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

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8"

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MC Pro

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion Mini 50mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI224MC

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInisight  ·  ZWO ASIAIR PRO ASIAIR PRO  ·  RC Astro GradientXTerminator  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Astra Image  ·  Pro Digital Software Astronomy Tools Actions Set

Filters: Optolong L-eNhance

Accessory: ASIair Pro


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: 20h 49' 18"

DEC center: +31° 23' 6"

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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