Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  26 e Cyg  ·  30 Cyg  ·  31 omi01 Cyg  ·  32 omi02 Cyg  ·  45 ome01 Cyg  ·  B345  ·  B346  ·  NGC 6866  ·  NGC 6884  ·  NGC 6914  ·  Ruchba  ·  Sh2-112  ·  Sh2-115  ·  Sh2-116  ·  The star 26Cyg  ·  The star 30Cyg  ·  The star 31Cyg  ·  The star 32Cyg  ·  The star ω1Cyg  ·  VdB131  ·  VdB132
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W63 Wide Field Mosaic, 



    
        

            Nico Carver
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W63 Wide Field Mosaic

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
W63 Wide Field Mosaic, 



    
        

            Nico Carver
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W63 Wide Field Mosaic

Acquisition details

Dates:
June 24, 2018 ·  June 29, 2018 ·  July 2, 2018 ·  July 3, 2018 ·  July 7, 2018 ·  July 9, 2018 ·  July 11, 2018 ·  July 26, 2018 ·  July 27, 2018 ·  Aug. 3, 2018 ·  Aug. 4, 2018 ·  Aug. 6, 2018 ·  Aug. 10, 2018 ·  Oct. 13, 2018 ·  Oct. 18, 2018 ·  Oct. 29, 2018 ·  Nov. 8, 2018 ·  Nov. 11, 2018 ·  Nov. 12, 2018 ·  Nov. 13, 2018 ·  April 12, 2020 ·  April 17, 2020 ·  April 22, 2020 ·  April 25, 2020 ·  May 6, 2020 ·  May 10, 2020 ·  May 14, 2020 ·  May 21, 2020 ·  May 24, 2020 ·  May 26, 2020 ·  June 12, 2020 ·  June 17, 2020 ·  June 21, 2020 ·  June 27, 2020 ·  July 17, 2020 ·  July 31, 2020 ·  Aug. 8, 2020 ·  Aug. 14, 2020 ·  Aug. 15, 2020 ·  Aug. 18, 2020 ·  Aug. 20, 2020 ·  Aug. 22, 2020 ·  Aug. 30, 2020 ·  Sept. 4, 2020 ·  Sept. 14, 2020 ·  Sept. 18, 2020 ·  Sept. 19, 2020 ·  Sept. 20, 2020 ·  Sept. 25, 2020 ·  Sept. 26, 2020 ·  Oct. 2, 2020 ·  Oct. 6, 2020 ·  Oct. 8, 2020 ·  Oct. 14, 2020 ·  Oct. 15, 2020 ·  Oct. 17, 2020 ·  Oct. 24, 2020 ·  Nov. 3, 2020 ·  Nov. 6, 2020 ·  Nov. 9, 2020 ·  Nov. 14, 2020 ·  Nov. 18, 2020 ·  Nov. 20, 2020 ·  Nov. 23, 2020 ·  June 18, 2021 ·  July 10, 2021 ·  July 30, 2021 ·  Aug. 13, 2021 ·  Sept. 3, 2021 ·  Sept. 10, 2021
Frames:
Antlia 3nm OIII Pro - 2 " Mounted: 85×600(14h 10′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Antlia V Series B: 13×120(26′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Antlia V Series G: 13×120(26′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Antlia V-Series R: 13×120(26′) (gain: 56.00) -10°C bin 1×1
Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 31×180(1h 33′) (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series: 492×60(8h 12′) (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series: 515×60(8h 35′) (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series: 519×60(8h 39′) (gain: 75.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII: 243×300(20h 15′) (gain: 200.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII: 211×600(35h 10′) (gain: 200.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm S2: 525×300(43h 45′) (gain: 200.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha: 867×300(72h 15′) (gain: 200.00) -15°C bin 1×1
Integration:
213h 52′
Darks:
30
Flats:
30
Flat darks:
30
Avg. Moon age:
14.90 days
Avg. Moon phase:
40.79%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
5.93

RA center: 20h14m56s.96

DEC center: +45°4401.6

Pixel scale: 2.827 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -71.968 degrees

Field radius: 5.385 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 10262x9129

File size: 117.6 MB

Locations: Backyard, Newark, Delaware, United States; Sawin Observatory, Hockessin, Delaware, United States; Backyard, Somerville, MA, United States; ATMOB Clubhouse, Westford, MA, United States; Aldrich Observatory Field, Oakham, MA, United States; Mt Sunapee, Newbury, NH, United States; Ninigret Park, Charlestown, RI, United States

Data source: Traveller

Description

It's finally done! A 24-panel version of my mosaic in Cygnus centered around the rarely imaged Supernova Remnant W63 (G 82.2+5.3). In the end, I had to build a new PC to process all the data (over 100 GB). This extends my 2018 8-panel version by one panel in every direction making the overall mosaic four time larger. Most of the work on the 16 new panels was captured in 2020. It was towards the end of 2020 that I realized I couldn't continue editing the mosaic on my laptop. I made a couple additions in 2021 while I saved for a new computer: added to the W63 SNR panel with an [OIII] filter; re-shot RGB on a panel that had bad focus. The 2021 additions were made with a new camera and filters, but the image scale remains unchanged as I used the same telescope, and the new camera has the same pixel pitch (3.76 microns) as the old one, just with a bigger and lower-noise sensor.

Processing took several months with lots of trial and error and tests. In the end, I used PixInsight for all pre-processing, registration and stacking of the individual panels. Astro Pixel Processor was used for mosaic construction in each channel. The linear mosaic images for each channel were then brought back in to PixInsight for a small amount of deconvolution, noise reduction (MMT), and to make starless versions of the narrowband channels with StarNet++.  Final combination of all channels and color work was done in Adobe Photoshop as I like working with layers and blend modes. 

The version here on Astrobin is reduced, but still a very large file (100MB). To experience the image in even higher-res, I have created a zoomable, tiled version on my website. Scroll or click on the image to zoom in; click-and-drag to move around.

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