Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)
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Polaris Integrated Flux Nebula, 



    
        

            Tristan Campbell
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Polaris Integrated Flux Nebula, 



    
        

            Tristan Campbell
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Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8"

Imaging cameras: asi zwo 1600 pro

Mounts: Skywatcher AZ-EQ6 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: 9x50 Skywatcher finder-guider

Guiding cameras: zwo 224mc

Software: PixInsight  ·  Photoshop CC 2016  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD2 Guiding

Filters: Baader UV/IR-Cut/L Filter 2"  ·  Baader Green Filter 2"  ·  Baader Red Filter 2"  ·  Baader Blue Filter 2"


Dates:March 27, 2020

Frames: 934x60" (15h 34')

Integration: 15h 34'

Avg. Moon age: 2.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.47%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00


Astrometry.net job: 3359972

RA center: 1h 45' 14"

DEC center: +87° 43' 6"

Pixel scale: 3.654 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 174.066 degrees

Field radius: 1.542 degrees


Resolution: 2448x1800

Locations: Home, Harrogate, North Yorkshire, United Kingdom

Data source: Backyard

Description

This is a small area of integrated flux nebula (IFN) near to Polaris. I just love the jellyfish like structure, it makes me think of some strange sea creature swimming through the depths of a dark ocean.
Taken over several nights during our first clear spell of the year here in the UK.

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Polaris Integrated Flux Nebula, 



    
        

            Tristan Campbell