Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  The star 71Dra  ·  The star θCep
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Bright and Dark Nebulae in Cepheus, 


            Terry Hancock
Bright and Dark Nebulae in Cepheus
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Bright and Dark Nebulae in Cepheus

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi Epsilon E180

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY410C

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount GT100S

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5ii

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Adobe Photoshopc CC

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3883077

RA center: 20h 32' 38"

DEC center: +63° 31' 4"

Pixel scale: 2.431 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 190.451 degrees

Field radius: 2.463 degrees

Resolution: 6072x4044

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Grand Mesa Observatory


Captured on September 22nd at Grand Mesa Observatory using QHYCCD’s latest offering the QHY410C Back Illuminated Full Frame one shot color CMOS camera that we have the honor of testing. A myriad of different types of objects are visible in this wide field image covering over 4 x 2.4 degrees of sky. From Lynde’s Catalogues of Bright and Dark Nebulae LDN 1089, LDN 1100, LDN 1094, LBN 444, LBN 447. Emission Nebula Sh2-130, face-on intermediate spiral galaxy NGC 6949 and 17 distant galaxies from the PGC catalogue.

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Technical Info:
Total Integration time 3.75 hours
Location: GrandMesaObservatory.com Purdy Mesa, Colorado
Date of capture: September 22nd 2020
Color RGGB 225 min, 45 x 300 sec
Camera: QHY410C Back Illuminated Full Frame Color CMOS
Gain 0, Offset 76
Read Mode: High Gain Mode
Calibrated with Dark, Bias and Flat Frames
Optics: Takahashi E-180 Astrograph
Image Acquisition software Maxim DL6
Pre Processed in Pixinsight and Deep Sky Stacker
Post Processed in Photoshop



Terry Hancock
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Bright and Dark Nebulae in Cepheus, 


            Terry Hancock