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A Wizard Falling Through Space (NGC7380), 



    
        

            Will Czaja
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A Wizard Falling Through Space (NGC7380)

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A Wizard Falling Through Space (NGC7380), 



    
        

            Will Czaja
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A Wizard Falling Through Space (NGC7380)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106N

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1200 GTO AP 1200 GTO

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PHD Lab PHD2 Guiding

Filters: Chroma 3nm Ha, Oiii, Sii


Dates:Nov. 14, 2020

Frames: 250x600" (41h 40')

Integration: 41h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 28.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.80%


Astrometry.net job: 4066882

RA center: 22h 47' 4"

DEC center: +58° 2' 17"

Pixel scale: 1.466 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -50.845 degrees

Field radius: 2.216 degrees


Resolution: 9089x5979

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Marathon Remote Imaging Observatory (MaRIO)

Description

I've always wondered what the story is behind this forlorn Wizard falling through space. What caused his downfall? Maybe he attempted to ride the great Pegasus above him and was bucked off. There should be a narrative behind it all!

I've imaged the Wizard before but wasn't quite satisfied with my results so I decided to give it another go. I chose a different color palette than I typically use. I tried to express the Ha with a natural deep red, and the SII with a orange. I'm quite pleased with the amount of interstellar medium I could bring out. This is about 40 hours of SHO data. Comments and critiques are very welcome! If you're interested in any details of my process strategy I'm happy to share.

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