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Contains:  B344, PK077+02.1, VdB130
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around Barnard 344

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses:Orion Optics UK CT10 F4.8

Imaging cameras:Zwo Asi 6200 mm pro

Mounts:Skywatcher EQ-6R pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses:Williams Optics Megrez90

Guiding cameras:zwo ASI 120mc

Focal reducers:GPU Pal Gyulai GPU 2" Aplanatic Coma Corrector

Software:PixInsightAdobe PS CS2Deepsky stacker

Filters:Baader Filterset 2"

Dates:July 18, 2020

Frames: 135x300"

Integration: 11.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.26 days

Avg. Moon phase: 5.72% job: 3682207

RA center: 20h 19' 2"

DEC center: +39° 46' 34"

Pixel scale: 0.653 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 137.605 degrees

Field radius: 0.960 degrees

Resolution: 5794x8797

Locations: Backyard, Eschborn, Hessen, Germany

Data source: Backyard


Working already a while on that image, I could finish the last SII frames last night. Barnard 344 is one of my favorite dark clouds. It's special form is simply stunning for me. In addition it is a very nice and not too faint object for using the hubble pallet. With the wider field of the ASI 6200, there are in addition several other and quite different looking structures visible, which are also fascinating. It really was a joy to capture and process this incredible area in cygnus....



Christoph Lichtblau


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around Barnard 344, 


            Christoph Lichtblau

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