Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Auriga (Aur)  ·  Contains:  LBN 769  ·  Sh2-224
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Sh2-224 in natural colors, 



    
        

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Sh2-224 in natural colors

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Sh2-224 in natural colors, 



    
        

            Jose Carballada
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Sh2-224 in natural colors

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi Epsilon-160ed
Imaging Cameras
QHYCCD QHY294M-Pro
Mounts
Skywatcher AZ EQ-6 GT
Filters
Baader Planetariun Blue 36mm CMOS-optimized · Baader Planetarium Green 36mm CMOS-optimized · Baader Planetarium Red 36mm CMOS-optimized · Baader Planetarium Oiii 36mm 6.5nm CMOS-optimized · Baader Planetarium Sii 36mm 6.5nm CMOS-optimized · Baader Planetarium Ha 36mm 6.5nm CMOS-optimized
Accessories
Astrolink 4.0 mini · Pegasus Astro Usb Control Hub · Pegasus Astro FocusCube 2 (Universal) · QHYCCD QHYCFW3M-US · TALON6 R.O.R
Software
Starkeeper Voyager · Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Teleskop Service TSOAG9 Off-Axis Guider
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Acquisition details

Dates:
Dec. 31, 2021 ·  Jan. 3, 2022 ·  Jan. 4, 2022 ·  Jan. 5, 2022 ·  Jan. 7, 2022
Frames:
Baader Planetarium Green 36mm CMOS-optimized: 110x60" (1h 50') (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Ha 36mm 6.5nm CMOS-optimized: 70x600" (11h 40') (gain: 1600.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Oiii 36mm 6.5nm CMOS-optimized: 70x600" (11h 40') (gain: 1600.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Baader Planetarium Red 36mm CMOS-optimized: 110x60" (1h 50') (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Baader Planetariun Blue 36mm CMOS-optimized: 110x60" (1h 50') (gain: 0.00) -15°C bin 1x1
Integration:
28h 50'
Avg. Moon age:
7.60 days
Avg. Moon phase:
10.12%

RA center: 05h26m31s.14

DEC center: +42°5616.10

Pixel scale: 2.371 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -90.164 degrees

Field radius: 1.238 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2096x3123

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Finally a really first light of this new Takahashi Epsilon-160ED

I am so excited!!! This scope is good!!! really fast at f/3.3 with 530mm.

Usually I take bigger integration time (around 70 hours), at this speed I spend 'only' 28hours, half of the regular time to obtain these nice results.
Also, this scope fits really well with the modern CMOS camera with such small pixels.  

Description from waid-observatory.com :
Sh2-224 is a very faint supernova remnant located approximately 14,700 lightyears distant in the constellation Auriga.  This unusual celestial object is also designated VRO 42.05.01 and has been the object of considerable research using both ground based and space based telescopes including the ROSAT and the Dominion Radio Astronomy Observatory.  The nebula created by the supernova explosion is composed of two visual parts.  It is postulated the supernova explosion created a bubble like structure.  (Visible in the 'lower right' of the image.)  As the shockwave from the explosion progressed into a very low density region of the interstellar medium, a "wing" component was expelled.  (Visible in the 'upper left' of the image.)

Supernova explosions are the end stage of the natural life cycle of very large stars.  Such events are responsible for the distribution of heavy elements into the interstellar medium where they are incorporated in the birth of new star systems.  Without this phenomenon, planets, such as the Earth along with life as we know it, would not be possible.

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