Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Gemini (Gem)  ·  Contains:  Gem A  ·  IC 443  ·  IC 444  ·  M 35  ·  Monkey Head Nebula  ·  NGC 2158  ·  NGC 2168  ·  NGC 2174  ·  NGC 2175  ·  The star 3Gem  ·  The star 5Gem  ·  The star 68Ori  ·  The star Propus (ηGem)  ·  The star χ2Ori
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THE WINTER DEEP SKY TRIFECTA ✨, 



    
        

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            Drew Evans
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THE WINTER DEEP SKY TRIFECTA ✨

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: William Optics SpaceCat 51 APO 250mm f/4.9

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI 2600 MC Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: ZWO 60mm f/4.6 Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini (mono)

Software: Lightroom CC  ·  PixInsight  ·  AstroPixel Processor

Filters: Optolong 2" L-Pro

Accessory: ZWO AsiAir Pro  ·  ZWO EAF Electronic Auto Focuser


Dates:Feb. 8, 2021

Frames: 53x600" (8h 50')

Integration: 8h 50'

Avg. Moon age: 26.15 days

Avg. Moon phase: 12.37%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4532787

RA center: 06h11m57s

DEC center: +22°2230

Pixel scale: 3.136 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 266.831 degrees

Field radius: 3.260 degrees


Resolution: 6216x4167

Locations: Home, Flagstaff, Arizona, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

This widefield image shows a view as wide as 10 full moons covering parts of Gemini and Orion.

It shows a variety of colorful deep sky objects amidst countless stars. The Jellyfish Nebula and its fainter neighbor SH2-249 (top), the bright emission and reflection nebula-Monkey head (NGC2174) (left); and the beautiful star cluster M35 (right).

Zooming in you can see several other faint deep sky objects, which are annotated below.

This was captured over 2 evenings in February, totaling almost 9 hours of acquisition time.

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THE WINTER DEEP SKY TRIFECTA ✨, 



    
        

            Drew Evans