Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Chamaeleon (Cha)  ·  Contains:  Chamaleon  ·  IC 3104  ·  NGC 3620  ·  Part of the constellation Chamaeleon (Cha)  ·  The star βCha  ·  The star γCha  ·  The star δ1Cha  ·  The star δ2Cha  ·  The star εCha  ·  The star κCha  ·  The star πCha  ·  bet Cha  ·  del01 Cha  ·  del02 Cha  ·  eps Cha  ·  gam Cha  ·  kap Cha  ·  pi. Cha
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Dust clouds in Chamaeleon, 



    
        

            Steffen Boelaars
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Dust clouds in Chamaeleon

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Dust clouds in Chamaeleon, 



    
        

            Steffen Boelaars
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Dust clouds in Chamaeleon

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Sigma 150-600mm F5-6.3 DG OS HSM | C

Imaging cameras: Nikon D7500

Mounts: SkyWatcher Star Adventurer

Software: Lightroom CC  ·  PixInsight 1.8


Dates:April 28, 2020

Frames:
43x120" (1h 26') ISO100
17x240" (1h 8') ISO100

Integration: 2h 34'

Darks: 100

Flats: 100

Bias: 100

Avg. Moon age: 5.03 days

Avg. Moon phase: 26.01%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00

Temperature: 10.00


Astrometry.net job: 3497035

RA center: 11h 55' 24"

DEC center: -78° 6' 12"

Pixel scale: 5.591 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -29.628 degrees

Field radius: 4.925 degrees


Resolution: 5312x3504

Locations: Tanera Park, Aro Valley, Wellington, New Zealand

Data source: Backyard

Description

To be honest I'm not too happy with this image, but I just can't get it any better. I guess that's a combination of having shot this with a big lens on a tiny mount in the middle of Bortle 6 skies, and this only being my first crack at dark dust clouds. Still, quite pleased I managed to get them!

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Dust clouds in Chamaeleon, 



    
        

            Steffen Boelaars