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Cone Nebula in Narrowband, 


            Frank Kane
Cone Nebula in Narrowband
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Cone Nebula in Narrowband

Technical card

Imaging cameras: Atik 414EX Mono

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MyT

Software: Software Bisque The Sky X Pro  ·  Adobe Phosotshop CS6  ·  Topaz Labs Topaz DeNoise 6  ·  Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight

Accessory: MoonLite Focuser w/High Res Stepper Motor

Dates:March 14, 2019

Frames: 84x120"

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 7.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.74%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 2585162

RA center: 6h 41' 15"

DEC center: +9° 31' 37"

Pixel scale: 1.330 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 8.491 degrees

Field radius: 0.303 degrees

Resolution: 1023x1279

Locations: Merritt Island home, Merritt Island, FL, United States

Data source: Backyard


The Cone Nebula, imaged with narrowband filters with a "natural" color mapping. Conditions were challenging, imaging it from a light-polluted suburban driveway with marginal seeing and transparency, while the nebula was dangerously close to a quarter moon. Good conditions here in Central Florida have been very rare lately, so I'm taking any opportunity to image I can get! All things considered, I think it came out pretty good.



Frank Kane
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Cone Nebula in Narrowband, 


            Frank Kane