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Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in HOO, 


            Douglas J Struble
Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in HOO
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Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in HOO

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SV70T

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Orion Atlas Pro AZ/EQ-G

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue 50mm Guidescope

Guiding cameras: ASI224MC

Focal reducers: Stellarvue SV70T Focal Reducer

Software: Adobe Photoshop CS5.5  ·  PHD2  ·  Sequence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight  ·  SkySafari Pro

Filters: Astrodon Ha 5nm  ·  Astrodon OIII 3nm

Accessory: ZWO 8x 1.25" Filter Wheel (EFW)  ·  QHYCCD PoleMaster  ·  MoonLite CFL 2.5" Large Format Focuser

Dates:June 24, 2020July 18, 2020

Astrodon Ha 5nm: 401x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon OIII 3nm: 377x120" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 25.9 hours

Darks: ~50

Flats: ~50

Bias: ~250

Avg. Moon age: 15.27 days

Avg. Moon phase: 8.74%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 8.00

Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 4091478

RA center: 19h 28' 29"

DEC center: +32° 42' 21"

Pixel scale: 2.313 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 299.165 degrees

Field radius: 1.768 degrees

Resolution: 4416x3287

Locations: Backyard White Zone Observatory, Taylor, MI, Michigan, United States

Data source: Backyard


Sharpless-96 (Sh2-96) is part of a giant ancient super nova remnant designated G65.3+5.7 located in the constellation Cygnus the Swan approximately 2500 light-years distant. I processed a SHO version this past summer and decided to play with the data processing a more natural HOO version. The stars where processed in SHO and then color shifted to make them look more natural. Even with my short focal length of my Stellarvue SV70T with a reducer, I was still only able to capture part of it. It would require a really short focal length DSLR lens to get the whole super nova structure, which is over four degrees in diameter. This portion, Sh2-96, however is the most interesting part to me. Other parts include designations of Sh2-91 and Sh2-94, which are out of the field of view. Because of how old and dispersed the nebulosity is, it is very faint. I did not pick up any nebulosity in a single sub, so not many attempt it for obvious reasons. I had to really massage the data to get where I wanted it. It reminds me of CTB-1 (Abell 85) meets the Veil Nebula, which makes sense because they are super nova remnants as well.



Douglas J Struble

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Sh2-96 • Giant Super Nova Remnant in HOO, 


            Douglas J Struble

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