Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)
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Cygnus Wall During Full Moon, 



    
        

            Chris White
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Cygnus Wall During Full Moon

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            Chris White
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Cygnus Wall During Full Moon

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 16, 2019
Frames:
Astrodon SII 1.25 5nm: 29×600(4h 50′)
Chroma Ha 3nm: 31×600(5h 10′) -15°C
Chroma OIII 3nm: 29×600(4h 50′)
Integration:
14h 50′
Darks:
30
Flats:
50
Bias:
250
Avg. Moon age:
15.65 days
Avg. Moon phase:
99.11%

RA center: 21h00m00s.607

DEC center: +43°4357.42

Pixel scale: 0.697 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -0.896 degrees

Field radius: 0.446 degrees

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Resolution: 2652x3770

File size: 6.5 MB

Data source: Backyard

Description

I've always wanted to image the Cygnus Wall, but never got around to it as there are so many other targets during the summer that attract me more. Ordinarily I wouldnt bother imaging during a full moon, but I built an obsy this spring and the simple act of sliding the roof off wasn't too much trouble.

So, I visited the Cygnus Wall during the nights surrounding the full moon and despite having less contrasty integrations to work with, the data was surprisingly nice. I realized afterwards that removing moon gradients from an image that is edge to edge nebulosity or dust was not exactly easy. I used only 5 DBE points and stuck them over the heavy dust hoping that these spots would simulate empty space. Not sure if it worked, but I was able to restore some contrast.

It doest hurt that I'm using 3nm narrowband filters, and in my opinion after seeing the results in this image, I no longer have any excuses to not capture data during the full moon.

Thanks for looking.

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