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Contains:  Pelican nebula, IC 5070, The star 56Cyg

Image of the day 05/17/2019

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    IC 5070 - Pelican Nebula - SHO (Redone), 


            Andrea Alessandrelli
    IC 5070 - Pelican Nebula - SHO (Redone)

    IC 5070 - Pelican Nebula - SHO (Redone)

    Technical card

    Resolution: 4348x3275

    Integration: 0.0 hours job: 2680074

    RA center: 312.741 degrees

    DEC center: 44.329 degrees

    Pixel scale: 0.714 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 272.950 degrees

    Field radius: 0.540 degrees

    Locations: Home Backyard, Geleen, Limburg, Netherlands

    Data source: Backyard


    Sometimes you get it so good that you have to post it as new! :) Jokes aside, I worked again a lot on the raw files of this picture retaking darks to stack them properly for the ASI1600MM-Cool and calibrating all the frames again. This finally removed the amp glow noise that was plaguing the image. And I am happy to say that I finally understood how the Hubble palette works, sometimes you find that tip that changes everything... and now I have to revamp all my SHO pictures :)
    And too bad for that halo on the brightest star... the culprit is a reflection of the OIII filter caused by the Moon (I guess).

    Link to the previous version :

    Acquisition data:

    Dates:June 26, 2018, June 27, 2018, June 28, 2018, June 29, 2018

    Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25" 7nm: 105x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium Ha 1.25" 7nm: 105x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C
    Baader Planetarium OIII 1.25" 8.5 nm: 105x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
    Baader Planetarium SII 1.25" 8nm: 104x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

    Integration: 14.0 hours

    Darks: ~30
    Flats: ~30
    Flat darks: ~30

    Avg. Moon age: 14.57 days
    Avg. Moon phase: 98.81%
    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00



    Andrea Alessandrelli
    License: None (All rights reserved)

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    IC 5070 - Pelican Nebula - SHO (Redone), 


            Andrea Alessandrelli