Location of photoRural British Columbia, Canada
Date/Time of photoBetween August 15 and October 7 2012
EquipmentTelescope: PlaneWave Instruments CDK17.
Camera: Apogee U16M with FW50 10-position filter wheel.
Mount: Paramount ME.
Total exposure: 12.5 hours: L=350 minutes (1X1), R=130m, G=110m, B=160m (all 2x2), Subs=10m.
Filters: Astrodon LRGB E-Series.
Image capture: ACP, TheSkyX, MaxIm DL and Focusmax.
Image processing: PixInsight and CCDInspector.
DescriptionThis field of view in Cepheus features a beautiful pairing of the reflection nebula NGC7129, and the star cluster NGC7142 in the bottom left corner. The uploaded image is downsampled X4: the full resolution version is available at the listed Web Address. Now, this will be a bit of a stretch (astro-imager pun intended!), but could the reflection nebula be seen as the King's Crown, and the rich star field as the Crown Jewels ;)?