Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Orion (Ori)

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    Cederblad 51 in the Head of Orion, 



    
        

            Steve Milne
    Cederblad 51 in the Head of Orion
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    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

    Imaging cameras: QSI683wsg

    Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000HPS

    Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ106ED

    Guiding cameras: QSI683wsg

    Software: Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

    Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance


    Dates:Feb. 22, 2020

    Frames:
    Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Blue: 24x600" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Green: 24x600" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Ha 5nm: 21x1200" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Luminance: 39x600" bin 1x1
    Astrodon Tru-Balance LRGB E-Series Gen 2 Red: 24x600" bin 1x1

    Integration: 25.5 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 28.49 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 1.21%


    Basic astrometry details

    Astrometry.net job: 3285683

    RA center: 5h 30' 49"

    DEC center: +12° 10' 55"

    Pixel scale: 2.095 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 181.030 degrees

    Field radius: 1.195 degrees


    Resolution: 2462x3287

    Locations: E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura

    Description

    Cederblad is a reflection nebula in the constellation of Orion. It is part of Sharpless 2-264, which is sometimes referred to as 'Orion's Head'.

    Cederblad 51 was photographed between 5 December 2019 and 22 February 2020 from an imaging rig in Spain that is privately owned and operated by Barry Wilson and me.

    Capture Details:

    Telescope: Takahashi FSQ 106
    Mount: 10 Micron GM 1000 HPS
    Camera: QSI 683
    Filters: Astrodon

    Ha: 21 x 1200s
    Lum: 39 x 600s
    Red: 24 x 600s
    Green: 24 x 600s
    Blue: 24 x 600s

    Total exposure - 25 hours and 30 minutes.

    Data: Steve Milne & Barry Wilson
    Processing: Steve Milne

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