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Contains:  IC 1396, The star 14Cep, The star 13Cep, The star Garnet Star (μCep)
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IC1396 Widefield, 


            Dominique Callant
IC1396 Widefield

IC1396 Widefield

Technical card

Resolution: 2526x1800

Dates:Sept. 21, 2019

Frames:STC Cyclops Optics Astro Duo-Narrowband Filter (48mm / 2"): 70x120" (gain: 240.00) -10C bin 1x1

Integration: 2.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 21.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.49%

Mean SQM: 18.71

Temperature: 12.00 job: 2975290

RA center: 325.012 degrees

DEC center: 57.651 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.903 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 148.257 degrees

Field radius: 3.405 degrees

Locations: home backyard, Houthalen, Limburg, Belgium

Data source: Backyard


Originally I planned to take longer exposures at lower gain with this combination, but as I could not connect my AZ-EQ6 to the ASIAIR as my Synscan software was too old. As such guiding was not possible.,so plans changed and I decided to start serie of shorter exposures at high gain, not requiring guiding. I set the ASI071MC to the highest gain possible in the ASIAIR , being 240, as an experiment to identify how far you can push this low noise , but not so sensitive camera.
Withouth calibration the image came out remarkable well to me .



Dominique Callant
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IC1396 Widefield, 


            Dominique Callant