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Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Contains:  Great Nebula in Orion, Horsehead nebula, IC 432, IC 434, IC 435, M 42, M 43, NGC 1973, NGC 1975, NGC 1976, NGC 1977, NGC 1980, NGC 1981, NGC 1982, NGC 1999, NGC 2023, NGC 2024, The star 42Ori, The star 45Ori, The star Alnitak (ζOri), The star θ1Ori, The star θ2Ori, The star ιOri, The star σOri
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Horsehead Nebula Mosaic - QHY600 - Esprit 150 - Ha, 



    
        

            Eric Walden
Horsehead Nebula Mosaic - QHY600 - Esprit 150 - Ha
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Horsehead Nebula Mosaic - QHY600 - Esprit 150 - Ha

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED - 150mm f/7

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600

Mounts: Mesu Optics Mesu-Mount 200 Mk2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Esprit 150ED - 150mm f/7

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar x2

Software: PHD2 Guiding  ·  Photoshop CC 2017  ·  Astro Pixel Processor  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon True-Balance Gen2 E-Series 50mm Ha 3nm

Accessory: Starizona Microtouch Autofocuser  ·  QHYCCD OAG-M  ·  Feathertouch 2" focuser  ·  QHYCCD QHYCFW3-7 Poistion 50mm


Dates:Feb. 29, 2020

Frames:Astrodon True-Balance Gen2 E-Series 50mm Ha 3nm: 19x600" (gain: 26.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 3.2 hours

Darks: ~20

Flats: ~20

Flat darks: ~20

Bias: ~50

Avg. Moon age: 5.24 days

Avg. Moon phase: 27.99%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3296197

RA center: 5h 37' 14"

DEC center: -4° 7' 48"

Pixel scale: 0.720 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 91.902 degrees

Field radius: 3.118 degrees


Resolution: 26170x16966

Locations: Starbase Walden, Charlottesville, Virginia, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

I hope to add more area to this mosaic to capture the Orion Nebula region as well before it sets for the summer.

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flywaldo@gmail.com
Eric Walden
License: None (All rights reserved)
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  • Horsehead Nebula Mosaic - QHY600 - Esprit 150 - Ha, 



    
        

            Eric Walden
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    Horsehead Nebula Mosaic - QHY600 - Esprit 150 - Ha, 



    
        

            Eric Walden
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Description: Added three more panels to bring in the Orion Nebula region. Would like to finish the last two panels and add data to clean up noise and panel transitions but time is running out on this area for the season...

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Horsehead Nebula Mosaic - QHY600 - Esprit 150 - Ha, 



    
        

            Eric Walden