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Image of the day 10/23/2019

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            Barry Wilson

    Technical card

    Resolution: 3296x2471

    Dates:Sept. 24, 2019

    Astrodon Ha 3nm: 21x1200" bin 1x1
    Astrodon OIII 3nm: 21x1200" bin 1x1
    Astrodon SII 3nm: 21x1200" bin 1x1

    Integration: 21.0 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 24.65 days

    Avg. Moon phase: 24.63% job: 2996601

    RA center: 308.535 degrees

    DEC center: 46.973 degrees

    Pixel scale: 2.088 arcsec/pixel

    Orientation: 90.709 degrees

    Field radius: 1.195 degrees

    Locations: Entre Encinas y Estrellas E-EyE, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

    Data source: Own remote observatory

    Remote source: e-EyE Extremadura


    I have had fun processing this image, modifying the standard Hubble palette to show the rich Ha data as a red rather than yellow/orange: obviously inspired by equinoxx's rich hues of late, LOL!

    From APOD: "Explanation: Sharpless 115 stands just north and west of Deneb, the alpha star of Cygnus the Swan in planet Earth's skies. Noted in the 1959 catalog by astronomer Stewart Sharpless (as Sh2-115) the faint but lovely emission nebula lies along the edge of one of the outer Milky Way's giant molecular clouds, about 7,500 light-years away. Shining with the light of ionized atoms of hydrogen, sulfur, and oxygen in this Hubble palette color composite image, the nebular glow is powered by hot stars in star cluster Berkeley 90. The cluster stars are likely only 100 million years old or so and are still embedded in Sharpless 115. But the stars' strong winds and radiation have cleared away much of their dusty, natal cloud. At the emission nebula's estimated distance, this cosmic close-up spans just under 100 light-years."

    Data acquisition: Barry Wilson & Steve Milne
    Processing: Barry Wilson



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            Barry Wilson