Celestial hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cygnus (Cyg)  ·  Contains:  LBN 191  ·  LDN 868  ·  NGC 6974  ·  NGC 6979  ·  Sh2-103
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NGC 6979 Pickering's Triangle, 



    
        

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NGC 6979 Pickering's Triangle

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NGC 6979 Pickering's Triangle, 



    
        

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NGC 6979 Pickering's Triangle

Revision title: Postprocessing via starxnet

Acquisition details

Dates:
Aug. 7, 2022
Frames:
Optolong UV/IR cut 2": 105×180(5h 15′) (gain: 99.98) -10°C bin 1×1
Integration:
5h 15′
Darks:
20
Flats:
20
Bias:
30
Avg. Moon age:
9.56 days
Avg. Moon phase:
72.34%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale:
4.00
Temperature:
17.00

RA center: 20h49m12s.78

DEC center: +31°4131.0

Pixel scale: 1.486 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.128 degrees

Field radius: 1.541 degrees

WCS transformation: thin plate spline

More info:Open 

Resolution: 2500x1664

File size: 9.4 MB

Locations: Heimatsternwarte, Germany, Taunus, Hessen near Frankfurt, HE, Germany

Data source: Backyard

Description

Last night I had my first light with my new Skywatcher Quattro6 and my new Omegon VeTEC 571 C camera. I tried NGC 6979, known as "Pickering's Triangle". I think the new equipment does a good job. The Quattro6 is listed as f/4, but the platesolving tells a ratio of f/3,45 with the included Skywatcher Coma-Corrector.

My first try failed the night before: I have put an additional distance adaptor of 21mm in the image train and the sensor was 2,1cm to far away. I tried 1,5 hour to get a picture and stopped very frustrated. Later I have found my fault and the second try was successfull

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