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Technical card

Dates:March 27, 2020

Frames: 934x60"

Integration: 15.6 hours

Avg. Moon age: 2.78 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.47%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00 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


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.



Tristan Campbell

Sky plot

Sky plot


Polaris Integrated Flux Nebula, 


            Tristan Campbell