcher HEQ5 Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Omegon Microspeed Guide Scope 60mm

Guiding cameras: ZWO AS120MM

Focal reducers: TS PHOTOLINE x0.80 Reducer/Korrektor

Software: Adobe Phosotshop CC  ·  SharpCap Pro SharpCap Imaging Capture Software  ·  Open Guiding PHD 2.6.2  ·  PIXINSIGHT 1.8  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astronomik H Alpha 6 nm 1.25"  ·  Astronomik O III 6nm 1,25"

Accessory: Pegasus Astro FocusCube

Dates:Sept. 9, 2018Sept. 16, 2018Sept. 17, 2018Sept. 26, 2018

Astronomik H Alpha 6 nm 1.25": 161x180" (gain: 139.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astronomik O III 6nm 1,25": 153x180" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 15.7 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~200

Avg. Moon age: 15.04 days

Avg. Moon phase: 49.62%

Astrometry.net job: 2490656

RA center: 20h 47' 45"

DEC center: +30° 30' 10"

Pixel scale: 1.392 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -94.717 degrees

Field radius: 0.977 degrees

Resolution: 4121x2927

Locations: Home Garden (Est. Sky Quality: 18.77), Mannheim, Baden-Württemberg, Germany

Data source: Backyard


The editing of this object took me ages to get a result that I'm satisfied with. Anyways I hope you enjoy my version of the Witch's Broom Nebula.



Yannick Akar
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NGC 6960 - The Witch's Broom Nebula, 


            Yannick Akar