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The Skeleton Hand Nebula (LDN1218, LDN1226, LDN1227), 


            Nico Carver
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The Skeleton Hand Nebula (LDN1218, LDN1226, LDN1227)

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVQ86

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6-R Pro

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Astromania 60mm Guide Scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI290MM Mini

Software: Photoshop CS6  ·  PHD2 Guiding  ·  Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator Pro  ·  Pixinsight 1.8  ·  Nikita Misiura Starnet++  ·  DC-3 Dreams Pinpoint  ·  Cartes du Ciel

Filters: Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series  ·  Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series  ·  Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series  ·  Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 5nm Ha  ·  Astrodon Tru-Balance 1.25" 3nm OIII

Accessory: Shoestring Astronomy EQDIR

Dates:Oct. 1, 2019

Frames: 250x300"

Integration: 20.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.11 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.57%

Astrometry.net job: 2977272

RA center: 23h 6' 2"

DEC center: +62° 33' 51"

Pixel scale: 2.427 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 106.883 degrees

Field radius: 1.016 degrees

Resolution: 1970x2283

Data source: Traveller


Another crop (processed differently) from my mosaic image of the cave. I call this one the Skeleton Hand Nebula. Can you see it?



Nico Carver
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The Skeleton Hand Nebula (LDN1218, LDN1226, LDN1227), 


            Nico Carver