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Unicorn Treasures (annotated version), 



    
        

            Terry Hancock

Unicorn Treasures (annotated version)

Unicorn Treasures (annotated version), 



    
        

            Terry Hancock

Unicorn Treasures (annotated version)

Description

Captured in color (LRGB) from Grand Mesa Observatory’s “System 1a” using the QHY16200A Monochrome CCD camera and William Optics Redcat 51 APO from GrandMesaObservatory in Purdy Mesa, Western Colorado.

Pictured here the constellation of Monoceros containing many fascinating deep sky objects including The Christmas Tree Cluster NGC2264, Hubble’s Variable Nebula NGC2262 , The Supernova remnant known as The Monoceros Loop (part of), Open Clusters NGC2254, , NGC2251, NGC2259, NGC2251, Reflection Nebulae IC2169 and IC446, VdB79 and VdB78. Emission Nebulae IC448, NGC2245 and NGC2247

(all of these objects can be easily identified in the annotated image version)

I was quite pleased with the result from what has been one of only a couple of clear nights so far this month of February, especially with such a short total acquisition time of only 3.3 hours.

Data is available from Grand Mesa Observatory’s legacy data archive: grandmesaobservatory.com/legacy

Technical Details

Captured and processed by: Terry Hancock

Location: GrandMesaObservatory.com Purdy Mesa, Colorado

February 2nd 2020

LRGB 200 min 10 x 300 sec each

Filters by Chroma

Camera: QHY16200A

Gain 0, Offset 130 Calibrated with Dark, Bias Frames and Flat frames.

Optics: William Optics Redcat 51 APO @ F4.9

EQ Mount: Paramount ME

Image Acquisition software Maxim DL6

Pre Processing in Pixinsight

Post Processed in Photoshop CC

Starnet (star removal)

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Unicorn Treasures (annotated version), 



    
        

            Terry Hancock