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Image of the Week, January 15, 2018

Image of the Week, January 15, 2018

LDN 1251/1247 Area in Cepheus, by Paddy Gilliland

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From the first of my new setups in Spain – finished testing and now onto some serious imaging. The first section of a larger mosaic.

Here we have a look at the area around LDN 1251 and LDN 1247. The data is cropped from 2 panes of a final project that will also include LDN 1235 and vdb 152. Some way to go on that yet though. I have attempted to keep a natural feel and colour and not overstretch or force the image too much, hopefully, I have got the balance about right? Hope you enjoy.

Imaging telescope or lens: Borg 125
Imaging camera: QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683
Mount: Paramount MX
Guiding telescope or lens: Borg 125
Guiding camera: QSI 683WSG-8 OAG QSI 683
Focal reducer: Borg Super reducer f/4
Software: Diffraction Limited Maxim 6.x, ACP Expert, Pixinsight 1.8
Filters: Astronomik Deep-Sky R Filter, Astronomik Deep-Sky B Filter, Astronomik Deep-Sky G Filter, Astronomik L2 Lum
Accessory: Starlight Xpress lodestar 2
Resolution: 3440×2180
Dates: Nov. 18, 2017, Nov. 19, 2017, Nov. 20, 2017, Nov. 21, 2017

Frames:
Astronomik Deep-Sky B Filter: 40×600″ bin 1×1
Astronomik Deep-Sky G Filter: 40×600″ bin 1×1
Astronomik Deep-Sky R Filter: 40×600″ bin 1×1
Astronomik L2 Lum: 73×600″ bin 1×1
Integration: 32.2 hours

Locations: Image The Universe Remote Telescopes, Fregenal de la Sierra, Extremadura, Spain

About the photographer

Paddy Gilliland
Location: United Kingdom
Website, AstrobinFacebook, Flickr

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