Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  Sh2-168  ·  Sh2-169
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Sh2 169 and Sh2 168 H-alpha RGB, 



    
        

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Sh2 169 and Sh2 168 H-alpha RGB

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVT 130T  ·  Astro-Tech AT10RC

Imaging cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVT 130T  ·  Astro-Tech AT10RC

Guiding cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Software: Software Bisque TheSky X Professional  ·  CCDWare FocusMax V.4  ·  PixInsight  ·  Maxim DL  ·  EQMOD  ·  DC-3 Dreams ACP Observatory Control Software  ·  Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) Software

Filters: Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  AstroDon 5nm Ha filter

Accessory: Moonlite Nitecrawler 3.5


Dates:Sept. 28, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x240" bin 1x1
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 12x240" bin 1x1
Astrodon H-alpha 5nm: 32x1800" bin 1x1
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 12x240" ISO-1 bin 1x1

Integration: 18.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 29.22 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.11%


Astrometry.net job: 2950254

RA center: 23h 53' 35"

DEC center: +60° 25' 22"

Pixel scale: 1.220 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.500 degrees

Field radius: 0.332 degrees


Resolution: 1500x1260

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

Sh2 169 is the lower left and Sh2 168 is the upper right.

Sh2 was on my undone list but eventually while working on it I realized the blob in the upper right looked familiar. I eventually came to realize that we shot it with Rob scope two years ago. Thus with a little work we could combine the H-alpha from the two efforts to bring out the duller Sh2 168.

I found a well-done similar image on Astrobin:

https://www.astrobin.com/369218/?nc=user

Stefan had a nice explanation of the two, which I quote here "with credit":

Large parts of Sh2-168 appear almost completely structureless. The center is much brighter, slightly striped and sits like a shield hump in the middle of the fog. In the northeast, a ragged dark cloud appears to be sliding in front of Sh2-168, making the fog look gnawed. The neighbor Sh2-169 looks completely structureless and is dominated by the stimulating star in its center. In the southeast, the fog is sharply defined, while in other places it diffuses diffusely into the background.

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Description: RGB with HA added to Red and L.

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Sh2 169 and Sh2 168 H-alpha RGB, 



    
        

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