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Image of the day 07/30/2020

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    Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in SHO, 


            Douglas J Struble
    Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in SHO
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    Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in SHO

    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV70T

    Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

    Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

    Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue 50mm Guidescope

    Guiding cameras: ASI224MC

    Focal reducers: Stellarvue SV70T Focal Reducer

    Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.5  ·  PHD2  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  SkySafari Pro

    Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon SII 3nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 3nm

    Accessory: QHYCCD PoleMaster  ·  ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW)  ·  MoonLite CFL 2.5" Large Format Focuser

    Dates:June 24, 2020July 5, 2020July 18, 2020

    Astrodon Ha 5nm: 401x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon OIII 3nm: 377x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
    Astrodon SII 3nm: 394x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

    Integration: 39.1 hours

    Darks: ~50

    Flats: ~50

    Bias: ~250

    Avg. Moon age: 15.21 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 39.12%

    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

    Basic astrometry details job: 3685515

    RA center: 19h 28' 21"

    DEC center: +32° 42' 46"

    Pixel scale: 2.312 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 28.814 degrees

    Field radius: 1.815 degrees

    Resolution: 3356x4548

    Locations: Backyard White Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

    Data source: Backyard


    Sharpless-96 (Sh2-96) is part of a giant ancient super nova remnant designated G65.3+5.7 located in the constellation Cygnus the Swan approximately 2500 light-years distant. Even with my short focal length of my Stellarvue SV70T with a reducer, I was still only able to capture part of it. It would require a really short focal length DSLR lens to get the whole super nova structure, which is over four degrees in diameter. This portion, Sh2-96, however is the most interesting part. Other parts include designations of Sh2-91 and Sh2-94, which are out of the field of view. Because of how old and dispersed the gas is, it is very faint. I did not pick up any nebulosity in a single sub, so not many attempt it for obvious reasons. I had to really massage the data to get where I wanted it. It reminds me of CTB-1 (Abell 85) meets the Veil Nebula, which makes sense because they are super nova remnants as well.



    Douglas J Struble
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    Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in SHO, 


            Douglas J Struble

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