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Image of the day 12/02/2019

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Praying Ghosts in Cepheus, 


            Steve Milne
Praying Ghosts in Cepheus
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Technical card

Baader Blue 36 mm: 17x600" bin 1x1
Baader Green 36 mm: 16x600" bin 1x1
Baader Luminance 36 mm: 45x900" bin 1x1
Baader Red 36 mm: 17x600" bin 1x1

Integration: 19.6 hours

Basic astrometry details job: 3065987

RA center: 21h 16' 29"

DEC center: +68° 12' 25"

Pixel scale: 0.917 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.897 degrees

Field radius: 0.396 degrees

Resolution: 2118x2275

Locations: Les Granges, Étoile-Saint-Cyrice, France

Data source: Own remote observatory


The Ghost Nebula (Sharpless 2-136, VdB 141) is a reflection nebula around 1,500 light years away in the constellation of Cepheus.

The Ghost Nebula was imaged in Autumn 2019 using a dual TEC 140 rig located in the Haut Alpes, The imaging team is Tom O'Donohue, Olly Penrice, Steve Milne & Elisabeth Milne.

Capture details are as follows:

Telescope: TEC140 x 2
Camera: Atik 460 & Moravian G2-8300
Filters: Baader, Astrodon and Chroma
Mount: Mesu 200

Lum 45 x 900s
Red: 17 x 600s
Green: 16 x 600s
Blue: 17 x 600s

A total of 19 hours and 35 minutes exposure.



Steve Milne
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Praying Ghosts in Cepheus, 


            Steve Milne