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Image of the day 04/02/2022

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    The Cosmic Pursuit, 



    
        

            Ysty
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    The Cosmic Pursuit

    Image of the day 04/02/2022

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      The Cosmic Pursuit, 



    
        

            Ysty
      Powered byPixInsight

      The Cosmic Pursuit

      Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
      Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4
      Imaging Cameras
      ZWO ASI2600MM Pro
      Mounts
      Skywatcher EQ6R Pro
      Filters
      Antlia Ha 3nm Pro 36mm · Antlia OIII 3nm Pro 36mm · Antlia Green 36mm · Antlia Blue 36mm · Antlia Red 36mm · L
      Accessories
      ZWO EFW 36 mm Filter Wheel · Primaluce Lab Sesto Senso 2 · Takahashi 645 Super Reducer
      Software
      Open PHD Guiding project PHD2 · Photoshop · PixInshight · NINA - Nighttime Imaging ‘N’ Astronomy · Siril
      Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
      Altair Astro 60/225
      Guiding Cameras
      ZWO ASI290MM Mini

      Acquisition details

      Dates:
      March 3, 2022 ·  March 4, 2022 ·  March 5, 2022 ·  March 6, 2022 ·  March 7, 2022 ·  March 8, 2022 ·  March 9, 2022 ·  March 10, 2022
      Frames:
      Antlia Blue 36mm: 90x10" (15')
      Antlia Blue 36mm: 45x300" (3h 45')
      Antlia Green 36mm: 90x10" (15')
      Antlia Green 36mm: 45x300" (3h 45')
      Antlia Ha 3nm Pro 36mm: 160x600" (26h 40')
      Antlia OIII 3nm Pro 36mm: 105x300" (8h 45')
      Antlia Red 36mm: 90x10" (15')
      Antlia Red 36mm: 45x300" (3h 45')
      L: 220x300" (18h 20')
      Integration:
      65h 45'
      Avg. Moon age:
      4.20 days
      Avg. Moon phase:
      21.91%

      RA center: 22h19m25s.90

      DEC center: +70°0609.8

      Pixel scale: 2.511 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -129.086 degrees

      Field radius: 2.081 degrees

      WCS transformation: thin plate spline

      More info:Open 

      Resolution: 5000x3259

      Data source: Traveller

      Description

      Once again I travelled a lot (around 1 000km in 8 days) to get this picture, but when the weather gives you 8 consecutives nights you have to respect that and shot , even if you live in a flat in a bortle 8 city! 

      It was the hardest project to process I ever did.
      First, due to the mixing of the Ha in the LRVB, and adding a HOO version of the planetary nebula.
      Then, I felt like the final image looked low contrasted, but it's because the entire field is full of a veil of dust.

      I really like this field which brings together a rich variety of what the sky can offer us!

      I also like the epic pursuit between this dusty baby bird and a dusty ghost in a Ha set like an theater scene.

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