Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  IC 5068  ·  IC 5070  ·  NGC 7000  ·  North America Nebula  ·  Part of the constellation Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Pelican Nebula  ·  The star 31Cyg  ·  The star 32Cyg  ·  The star Deneb (αCyg)  ·  The star Garnet Star (μCep)  ·  The star Sadr (γCyg)  ·  The star βSer  ·  The star νCyg  ·  The star ξCyg  ·  The star ρCyg  ·  The star σCyg

Image of the day 08/17/2020

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Cepheus-Cygnus 32 panel megamosaic., 



    
        

            Olly Penrice
Cepheus-Cygnus 32 panel megamosaic.
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Cepheus-Cygnus 32 panel megamosaic.

Image of the day 08/17/2020

Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
Cepheus-Cygnus 32 panel megamosaic., 



    
        

            Olly Penrice
Cepheus-Cygnus 32 panel megamosaic.
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Cepheus-Cygnus 32 panel megamosaic.

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Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 3735652

RA center: 20h 56' 36"

DEC center: +50° 13' 19"

Pixel scale: 24.881 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 351.821 degrees

Field radius: 14.319 degrees


Resolution: 2500x3304

Data source: Own remote observatory

Description

Yves Van den Broek captured these 32 panels with his remote setup, which I host at Les Granges. (Tak FSQ106 reduced, Mesu 200, Full Frame QHY CMOS OSC camera.) He also put the panels together in APP. This produced a good template but a very unsatisfactory blend. Yves then handed me the template and the raw files. I slightly altered the geometry of the template to reduce final cropping and then processed the original subs in PI and Photoshop, using a recorded initial stretch action for consistency and speed. I used Registar to build up these subs onto the template. Further stretching was done to the whole image in Ps. The Squid Nebula and one or two other details came from my existing data, calibrated in Registar and blended in Ps. Great fun. This processig took about a working week, including the inevitable false starts!

So... lots going on in Cepheus. It's not great for the visual observers but you can see why we imagers love it.

A big thanks to Yves for giving me the chance to get involved in another very large mosaic. I was knocked out by the camera. I've never been an OSC fan till this time. There are no Ha filtered subs in this.

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Cepheus-Cygnus 32 panel megamosaic., 



    
        

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