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Sh2-202, Soul, Heart, 


            Nico Carver
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Sh2-202, Soul, Heart

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Canon 200 mm f/2.8 L II USM

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro  ·  Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm Guide Scope with helical focusing

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD 5L-II M

Software: Photoshop CS6  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Nikita Misiura Starnet++  ·  DC-3 Dreams Pinpoint  ·  Cartes du Ciel

Filters: Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm S2  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII

Accessory: Shoestring Astronomy EQDIR

Dates:Sept. 23, 2019

Frames: 400x300"

Integration: 33.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 23.58 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.03%

Astrometry.net job: 3258278

RA center: 2h 55' 47"

DEC center: +60° 35' 8"

Pixel scale: 7.547 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 36.618 degrees

Field radius: 4.527 degrees

Resolution: 3840x1977

Locations: Backyard, Somerville, MA, United States

Data source: Backyard


Wasn't happy with my big Perseus mosaic:

Decided to take another shot at processing, and ended up only using half the mosaic and ditching the DSLR data in this rendition. What do you think? I find the image more aesthetically pleasing, and I think the composition is improved too.

Exposure totals are estimated since this is a crop from a larger project.



Nico Carver
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Sh2-202, Soul, Heart, 


            Nico Carver