Panorama of Monoceros in Narrowband

Paul C Swift
Location of photo
Date/Time of photo
January 29 2016
maging telescope or lens: Vixen VSD Imaging camera: Starlight Express SXVR-H18 Mount: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen VSD Software: Sequence Generator Pro Filter: Baader H-alpha 3.5 Nm , OIII & SII Accessory: Starlight Xpress Lodestar Guider Integration: 100.0 hours Locations: Home observatory, Valencia, Spain
This is a ten panel mosaic depicting Caldwell 49 up to and including the Cone Nebula and Christmas Tree Cluster. It has been around two months in the making.
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Paul Swift

About Paul C Swift

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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