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NGC 1909 Witch Head Nebula, 



    
        

            Niko Geisriegler
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NGC 1909 Witch Head Nebula

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NGC 1909 Witch Head Nebula, 



    
        

            Niko Geisriegler
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NGC 1909 Witch Head Nebula

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Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics RedCat 51 Petzval APO

Imaging cameras: Canon EOS 60 Da

Mounts: SkyWatcher EQM 35 Pro SynScan GoTo

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher 9x50 Finder

Guiding cameras: Lacerta MGEN1 8x50 Sucher firmware2.21

Software: PixInsight  ·  CS2


Dates:Oct. 25, 2019Oct. 26, 2019

Frames:
44x360" (4h 24') ISO800 bin 2x2
35x480" (4h 40') ISO800 bin 2x2

Integration: 9h 4'

Darks: ~40

Flats: ~40

Bias: ~40

Avg. Moon age: 27.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.01%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Mean SQM: 21.23

Temperature: 8.00


Astrometry.net job: 3120685

RA center: 5h 3' 14"

DEC center: -8° 30' 32"

Pixel scale: 1.791 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -2.034 degrees

Field radius: 3.052 degrees


Resolution: 6766x10238

Locations: Tiergehegeparkplatz, Hohe Wand, Maiersdorf, NÖ, Austria; Ebenwaldhöhe, Kleinzell, NÖ, Austria; Stuhleck, Spital am Semmering, Steiermark, Austria

Data source: Traveller

Description

While looking through my lights I discovered this "star" which, according to research, turned out to be a Scandinavian communication satellite Thor7. I saw this in the lights of the following night at exactly the same time.

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Description: Thor 7 geostationary satellite located between the Stars TYC 4762-458-1 (upper Star) and HD 32485 (lower Star)

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NGC 1909 Witch Head Nebula, 



    
        

            Niko Geisriegler