Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  Filamentary nebula  ·  IC 1340  ·  Lace-work nebula  ·  NGC 6960  ·  NGC 6992  ·  NGC 6995  ·  Network nebula  ·  The star 52Cyg  ·  Veil nebula
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The Cygnus Loop - 6 panel mosaic, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
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            Matt Harbison
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The Cygnus Loop - 6 panel mosaic

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Scope #1 (William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO WOFLT132) · William Optics FLT 132 Triplet APO Scope #2
Imaging Cameras
QHY 16200A 16200 #2 · QHY 16200A
Mounts
Astro-Physics 1100 GTO · Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO
Filters
Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Luminance · Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Blue · Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Green · Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Red · Baader O III 8.5nm · Astrodon Ha 3nm
Accessories
Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder · QHY Med OAG QHYOAG-M · Moonlite DRO focuser&rotator Moonlite DRO Focuser & Rotator · Moonlite Crayford Focuser with motor · William Optics Reducer WO 0.80 #1 · William Optics Reducer 0.80 #2
Software
Adobe Photoshop · Sequence Generator Pro · PixInsight · Adobe Lightroom LR
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD QHY5L-II M

Acquisition details

Dates:
July 27, 2019 ·  July 28, 2019 ·  July 30, 2019 ·  July 31, 2019 ·  Aug. 9, 2019 ·  Aug. 12, 2019
Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Blue: 20x180" (1h) -15°C bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Green: 20x180" (1h) -15°C bin 1x1
Astrodon Ha 3nm: 20x600" (3h 20') -15°C bin 1x1
Astrodon Lum Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Luminance: 20x180" (1h) -15°C bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2 Astrodon Red: 20x180" (1h) -15°C bin 1x1
Baader O III 8.5nm: 20x600" (3h 20') -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
10h 40'
Darks:
15
Flats:
15
Bias:
15
Avg. Moon age:
21.28 days
Avg. Moon phase:
34.61%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
2.00

RA center: 20h50m42s.2

DEC center: +30°4012

Pixel scale: 6.950 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 139.160 degrees

Field radius: 2.681 degrees

Resolution: 1824x2094

Locations: Chattanooga, Chattanooga, Tn, United States; Marathon Motel, Marathon Motel, TX, United States; MaRIO, Marathon, Texas, None

Data source: Mix of multiple source

Description

Revisiting the Cygnus Constellation to image this 6 panel mosaic over the course of two months. I've shot multiple data sets from multiple places, utilizing the West Texas Skies for the all important LRGB data and the light polluted skies of Chattanooga for the Hydrogen and Oxygen.

Thanks for looking!

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Description: Adjusted curves to control the reds a bit. In my fear of the blues, I went a bit too far.

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Description: Final Edit before I move to double my integration time in the visible spectrum. Tests have been very favorable towards doubling the color data.

I feel like the color here is spot on. :

Also: Higher Resolution

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The Cygnus Loop - 6 panel mosaic, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison