Barnard Dark Nebula - ericsimages

Widefield view of the area around Barnard 30 and Sharpless 264

7.5 hours of Ha (15 x 30 minutes)
5 hours of OIII, Binned 2x2 (10 x 30 minutes)
4.5 hours of SII, Binned 2x2 (9 x 30 minutes)
~2.5 hours of RGB, in 1, 5 & 10 minute exposures.


Date: 1/18/2012, 1/19/2012, 2/15/2012, 2/18/2012, 2/21/2012, 2/24/2012

Telescope: Takahashi FSQ-106ED with CAA
Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1GTO
Guider: Meade DSI Pro through Astrodon MMOAG
CCD: Finger Lakes Instruments ML11002 CCD, with 65mm shutter
Fiter Wheel: Finger Lakes Instruments CFW-2-7
Filters: Baader 50.8mm 7nm Hydrogen Alpha, 8.5nm OIII, 7nm Sulfur II &, LRGB

Software: MaximDL, Registar, Photoshop CS3 with Carboni & GXT
Location: Light polluted back yard in El Paso, Texas

Polar Alignment: PoleAlignMax


Published - Astronomy Magazine, November 2012

Barnard 30FSQ106EDAstrophysics Mach1GTOAPBaader OIIISIIHaHydrogen AlphaSH2 264Sharpless 264