Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Sh2-188
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            Salvatore Iovene
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: GSO RC8

Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments G2-1600

Mounts: 10Micron GM2000 QCI

Software: PixInsight  ·  GIMP  ·  CCDCommander  ·  Software Bisque TheSky6

Filters: Astronomik H-alpha 6nm  ·  L  ·  R  ·  B  ·  G

Accessory: Baader SteelTrack Focuser

Dates:Sept. 22, 2013Sept. 23, 2013Sept. 26, 2013Sept. 27, 2013Oct. 2, 2013

B: 18x300" -20C bin 2x2
G: 16x300" -20C bin 2x2
Ha: 27x1800" -20C bin 1x1
L: 16x600" -20C bin 1x1
R: 11x300" -20C bin 2x2

Integration: 19.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.44%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 1.00

Astrometry.net job: 105384

RA center: 1h 30' 40"

DEC center: +58° 23' 1"

Pixel scale: 1.648 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -32.235 degrees

Field radius: 0.417 degrees

Resolution: 1522x1004

Locations: Remote observatory at Astrocamp, Nerpio, Spain


Finally had some time to process this image after six weeks of hard work on AstroBin!
Frankly I wish I still had my S[II] and O[III] filters, as this nebula has some oxygen emissions but they're not visible at all.

The bright star in the lower-right corner had a nasty reflex only on some filters (thanks Astronomik...) so it was tricky to work with, but I guess this is the best I could do.



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            Salvatore Iovene