Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  68 A Cyg  ·  PK087-03.1  ·  Sh2-119  ·  The star 68Cyg
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SH2-119 in SHO colors, 



    
        

            Sven Hoffmann
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SH2-119 in SHO colors

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SH2-119 in SHO colors, 



    
        

            Sven Hoffmann
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SH2-119 in SHO colors

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO Triplet

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: SkyWatcher AZ-EQ5 GT

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher Esprit 100ED Super APO Triplet

Guiding cameras: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIm

Software: Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8 Ripley  ·  StarNet++  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Photoshop CC  ·  Astro Pixel Processor

Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  Astrodon 3nm SII  ·  Astrodon 3nm Ha

Accessory: OAG  ·  Lacerta Motorfokus  ·  ZWO EFW 8x 1.25"  ·  BeeLink S2 Mini PC  ·  Teleskop Service TSAPORED075


Dates:Aug. 22, 2019Aug. 24, 2019Aug. 28, 2019

Frames:
Astrodon 3nm Ha: 97x300" (8h 5') (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 88x300" (7h 20') (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm SII: 103x300" (8h 35') (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 24h

Darks: ~16

Flats: ~16

Flat darks: ~16

Avg. Moon age: 23.79 days

Avg. Moon phase: 35.96%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 5.00

Mean FWHM: 4.00

Temperature: 15.00


Astrometry.net job: 2945331

RA center: 21h 18' 22"

DEC center: +43° 47' 17"

Pixel scale: 1.844 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -96.219 degrees

Field radius: 1.472 degrees


Resolution: 4631x3401

Data source: Backyard

Description

Hi guys,

only a few degrees of the ever popular North America Nebula you will find this beautiful gem of a nebula. It is extremely large and barely fit into the new field with my Riccardi reducer. This is the first real image with my new gear which I purchased specifically to increase my potential of reaching faint signals. I'm now running at f/4.1 with 3nm filters. All worked out as I had planned and in addition I also increased my target goal to 24h per image which dramatically increased the image quality.

I decided to also do a starless and a version with stars with exactly the same editing steps which should show a very interesting comparison I think.

I hope you guys enjoy these two images. Link to image without stars: https://www.astrobin.com/uv0wv1/

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SH2-119 in SHO colors, 



    
        

            Sven Hoffmann