Hemisphere:  Northern  ·  Constellation: Cassiopeia (Cas)  ·  Contains:  Sh2-163
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Sh2 163 HA RGB

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVT 130T

Imaging cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Mounts: Astro-Physics Mach1AP GTO CP4

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue SVT 130T

Guiding cameras: SBIG STT 8300M

Software: PixInsight  ·  Software Bisque TheSky X Professional  ·  photoshop  ·  Starnet ++  ·  CCDWare FocusMax V.4  ·  Straton Destar 2.0  ·  Topaz Denoise AI  ·  3D LUT Creator  ·  Maxim DL  ·  EQMOD  ·  DC-3 Dreams ACP Observatory Control Software  ·  Astro-Physics Command Center (APCC) Software  ·  Annie's Astro Actions Version 7.0

Filters: Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2  ·  Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2  ·  AstroDon 5nm Ha filter

Accessory: Moonlite Nitecrawler 3.5  ·  Tolga Astro Alnitak Flat-Man Electroluminescent Flat Fielding Device


Dates:Oct. 18, 2020

Frames:
Astrodon Blue Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 15x240" (1h)
Astrodon Green Tru-Balance E-Series Gen 2: 15x240" (1h)
Astrodon H-alpha 5nm: 5x1800" (2h 30')
Astrodon Red Tru-Balance E-Series Generation 2: 15x240" (1h) ISO-1

Integration: 5h 30'

Avg. Moon age: 1.96 days

Avg. Moon phase: 4.28%


RA center: 23h33m32s.31

DEC center: +60°4631.6

Pixel scale: 1.219 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -3.689 degrees

Field radius: 0.642 degrees

More info:Open 


Resolution: 3029x2280

Locations: Stanford Faculty Observatory (Bortle 6 SQM 18.6), Stanford, California, United States

Data source: Own remote observatory

Remote source: Non-commercial independent facility

Description

From GalaxyMap:

Contains the infrared cluster [BDS2003] 45. [1]

Russeil combines Sh 2-163, Sh-164 and Sh 2-166 into a single star formation region. [2] This is a little odd however as she also cites widely varying distance estimates for these nebulae.

Imaged previously with my old Tak 180 ED:

https://www.astrobin.com/211172/B/

Now > 100 Sh2 objects in my collection:

https://www.astrobin.com/users/jerryyyyy/collections/1559/

Notes

1. Bica, E., Dutra, C. M., Soares, J., et al. (2003). "New infrared star clusters in the Northern and Equatorial Milky Way with 2MASS", Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 404, 223-232. [2003A&A...404..223B]

2. Russeil, D., Adami, C., & Georgelin, Y. M. (2007). "Revised distances of Northern HII regions", Astronomy and Astrophysics, Vol. 470, 161-171. [2007A&A...470..161R]

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