Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  Sh2-136  ·  VdB141
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Ghost Nebula Sh2-136 with a stock DSLR on an SCT in August, 


            Anthony Quintile
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Ghost Nebula Sh2-136 with a stock DSLR on an SCT in August

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron Nexstar 8SE

Imaging cameras: Pentax K3 II

Mounts: Losmandy G11 Gemini 2

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI120MM Mini

Focal reducers: Starizona SCT Corrector II - 0.63X

Software: Phd2  ·  Photoshop CC 2019  ·  DeepSkyStacker (DSS) deepskystacker

Accessory: Celestron OAG #93648

Dates:Aug. 8, 2020Aug. 9, 2020Aug. 10, 2020Aug. 11, 2020Aug. 14, 2020Aug. 15, 2020Aug. 16, 2020

Frames: 240x240" ISO200

Integration: 16.0 hours

Darks: ~45

Flats: ~51

Flat darks: ~55

Bias: ~53

Avg. Moon age: 22.82 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.30%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.00

Astrometry.net job: 3774165

RA center: 21h 16' 14"

DEC center: +68° 15' 1"

Pixel scale: 0.556 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 175.648 degrees

Field radius: 0.420 degrees

Resolution: 3024x4518

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, AZ, United States

Data source: Backyard


Ooof...It was a lot of work getting the amp glow out of this image!

I really didn't realize how dark this object was when I decided to shoot it.

I have an ASI2600MC on the way now. Enough chasing this kinda stuff with a stock DSLR!