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    Praying Ghosts in Cepheus, 


            Steve Milne
    Praying Ghosts in Cepheus
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    Technical card

    Imaging telescopes or lenses: TEC-140

    Imaging cameras: Moravian Instruments Moravian G2-8300  ·  Atik 460 EX Mono

    Mounts: Mesu 200

    Software: Adobe Photoshop 6 CS  ·  Pixinsight 1.8

    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

    Astrometry.net 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