Auriga Super Wide Field In H-alpha


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This image © Copyright 2018, Michael Fulbright

This is a 2 x 1 mosaic in H-alpha of Auriga using a Canon 100mm lens. It is about 10 x 20 degrees of sky. Dealing with all the stars (> 30000 per frame!) was a big challenge. Also Simeis 147 (spagetti like nebula in lower frame) is very faint so processing it to be visible was tough.

Date: 02/08/2018
Telescope: Canon 100mm f2.8 USM Macro
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO
Camera: ZWO ASI1600MM-Cool