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    Default The Cygnus Wall



    Greeting all and clear skies!

    I present my summer project! It's a finished 4 panel mosaic of The Cygnus Wall in the Hubble palette. This consists of about 32 hours of data capture over several nights through out the month of July. The full resolution of the mosaic when cropped for edges was 9250x9250. I resampled it down to 25%. Here are the details:

    Imaging telescope: Mallincam VRC-8
    Imaging camera: Atik 383L+ mono
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    Guiding telescope: Mallincam VRC-8
    Guiding camera: Starlight Xpress Loadestar X2
    Focal reducer: CCDT67
    Filters: Astrodon OIII 3 nm, Astrodon H-Alpha 3nm, Astrodon SII 3 nm
    Accessories: Atik EFW2 Filter Wheel, Atik OAG, Moonlite High res stepper motor and Mini-V2 controller

    Software: Main Sequence Software Sequence Generator, PixInsight PinInsight 1.8, PHD2

    Resolution: 2312x2312
    Pixel scale: 2.169 arcsec/pixel

    Dates: July 1, 2019, July 2, 2019, July 20, 2019, July 21, 2019, July 24, 2019, July 25, 2019, July 26, 2019, July 27, 2019, July 28, 2019

    Frames:
    Astrodon H-Alpha 3nm: 69x600" -10C bin 1x1
    Astrodon OIII 3 nm: 63x600" -10C bin 1x1
    Astrodon SII 3 nm: 62x600" -10C bin 1x1

    Integration: 32.3 hours

    Avg. Moon age: 23.56 days
    Avg. Moon phase: 39.13%
    Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 7.00

    RA center: 314.931 degrees
    DEC center: 43.663 degrees
    Orientation: 358.121 degrees
    Field radius: 0.985 degrees

    Locations: Backyard, Charlotte, NC, United States

    Full resolution: https://www.astrobin.com/full/413296/C/ ... real=&mod=




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    Default Re: The Cygnus Wall

    very nice!, how are those 3nm filters going, did you upgrade from something else ? are you light polluted much ?

    any plans on a camera or scope upgrade ! , 5.4 um at 2.1 ''arc/pixel is getting to the undersampled spot . superb image btw.

    i've seen a lot of your images which are awsome and my opinion is that you could do more resolution! not that it's lacking but a different perspective is great especially when you have the skill set to do so.
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    Default Re: The Cygnus Wall

    Really stunning!
    That is a real wallhanger !
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    Default Re: The Cygnus Wall

    Quote Originally Posted by yobbo89 View Post
    very nice!, how are those 3nm filters going, did you upgrade from something else ? are you light polluted much ?

    any plans on a camera or scope upgrade ! , 5.4 um at 2.1 ''arc/pixel is getting to the undersampled spot . superb image btw.

    i've seen a lot of your images which are awsome and my opinion is that you could do more resolution! not that it's lacking but a different perspective is great especially when you have the skill set to do so.
    Thanks!!! I love the 3nm filters, it was painful to shell out that kind of money but I really like them and yes, I am in a fairly light polluted area. I live about 10 miles south of a major city so my northern sky is a glow. I can mainly image north and slightly south of the meridian. My narrow band imaging is way more successful than RGB as a result.

    I have no plans to upgrade camera or scopes. I am not sure the 2.1 arc/sec per pixel is accurate as that is what Astrobin calculated based on my upload of the mosaic. I have the 383L+ and VCR 8" w/ CCDT67 at 1.02 arc/sec per pixel. Here's a single pane image with the same rig and Astrobin has the resolution at 1.08 arc/sec per pixel ....

    https://www.astrobin.com/408403/B/?nc=user


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    Default Re: The Cygnus Wall

    great capture!
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    Default Re: The Cygnus Wall

    Hello again Bradley. A superb 4 panel mosaic of the Cygnus Wall. Excellent color in Ha, OIII, and SII, and no signs of stitching. This is is excellent work from you Bradley, and deserves an award. Thank you so much for sharing this enjoyable view with us on here Bradley, and the very best of regards.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Makuser View Post
    Hello again Bradley. A superb 4 panel mosaic of the Cygnus Wall. Excellent color in Ha, OIII, and SII, and no signs of stitching. This is is excellent work from you Bradley, and deserves an award. Thank you so much for sharing this enjoyable view with us on here Bradley, and the very best of regards.
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    great capture!
    Thanks for the kind words. I appreciate that very much!


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    Default Re: The Cygnus Wall

    Fabulous image.
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