Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  NGC 6979
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The Conch Shell Nebula aka Pickering's Triangle, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane
The Conch Shell Nebula aka Pickering's Triangle
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The Conch Shell Nebula aka Pickering's Triangle

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The Conch Shell Nebula aka Pickering's Triangle, 



    
        

            Damien Cannane
The Conch Shell Nebula aka Pickering's Triangle
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The Conch Shell Nebula aka Pickering's Triangle

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Celestron RASA 8"
Imaging Cameras
ZWO ASI183MC Pro
Mounts
Orion Atlas EQ-G
Filters
Optolong L-eNhance
Accessories
ASIair Pro
Software
RC Astro GradientXTerminator · Pleiades Astrophoto PixInisight · Pro Digital Software Astronomy Tools Actions Set · ZWO ASIAIR PRO ASIAIR PRO · Photoshop CC · Astra Image
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI224MC

Acquisition details

Dates:
Nov. 16, 2020
Frames:
Astronomik L-2 UV-IR Block: 30x30" (15') (gain: 111.00)
Optolong L-eNhance: 80x90" (2h) (gain: 156.00)
Integration:
2h 15'
Avg. Moon age:
1.47 days
Avg. Moon phase:
2.43%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
6.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4173294

RA center: 20h49m18s.2

DEC center: +31°2306

Pixel scale: 1.241 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 1.226 degrees

Field radius: 1.127 degrees

Resolution: 3630x5438

Locations: My Back Yard, Copley, OH, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I think that Pickering's Triangle totally looks like a Conch Shell, especially in this orientation, so that's what I'm calling this. Do I think this name will catch on? Probably not, but that's okay. 🙂

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