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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Crescent Nebula, NGC 6888
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Crescent Nebula and Soap Bubble NGC6888

Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA)

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Explore Scientific 127mm ED TRIPLET APO

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM Pro-Cool

Mounts: iOptron CEM60

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM mini

Focal reducers: Explore Scientific 0.7 Reducer/Flattener

Software: Adobe Photoshop CC  ·  PixInsight 1.8.8 Ripley

Filters: Chroma 3nm OIII  ·  Chroma 3nm Ha

Accessory: ZWO EAF Electronic Auto Focuser  ·  ZWO OAG  ·  ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW)

Dates:Oct. 10, 2020Oct. 11, 2020

Chroma 3nm Ha: 60x300" (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1
Chroma 3nm OIII: 60x300" (gain: 200.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 10.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 23.12 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.80%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00

Temperature: 28.00

Basic astrometry details job: 3924953

RA center: 20h 13' 3"

DEC center: +38° 18' 25"

Pixel scale: 1.156 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.468 degrees

Field radius: 0.633 degrees

Resolution: 3233x2254

Locations: UAE desert, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates


My image won APOD, Oct 17, 2020.

Updated information:
Friday Oct 30, 2020,
Today, I willingly accepted the decision that my images are to be excluded from Astrobin’s TOP PICK and IOTD competitions because they are believed to be "not honest", so this means you will not see my images win a TOP PICK and/or an IOTD anymore.

One: My goal in uploading to Astrobin was not solely TOP PICKs and/or IOTDs, it was and still is making a better astrophotography around the world.
Two: ... and I insist, all my images are 100% legit and all my tech cards are 100% accurate.
Three: If you see any issue in any of my images please let me know and I will learn and improve. Allow me not to expose my processing techniques but I can say that many are missing a lot by sticking to conventional processing ways!
Four: I respect Astrobin and I will keep uploading images here.
Five: I will win more APODs!




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Crescent Nebula and Soap Bubble NGC6888,