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Lynds Dark Nebula - Fishhook

Moving house and now a spring clean caused me to stumble across some more data from my Tenerife trip last July 18. This is a section of the Milky Way focusing in on Vulpecula. Whilst I originally tried to centre on an emission nebula and reflection nebula including NGC 6820 (which appears at the top of the image) I managed to capture a huge amount of Lynds Dark Nebula, in particular the 'fishhook' which can be clearly sean in the middle of this image.

 

After scouting about through software and books in my library, I finally found this patch of the sky mentioned in much detail in my newly acquired 'The Night Sky Observers Guide Volume 4 - The Glories of the Milky Way to -54 degrees' which is an excellent book I obtained from The Webb Deep Sky Society.

 

The fishhook itself is made up of LDN 779, LDN 781, LDN778, LDN 782, LDN 783 and LDN786. The lower dark nebula is another set of Lynds dark nebula including but not exclusively LDN772 (see pages 469 and 470 of the book)

 

Lens - 200mm f2.8 lens set to f4

 

Gain - 7

 

Offset - 30

 

Camera - QHY168C

 

Mount - Astrotrac

 

File - NGC 6820 maybe Int Crop Solved DBE PCC Hist TVG ACDNR Curves Hist DSE Hist ET.JPG

 

Exposure - 28 x 2 minutes - Total Exposure - 56mins

 

Tenerife, Canary Islands

 

Date Taken - 17th July 2018

 

Time Taken - 05:48am

 

7,540ft

 

All processing in PixInsight

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