Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  Sh2-129  ·  VdB140

Image of the day 12/18/2020

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    The Squid and the Flying Bat Nebula, 



    
        

            Sinan Arkin
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    The Squid and the Flying Bat Nebula

    Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

    Image of the day 12/18/2020

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      The Squid and the Flying Bat Nebula, 



    
        

            Sinan Arkin
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      The Squid and the Flying Bat Nebula

      Acquisition type: Electronically-Assisted Astronomy (EAA, e.g. based on a live video feed)

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

      Imaging cameras: FLI ML16200

      Mounts: Celestron CGX

      Guiding telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ 106 EDX4

      Guiding cameras: ASI ZWO ASI120mm mini

      Software: Photoshop CC  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Open PHD Guiding Project PHD2 Guiding

      Filters: Chroma R 50mm  ·  Chroma G 50mm  ·  Chroma 5nm Ha 50mm  ·  Chroma 3nm OIII 50mm  ·  Chorma B 50mm

      Accessory: Celestron StarSense  ·  MoonLite NiteCrawler WR35  ·  PrimaLuceLab ECCO  ·  Celestron SkySync GPS  ·  Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat  ·  Optec Sagitta OAG  ·  PrimaLuceLab Eagle 3  ·  FLI Filter Wheel 5-7  ·  QHYCCD Polemaster


      Frames:
      Chorma B 50mm: 60x120" (2h) -20C bin 1x1
      Chroma 3nm OIII 50mm: 50x1200" (16h 40') -20C bin 2x2
      Chroma 5nm Ha 50mm: 36x1200" (12h) -20C bin 1x1
      Chroma G 50mm: 60x120" (2h) -20C bin 1x1
      Chroma R 50mm: 60x120" (2h) -20C bin 1x1

      Integration: 34h 40'

      Darks: ~30

      Flats: ~30

      Flat darks: ~30

      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


      Astrometry.net job: 4078753

      RA center: 21h 10' 55"

      DEC center: +60° 7' 3"

      Pixel scale: 2.326 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -61.329 degrees

      Field radius: 2.386 degrees


      Resolution: 4126x6127

      Locations: Bellapais, Kyrenia, Cyprus

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      Two-panel mosaic of the Squid and the Flying Bat Nebula (Ou4 and Sh2-129). The nebula is in narrowband while the stars are in RGB. Each panel contains approximately 6 hours of Ha, 8 hours of 2x2 binned OIII as well as one hour each of the broadband filters.

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