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Cone Nebula in SHO, 



    
        

            Sendhil Chinnasamy
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Cone Nebula in SHO

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



    
        

            Sendhil Chinnasamy
Powered byPixInsight

Cone Nebula in SHO

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Espirit 100ED Super Apo

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600M

Mounts: ASTRO-PHYSICS AP900 CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Evoguide 50ED

Guiding cameras: ZWO 290MM Mini

Focal reducers: Riccardi 0.75x reducer/flattener

Software: Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8.8-6

Filters: Chroma SII 3nm 50mm  ·  Chroma Ha 3nm 50mm  ·  Chroma 3nm Oiii 50mm

Accessory: Pegasus Ultimate Power Box V2  ·  Optec ThirdLynx DirectSync SVX30  ·  Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  ZWO filter wheel


Dates:April 24, 2021May 2, 2021May 4, 2021May 5, 2021May 6, 2021May 7, 2021May 9, 2021

Frames:
Chroma 3nm Oiii 50mm: 18x900" (4h 30') (gain: 26.00) -5C bin 1x1
Chroma Ha 3nm 50mm: 10x900" (2h 30') (gain: 26.00) -5C bin 1x1
Chroma SII 3nm 50mm: 6x900" (1h 30') (gain: 26.00) -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 8h 30'

Darks: 25

Flats: 25

Flat darks: 25

Avg. Moon age: 22.42 days

Avg. Moon phase: 39.24%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


RA center: 06h40m06s.513

DEC center: +09°5054.98

Pixel scale: 1.866 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.499 degrees

Field radius: 2.963 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 9555x6318

Data source: Backyard

Description

This image is a wide-field view of NGC 2264 and all its members. The Cone Nebula on the top, followed by the Christmas Tree Cluster, the Snowflake Cluster, and the Fox Fur Nebula.

I had this as a parking target (9-11pm) before the Iris and Blue Horsehead nebulae cleared above the horizon. With nothing but pretty clouds in the forecast, I decided to process whatever data I had collected.

The channels are uneven, but this will do for now. I will come back and add more data the next time around.

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Cone Nebula in SHO, 



    
        

            Sendhil Chinnasamy