Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Monoceros (Mon)  ·  Contains:  Hubble's Nebula  ·  Hubble's variable neb  ·  NGC 2261  ·  NGC2261
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NGC 2261 Hubble's Variable Nebula, 


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NGC 2261 Hubble's Variable Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron C8

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Explore Scientific G11 PMC-Eight

Focal reducers: Focal Reducer 0.63x

Software: Affinity Photo  ·  PixInsight  ·  NINA - Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy  ·  PHD2

Filters: Baader LRGB 1.25'' CCD Filters

Dates:Jan. 18, 2021

Baader B 1.25'' CCD Filter: 79x30" (gain: 76.00) -20C
Baader G 1.25'' CCD Filter: 75x30" (gain: 76.00) -20C
Baader L 1.25" CCD Filter: 151x30" (gain: 76.00) -20C
Baader R 1.25'' CCD Filter: 103x30" (gain: 76.00) -20C

Integration: 3.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.97%

Astrometry.net job: 4164666

RA center: 6h 39' 8"

DEC center: +8° 45' 18"

Pixel scale: 0.560 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 141.900 degrees

Field radius: 0.224 degrees

Resolution: 2256x1794

Data source: Backyard


I decided to try out the advanced sequencer in NINA 1.11 Nightly 039 and this was a good test target. The new sequencer is game changing as you can do some fancy scripting for the entire evening. This is an early look at the new work from the developers - I'm excited to see where this goes down the line. All this great open source astro software that is being developed is just phenomenal.