Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Lacerta (Lac)
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Molecular Clouds in Lacerta, 



    
        

            Jim Thommes
Molecular Clouds in Lacerta
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Molecular Clouds in Lacerta

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Molecular Clouds in Lacerta, 



    
        

            Jim Thommes
Molecular Clouds in Lacerta
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Molecular Clouds in Lacerta

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Takahashi FSQ-106
Imaging Cameras
ATIK383L+
Mounts
AVX
Filters
Luminance · Astronomik LRGB 1.25" Type IIc · RGB
Software
Annotation Tool (Aladin) · Pixinsight · Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro · PHD2 AutoGuide Software
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
180 mm Guide Scope
Guiding Cameras
ZWO ASI120MM

Acquisition details

Dates:
Sept. 10, 2018
Frames:
Luminance: 16x900" (4h) bin 1x1
RGB: 24x270" (1h 48') bin 2x2
Integration:
5h 48'
Avg. Moon age:
0.86 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.83%

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3838624

RA center: 22h09m45s.1

DEC center: +41°3321

Pixel scale: 2.688 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.474 degrees

Field radius: 1.213 degrees

Resolution: 2600x1950

Locations: Desert Astronomy Association Observatory Campus, Julian, CA, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

The main feature of this image field is the series of molecular clouds from lower left to upper right. These clouds are cataloged in the Planck Catalog of Galactic Cold Clumps (PGCC), but they are not in any of the well known Astronomical catalogs. Also in the field is a significant number of background galaxies - some of them are visible through the molecular clouds. One of these galaxies is from the NGC catalog (NGC 7223). Many of these background galaxies are members of galaxy groups. The two galaxy groups in this field are [CHM2007] HDC 1179 (total of 10 members) and [CHM2007] LDC 1503 (total of 18 members, some out of the field of this image). These objects and some of the brighter stars are identified in the annotated image. Horizontal FOV is approximately 120 arc minutes. Full size image scale is 2.77 arcsec/pix.

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Molecular Clouds in Lacerta, 



    
        

            Jim Thommes