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The Bird and the Wall (IC5070 and NGC7000), including starless version, 



    
        

            Gary Lopez
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The Bird and the Wall (IC5070 and NGC7000), including starless version

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The Bird and the Wall (IC5070 and NGC7000), including starless version, 



    
        

            Gary Lopez
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The Bird and the Wall (IC5070 and NGC7000), including starless version

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics GT71 71mm f/5.9 Apo Refractor

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Cooled PRO

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

Guiding cameras: Lacerta M-Gen II Autoguider

Focal reducers: William Optics 0.8X Field Flattener

Software: Adobe Lightroom CC  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro, v3.0  ·  Pleaides PixInsight Core 1.8

Filters: Astrodon OIII 3nm-31mm  ·  Astrodon Ha 3nm-31mm


Dates:April 14, 2018June 12, 2018July 4, 2018May 23, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Ha 3nm-31mm: 161x180" (8h 3') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm-31mm: 79x180" (3h 57') (gain: 139.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 12h

Darks: 30

Bias: 50

Avg. Moon age: 23.90 days

Avg. Moon phase: 38.03%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


Astrometry.net job: 2715296

RA center: 20h 55' 18"

DEC center: +44° 12' 47"

Pixel scale: 2.305 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 10.062 degrees

Field radius: 1.562 degrees


Resolution: 4015x2780

Locations: Monterey Pines Observatory, Monterey, California, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

The night sky cleared for a couple of hour and I was able to grab a bit more data for this project that has spanned more than one year. It seemed that every time I aimed my telescope at this target, something either shortened the session and stopped it all together. I have a total of 12 hours of data collected over four day spread over 13 months. I chose an HOO approach to this image and I like the texture and areas of transparency that resulted.

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The Bird and the Wall (IC5070 and NGC7000), including starless version, 



    
        

            Gary Lopez