Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cepheus (Cep)  ·  Contains:  NGC 7822
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LDN1269-70-71 (Cepheus Pilars West)  in Hα-SII/OIII/OIII+rgb, 


            Jose Carballada
LDN1269-70-71 (Cepheus Pilars West)  in Hα-SII/OIII/OIII+rgb
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LDN1269-70-71 (Cepheus Pilars West) in Hα-SII/OIII/OIII+rgb

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Teleskop Service TS Photoline 107mm f/6.5 Super-Apo  ·  Altair Astro RC250-TT 10" RC Truss Tube

Imaging cameras: ZWO ASI183MM-Cool  ·  ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool

Mounts: Skywatcher EQ6R Pro  ·  Mesu 200 Mk2

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Celestron OAG Deluxe  ·  Teleskop Service TSOAG9 Off-Axis Guider

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI174 Mini  ·  ZWO ASI290 Mini

Focal reducers: Riccardi Reducer/Flattener 0.75x  ·  Telescope-Service TS 2" Flattener

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  ·  TALON6 R.O.R  ·  MoonLite CSL 2.5" Focuser with High Res Stepper Motor

Dates:Sept. 11, 2020Sept. 12, 2020Sept. 13, 2020Sept. 14, 2020

Astrodon B Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 100x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon G Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 100x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon HA 36mm - 5nm: 231x600" (gain: 200.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon O-III 36mm - 5nm: 130x600" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1
Astrodon R Gen.2 E-series 36mm: 100x30" (gain: 75.00) -20C bin 1x1
Astrodon S-II 36mm - 5nm: 121x600" (gain: 183.00) -15C bin 1x1

Integration: 82.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 24.69 days

Avg. Moon phase: 24.99%

Astrometry.net job: 3891464

RA center: 0h 1' 7"

DEC center: +67° 16' 4"

Pixel scale: 1.008 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 270.693 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


My travel on the LDN catalogue of dark nebulae is still in progress.

Now I visited the nice west area of the Cepheus Pilars (NGC7822), integrating more than 80 hours of data to create this picture.

NGC 7822 is a young star forming complex in the constellation of Cepheus.

The complex encompasses the emission region designated Sharpless 171, and the young cluster of stars named Berkeley 59.
The complex is believed to be some 3,000 light years, with the younger components aged no more than a few million years. (credits Wikipedia)