Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Scorpius (Sco)  ·  Contains:  -4.07  ·  10 ome02 Sco  ·  12.07  ·  13.23  ·  14 nu. Sco  ·  14.90  ·  15.51  ·  266 Aline  ·  4 Vesta  ·  4 psi Oph  ·  40 Harmonia  ·  7 chi Oph  ·  7.85  ·  713 Luscinia  ·  8 bet01 Sco  ·  8 bet02 Sco  ·  8 phi Oph  ·  80 Sappho  ·  9 ome Oph  ·  9 ome01 Sco  ·  B230  ·  B40  ·  B41  ·  B43  ·  Graffias  ·  IC 4592  ·  IC 4601  ·  Jabbah  ·  Ophiucus  ·  The star Graffias (β1Sco)  ·  And 12 more.
Blue Horsehead, 



    
        

            Emil Andronic
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Blue Horsehead

Blue Horsehead, 



    
        

            Emil Andronic
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Blue Horsehead

Equipment

Imaging Telescopes Or Lenses
Samyang 135mm f2
Imaging Cameras
Canon 700D modified
Mounts
SkyWatcher EQ3 Pro SynScan GoTo
Filters
IDAS LPS D1 Clip EOS
Accessories
QHYCCD Polemaster
Guiding Telescopes Or Lenses
Skywatcher 9x50 finder guider
Guiding Cameras
QHYCCD 5

Acquisition details

Dates:
May 5, 2019
Frames:
21x180" (1h 3')
Integration:
1h 3'
Avg. Moon age:
0.54 days
Avg. Moon phase:
0.32%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
2.00

RA center: 16h14m56s.7

DEC center: -19°1829

Pixel scale: 14.646 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 176.973 degrees

Field radius: 5.017 degrees

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2048x1373

Data source: Traveller

Description

With the Dark Sky week coming to an end and the milky-way core with all the wonderful summer targets starting to show their beauty above the northern hemisphere horizon, I would like to share with you what can be achieved in a short time, under truly dark skies with only a modest dslr and a fast lens.

This is a photo shot 2 years ago on a trip to the bortle 2 skies of the wonderful Wales. That was the first and only time I have seen the clouds being lit up by the stars above and not by the light pollution, an absolutely incredible experience that I will never forget.

I only wish those amazing skies would be closer and available to all of us that love the stars.

The photo was taken with a modified canon 700d and a Samyang 135mm f2 lens on a eq3 mount. Total integration time is only one hour, made up of 21x3min exposures.

I hope you enjoy this magnificent target that is close to impossible to a lot of the UK fellow astrophotographers.

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Blue Horsehead, 



    
        

            Emil Andronic