Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Perseus (Per)  ·  Contains:  46 ksi Per  ·  Menkib  ·  Sh2-220  ·  The star ξPer
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Menkib over California Nebula, 



    
        

            Anthony Quintile
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Menkib over California Nebula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sky-Watcher Quattro 10 f/4

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60280 Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Focal reducers: Sky-Watcher Coma corrector f/4

Software: Phd2  ·  Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8.8-6  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) deepskystacker

Accessory: Catseye Collimation System


Dates:Dec. 15, 2020

Frames: 510x120" (gain: 100.00)

Integration: 17.0 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~45

Flat darks: ~55

Avg. Moon age: 0.92 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.95%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00


Astrometry.net job: 4342754

RA center: 3h 59' 52"

DEC center: +36° 18' 13"

Pixel scale: 0.773 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -158.519 degrees

Field radius: 0.795 degrees


Resolution: 4071x6187

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

Second go with the Quattro.

Clouds interrupted my flow for over a week, but I was able to sneak a couple of long nights in before the Moon reestablished itself in my skies.

Several little galaxies are visible through the nebula, which gives some idea as to how diffuse these interstellar clouds are.

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Description: I reduced Menkib's core a bit. This was my second image with the reflector, so I have been learning what I think looks nice with the diffraction spikes.

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Description: Complete reprocess with new techniques.

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Description: MInor blem touch ups and adjustments.

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Description: Minor touch ups, cleaned up small galaxy, some star mask artifacts.

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Menkib over California Nebula, 



    
        

            Anthony Quintile