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California Nebula in SHO, 



    
        

            Sven Hoffmann
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California Nebula in SHO

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
California Nebula in SHO, 



    
        

            Sven Hoffmann
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California Nebula in SHO

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO Triplet

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIm

Software: Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  StarNet++  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  Astrodon 3nm SII  ·  Astrodon 3nm Ha

Accessory: OAG  ·  Lacerta Motorfokus  ·  ZWO EFW 8x 1.25"  ·  BeeLink S2 Mini PC  ·  Teleskop Service TSAPORED075


Dates:Dec. 4, 2019Dec. 11, 2019Jan. 3, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon 3nm Ha: 96x300" (8h) (gain: 200.00) -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 96x300" (8h) (gain: 200.00) -30C bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm SII: 96x300" (8h) (gain: 200.00) -30C bin 1x1

Integration: 24h

Darks: ~16

Flats: ~16

Flat darks: ~16

Avg. Moon age: 9.75 days

Avg. Moon phase: 68.08%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean FWHM: 2.00


Astrometry.net job: 3380204

RA center: 4h 0' 50"

DEC center: +36° 17' 21"

Pixel scale: 1.847 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -100.020 degrees

Field radius: 1.446 degrees


Resolution: 4510x3375

Data source: Backyard

Description

As we are currently not allowed to travel I thought I'd bring (most of you) foreign lands with my image of the California Nebula

This one is the SHO edit with stars, I will upload a few other edits as well. I used classic tone-mapping techniques for this. I think the stars are a little more naturally embedded this time. It's not quite perfect yet I suppose, but I'm starting to get the hang of it.

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California Nebula in SHO, 



    
        

            Sven Hoffmann