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Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Contains:  Sh2-170
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Sh2-170 Little Rosette Nebula details in SHOrgb, 


            Jose Carballada
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Sh2-170 Little Rosette Nebula details in SHOrgb

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Altair Astro RC250-TT 10" RC Truss Tube

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Mesu 200 Mk2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG Deluxe

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174 Mini

Focal reducers: Riccardi Reducer/Flattener 0.75x

Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PixInsight  ·  Seqence Generator Pro

Filters: Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon S-II 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm  ·  Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm  ·  Astrodon L Gen.2 E-series 36mm

Accessory: ZWO EFW  ·  MoonLite NiteCrawler WR30

Dates:Sept. 25, 2019Sept. 26, 2019Sept. 27, 2019Sept. 28, 2019

Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 35x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 35x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 97x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm: 35x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 35x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon S-II 36mm - 5nm: 30x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 27.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.48 days

Avg. Moon phase: 6.38% job: 2980353

RA center: 0h 1' 34"

DEC center: +64° 36' 42"

Pixel scale: 1.007 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -91.033 degrees

Field radius: 0.408 degrees

Resolution: 2328x1760

Locations: AAS Montsec, Àger, Lleida, Spain

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility


Iteration on the Sharpless catalogue of faint nebulae.

It's not a common object, and here is the close up. Very faint and difficult. I am really proud of it :D

Sh2-170 is an emission nebula in Cassiopeia at around 7500 light years away.
The bright star at the centre of the nebula is ionising the surrounding hydrogen gas, causing the nebula to glow.
This nebula is about 2/3 the diameter of the full moon.



Jose Carballada
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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Sh2-170 Little Rosette Nebula details in SHOrgb, 


            Jose Carballada