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Contains:  NGC 7380, IC 1396, The star ξCep, The star νCep, The star εCep, The star Garnet Star (μCep), The star αLac, The star δCep, The star ιCep, The star ζCep, The star Alfirk (βCep), The star Alderamin (αCep), Part of the constellation Lacerta (Lac), Part of the constellation Cepheus (Cep)
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Cepheus- Flying Bat to Lobster Claw, 





    
        

            Nico Carver
Cepheus- Flying Bat to Lobster Claw

Cepheus- Flying Bat to Lobster Claw

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Sigma 105 mm f1.4 ART

Imaging camera:Nikon D800 Mod

Mount:iOptron SmartEQ Pro+

Software:Pixinsight 1.8Photoshop CS6

Resolution: 2800x2818

Dates:Sept. 4, 2019

Frames: 260x30"

Integration: 2.2 hours

Avg. Moon age: 5.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 32.64%

Astrometry.net job: 2917002

RA center: 332.201 degrees

DEC center: 60.249 degrees

Pixel scale: 21.481 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 249.262 degrees

Field radius: 11.853 degrees

Data source: Traveller

Description

Rented the Sigma Art 105mm f/1.4 from lenstrentals.com. Tried it out with my new modded Nikon D800 while traveling.

Shot over 3 nights in rural Northern Wisconsin. I was often fighting thin clouds and dew, but nice dark skies. Average SQM was 20.75. I shot this all at f/2.0, ISO800. I used the intervalometer built-in to the camera, which I think is limited to 30s exposures.

This is sort of accidentally a 2-panel mosaic, but there is a lot of overlap. It was a happy accident because I like the framing in the end. Tried to get guiding working again on the SmartEQ Pro+, but with the thin clouds it was a losing battle, kept losing the guide star. Ended up going unguided and just blinking the subs to find the good ones.

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Cepheus- Flying Bat to Lobster Claw, 





    
        

            Nico Carver