Blue Ghost, Red Acorn

Location of photo
Home observatory, Valencia, Spain
Date/Time of photo
5th November 2016
Imaging telescope: Vixen VSD 100 f/3 Imaging camera: 9.2mp Sony SX814 Mount: Software Bisque Paramount MX Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD 100 f/3 Filters: Chroma OIII 3nm, Chroma Ha 3nm and Chroma SII 3nm Dates: Nov.. 3, 2016 Frames: 44x1800" at F3 Integration: 42.0 hours Avg. Moon age: 1.81 days Avg. Moon phase: 3.67% Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain
A mysterious, squid-like apparition cataloged as Ou4 ( OIII to blue), and Sh2-129 also known as the Flying Bat Nebula ( Ha to red) located in the constellation Cepheus
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Paul Swift

About moonrocks

Having had a background in the arts and worked professionally as a cinematographer and lighting cameraman, astrophotography made for a natural change in focus. I had always wanted to turn my camera to the skies. A move away from London to Valencia, Spain presented me with the perfect opportunity to do just that. The art work you see on this site was produced using basic equipment from a modest home observatory.
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