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Mandel-Wilson 2 (aka the Angel Nebula) in Ursa Major, 



    
        

            Göran Nilsson
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Mandel-Wilson 2 (aka the Angel Nebula) in Ursa Major

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Mandel-Wilson 2 (aka the Angel Nebula) in Ursa Major, 



    
        

            Göran Nilsson
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Mandel-Wilson 2 (aka the Angel Nebula) in Ursa Major

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron RASA 8" F/2

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI2600MC-Pro

Mounts: iOptron CEM70

Guiding telescopes or lenses: SkyWatcher 80/400 achromatic

Guiding cameras: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Autoguider X2

Software: PixInsight 01.08 Ripley  ·  PHOTOSHOP CS5


Dates:March 5, 2021

Frames: 85x240" (5h 40')

Integration: 5h 40'

Avg. Moon age: 21.54 days

Avg. Moon phase: 56.49%


Astrometry.net job: 4342199

RA center: 10h 32' 13"

DEC center: +73° 14' 25"

Pixel scale: 3.389 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -83.686 degrees

Field radius: 2.142 degrees


Resolution: 3770x2551

Locations: Home Observatory, Hole, Värmland, Sweden

Data source: Backyard

Description

This faint nebula is made up of Integrated Flux Nebula (IFN), which according to Steve Mandel is dust lit up by by the energy from the integrated flux of all the stars in the Milky Way.

A careful look reveals a bunch of galaxies hiding behind the dust.

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Description: Adjusted color balance more towards red, which agrees more with other images of this nebula

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Description: EZ star reduction

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Mandel-Wilson 2 (aka the Angel Nebula) in Ursa Major, 



    
        

            Göran Nilsson