Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  112 bet Tau  ·  136 Tau  ·  22 Aur  ·  Alnath  ·  El Nath (βTau)  ·  PK178-02.1  ·  PK181+00.1  ·  Sh2-240  ·  Sh2-242  ·  The star 136Tau  ·  The star Elnath

Image of the day 04/24/2021

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The Spaghetti Nebula and the Star Alnath, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
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The Spaghetti Nebula and the Star Alnath

Image of the day 04/24/2021

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The Spaghetti Nebula and the Star Alnath, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison
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The Spaghetti Nebula and the Star Alnath

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi FSQ-106EDX IV

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach 1 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Willam Optics 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: QHY-5-L-II-M QHY5-II Mono

Focal reducers: Takahashi 645 0.72X for FSQ106

Software: Adobe Photoshop photoshop PS  ·  PixInsight  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Adobe Lightroom LR

Filters: Baader OIII 8.5nm 50mm Unmounted  ·  Baader Ha Narrowband 7nm 50mm Unmounted  ·  Antlia Pro Blue 3mm  ·  Antlia Pro Green 3mm  ·  Antlia Pro Red 3mm  ·  Antlia Pro Luminance 3mm

Accessory: QHYCFW3-M QHYCFW3 Filter Wheel  ·  Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  Moonlite NightCrawler 35 Moonlite NC WR35


Dates:Feb. 5, 2021Feb. 9, 2021Feb. 12, 2021March 5, 2021March 26, 2021April 2, 2021

Frames:
Antlia Pro Blue 3mm: 180x60" (3h) -5C bin 1x1
Antlia Pro Green 3mm: 180x60" (3h) -5C bin 1x1
Antlia Pro Luminance 3mm: 180x60" (3h) -5C bin 1x1
Antlia Pro Red 3mm: 180x60" (3h) -5C bin 1x1
Baader Ha Narrowband 7nm 50mm Unmounted: 35x1800" (17h 30') -5C bin 1x1
Baader OIII 8.5nm 50mm Unmounted: 35x1800" (17h 30') -5C bin 1x1

Integration: 47h

Darks: 20

Flats: 20

Bias: 20

Avg. Moon age: 17.45 days

Avg. Moon phase: 44.74%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 2.00


Astrometry.net job: 4411101

RA center: 5h 39' 22"

DEC center: +27° 56' 0"

Pixel scale: 6.132 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 169.926 degrees

Field radius: 3.817 degrees


Resolution: 4000x2034

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Marathon Remote Imaging Observatory (MaRIO)

Description

The Spaghetti Nebula & The Star Alnath

Sharpless 2-240/Simeis 147

Mosaic of 1.2 Panels to include Elnath

Captured from The Marathon Sky Park, Marathon Texas

ACQUISITION:

February 6th-April 12th, 2021

Integration:

35 x 1800s Hydrogen

35 x 1800s Oxygen

180 x 60s Luminance

180 x 60s Red

180 x 60s Green

180 x 60s Blue

49.4 Total Hours

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The Spaghetti Nebula and the Star Alnath, 



    
        

            Matt Harbison