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Sh2-132 (Lion Nebula) and Pk 102-2.1 (Planetary Nebula)

10-11-12/09/2023 Poggio Rusco, 16 mt, sqm=19.17
Takahashi FSQ106 EDX IV @ f/3.6
, Asi 2600mm, Avalon Linear, Pixinsight
Integration: Ha 25x600s, Oiii 18x600s, RGB 3x20x30s, total Integration: 7h 40m


From Wiki...   Sh2-132 is a large emission nebula visible in the constellation Cepheus. It is located on the southern edge of the constellation, a short distance from the border with the Lizard, along the plane of the Milky Way. Sh2-132 is located at a distance of almost 3200 parsecs (almost 10400 light years), thus placing ... 
 
 
 
IC5146 Cocoon Nebula

18-19-20/08/2021 Poggio Rusco, 16 mt, sqm=19.27
Takahashi FSQ106 EDX IV @ f/3.6
, Asi 2600mm, Avalon Linear, Pixinsight
Integration: Sii 45x480s, Ha 39x480s, Oiii 35x480s, Total Integration: 15h 52m


From Wiki...   IC 5146 (also Caldwell 19, Sh 2-125, Barnard 168, and the Cocoon Nebula) is a reflection/emission nebula object in the constellation Cygnus. The NGC description refers to IC 5146 as a cluster of 9.5 mag stars involved in a bright and dark nebula ... 
 
 
 
M31 Andromeda Galaxy

14/10/2021 Poggio Rusco, 16 mt, sqm=18.90, Ha
27/10/2022 Novezzina, 1250 mt, sqm=20.85, RGB
Takahashi FSQ106 EDX IV @ f/3.6
, Asi 2600mm/mc, Avalon Linear, Pixinsight
Integration: Ha 47x600s, RGB 107x240s, Total Integration: 14h 58m


From Wiki...   The Andromeda Galaxy, also known as Messier 31, M31, or NGC 224 and originally the Andromeda Nebula, is a barred spiral galaxy approximately 2.5 million light-years (770 kiloparsecs) from Earth and the nearest large galaxy to the Milky Way. The galaxy's name ... 
 
 
 
Sh2-126 in Lacerta

8/9/2021 Passo Pradarena, 1574 mt, sqm=20.70
Samyang 135 f/2.0 @ f/3.5, Asi2600mc-pro, Avalon Linear, Pixinsight
Integration: 67x360s, Total Integration: 6h 42m

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From Wiki...   Sh2-126 is a visible emission nebula in the Lacerta constellation. It is identified in the southern part of the constellation, about 1 westward with respect to the star 10 Lacertae, a blue star of main sequence of spectral class O9V; invisible to simple observation with amateur instruments due to its weakness... 

 
 
 
NGC 7380 Wizard Nebula and his neighbors

1-2/9/2021 Poggio Rusco
, 16 mt, sqm=19.20
Takahashi FSQ106 EDX IV @ f/3.0
, Asi 2600mm-pro, Avalon Linear, Pixinsight
Integration: Ha 37x480s, OIII 48x480s, Total Integration: 11h 20m

From Wiki...   NGC 7380 is a young open cluster of stars in the northern circumpolar constellation of Cepheus. The surrounding emission nebulosity is known colloquially as the Wizard Nebula, which spans an angle of 25′. It is extremely difficult to observe visually, usually requiring very dark skies and an O-III filter. The NGC 7380 complex is located at a distance of approximately 8.5 kilolight-years from the Sun, in the Perseus Arm of the Milky Way... 

 
 
 
NGC 6888 Crescent Nebula and PNG 75.5+1.7 Soap Bubble Nebula

8-15/8/2021 Poggio Rusco
, 16 mt, sqm=18.80
Takahashi FSQ106 EDX IV @ f/5.0
, Asi 2600mm-pro, Avalon Linear, Pixinsight
Integration: Ha 75x480s, OIII 83x480s, Total Integration: 21h 4m

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From Wiki...   The Crescent Nebula is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus... 


From Wiki...   The Soap Bubble Nebula is a planetary nebula in the constellation Cygnus... 
 
 
 
Wide Field Sh2-101, Tulip Nebula Region

9/7
/2021 Poggio Rusco, 16 mt, sqm=18.97
Canon EF 200 f/2.0, Asi 2600mc-pro, Avalon Linear, Pixinsight
Integration: 40x180s, Total Integration: 2h 0m

From Wiki...   Sharpless 101 (Sh2-101) is a H II region emission nebula located in the constellation Cygnus. It is sometimes also called the Tulip Nebula because it appears to resemble the outline of a tulip when imaged photographically. It was catalogued by astronomer Stewart Sharpless in his 1959 catalog of nebulae. It lies at a distance of about 6,000 light-years from Earth... 

 
 
 
Gamma Cygni Region in Halpha

24/4
/2021 Poggio Rusco, 16 mt, 8c, sqm=18.95
Samyang 135 f/2.0 @ f/2.8, Asi 2600mm-pro, Baader Ha 7nm, Avalon Linear, Pixinsight
Integration: 24x300s, Total Integration: 2h 0m

From Wiki...   Gamma Cygni (γ Cygni, abbreviated Gamma Cyg, γ Cyg), officially named Sadr, is a star in the northern constellation of Cygnus, forming the intersection of an asterism of five stars called the Northern Cross. Based upon parallax measurements obtained during the Hipparcos mission, it is approximately 1,800 light-years from the Sun... 

 
 
 
Ngc7000 Nord America and Ic5070 Pelican Nebulae

25/
8/2020 Poggio Rusco, 16 mt, 20c, sqm=19.60
Samyang 135 f/2.0 @ f/2.0, Canon EOS 60D Astrodon Inside @ 1600 ISO, Avalon Linear
Integration: 219x60s, Total Integration: 3h 39m

From Wiki...   The North America Nebula (NGC 7000 or Caldwell 20) is an emission nebula in the constellation Cygnus, close to Deneb (the tail of the swan and its brightest star)... 

 
 
 
Mineral Moon

8/
5/2020 Poggio Rusco
Takahashi FS78, Asi178mc, Takahashi EM200
Integration: 250x0.400ms

From Wiki...   The Moon is an astronomical body orbiting Earth and is the planet's only natural satellite. It is the fifth-largest satellite in the Solar System, and by far the largest among planetary satellites relative to the size of the planet that it orbits. The Moon is, after Jupiter's satellite Io, the second-densest satellite in the Solar System among those whose densities are known...

 
 
 
Cr399, The Coat Hanger

5/
7/2019 OMB Novezzina, 1250 mt, 17c, sqm=20.60
Takahashi FSQ106 EDX IV @ f/3.0, Canon EOS 60D @ 1600 ISO, Avalon Linear
Integration: 57x150s, Total Integration: 2h 22m

From Wiki...   Brocchi's Cluster (also known as Collinder 399, Cr 399 or Al Sufi's Cluster) is a random grouping of stars located in the constellation Vulpecula near the border with Sagitta. The members of the star cluster form an asterism which has given rise to its name as the Coathanger...

 
 
 
Ic1805 Heart Nebula

4/10/2018
Poggio Rusco, 16 mt, 15c, sqm=19.60
Takahashi FSQ106 EDX IV @ f/3.0, Canon EOS 60D @ 1600 ISO, Avalon Linear
Integration: 92x180s, Total Integration: 4h 36m

From Wiki...   The Heart Nebula, IC 1805, Sharpless 2-190, lies some 7500 light years away from Earth and is located in the Perseus Arm of the Galaxy in the constellation Cassiopeia. It was discovered by William Herschel on 3 November 1787. It is an emission nebula showing glowing ionized hydrogen gas and darker dust lanes...

 
 
 
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