Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Taurus (Tau)  ·  Contains:  112 bet Tau  ·  13.51  ·  162 Laurentia  ·  Alnath  ·  El Nath (βTau)  ·  LBN 822  ·  LBN 826  ·  LBN 827  ·  PK178-02.1  ·  PK181+00.1  ·  Sh2-240  ·  Sh2-242  ·  The star Elnath

Image of the day 11/19/2021

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    Spaghetti Nebula, 



    
        

            Sendhil Chinnasamy
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    Spaghetti Nebula

    Image of the day 11/19/2021

    Getting plate-solving status, please wait...
      Spaghetti Nebula, 



    
        

            Sendhil Chinnasamy
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      Spaghetti Nebula

      Imaging telescopes or lenses: TAKAHASHI FSQ-106ED

      Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY600M

      Mounts: Sky-Watcher EQ6 R pro

      Guiding telescopes or lenses: Skywatcher Evoguide 50ED

      Guiding cameras: ZWO 290MM Mini

      Focal reducers: Takahashi 0.6X F/3 Reducer

      Software: Adobe Photoshop CS4 Photoshop CS4  ·  Pleaides Astrophoto PixInsight 1.8.8-6

      Filters: Chroma Blue 50mm  ·  Chroma Green 50mm  ·  Chroma Red 50mm  ·  Chroma Ha 3nm 50mm  ·  Chroma 3nm Oiii 50mm

      Accessory: Prima Luce Lab EagleLE  ·  Optec ThirdLynx DirectSync SVX30  ·  Optec Alnitak Flip-Flat Flat Fielder  ·  ZWO filter wheel


      Dates:Oct. 28, 2021Oct. 29, 2021Oct. 30, 2021Oct. 31, 2021Nov. 1, 2021Nov. 2, 2021Nov. 5, 2021Nov. 6, 2021Nov. 7, 2021Nov. 8, 2021

      Frames:
      Chroma 3nm Oiii 50mm: 64x900" (16h) (gain: 26.00) -5C bin 1x1
      Chroma Blue 50mm: 50x90" (1h 15') (gain: 26.00) -5C bin 1x1
      Chroma Green 50mm: 50x90" (1h 15') (gain: 26.00) -5C bin 1x1
      Chroma Ha 3nm 50mm: 88x900" (22h) (gain: 26.00) -5C bin 1x1
      Chroma Red 50mm: 50x90" (1h 15') (gain: 26.00) -5C bin 1x1

      Integration: 41h 45'

      Darks: 25

      Flats: 25

      Flat darks: 25

      Avg. Moon age: 15.54 days

      Avg. Moon phase: 20.95%

      Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 4.00


      RA center: 05h38m28s.88

      DEC center: +28°1119.6

      Pixel scale: 5.727 arcsec/pixel

      Orientation: -177.182 degrees

      Field radius: 3.816 degrees

      WCS transformation: thin plate spline

      More info:Open 


      Resolution: 4000x2650

      Data source: Backyard

      Description

      I shot this target last year with a one-shot color and the Triad filter and after 20 hours, I realized I am not going to get much O3 so just stopped and processed what I had. 

      I went after it this time and added as much data I could in the last several nights. I was not planning on RGB stars, but the O3 stack showed a halo around the bright star Alnath, so wanted to test with RGB filters as well. Blue stack showed the halo too and I have to re-test this soon by flipping the filters. As I had collected data in RGB, I decided to add the RGB stars. 

      I am pleased with how this has turned out. Hope you like it. Clear skies!

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      Spaghetti Nebula, 



    
        

            Sendhil Chinnasamy