Monthly archives: október, 2017

Propeller Nebula


Simeis 57 Propeller Nebula, 14×4 min


With my usual setup, the N 150/750, Baader MPCC Mark III, Canon 1100D mod, HEQ5, autoguided, I imaged the Propeller Nebula from the Curmături cabin. I acquired 14×4 min ISO 1600 light that turned out to be usable, the rest of the frames suffering from guiding errors. The object itself is close to γ Cyg, Sadr, and it is part of the huge nebulous complex in the area.

Simeis 57 [H II nebula in Cyg] Propeller Nebula, by location: DWB 111, Simeis 57 ø20′ [simbad] 750mm



Baby Eagle Nebula – LBN 777

Baby Eagle Nebula, ~15×4 min, ISO 3200

At Curmături, I imaged the Baby Eagle Nebula, a fairly hard target, visually invisible through our telescopes. I obtained 12×4 min at ISO 3200 and some other frames (one at 10 minutes, ISO 800), with my usual gear N 150/750, Baader MPCC Mark III, Canon 1100D mod, HEQ5, autoguided.

[nebula in Tau] Vulture Head Nebula, Baby Eagle Nebula, Sasfióka-köd, LBN 777  ø30′ 750mm

Nice catches are some fainter galaxies, the UGC 2931, MCG+04-10-015, UGC 2946.

PGC 14333, UGC 02931 [galaxy in Tau] 15.43m ø0.81′ [simbad] [photo-planner]




Curmături Astrocamp, autumn of 2017

foto: Fane Pop-Cot

I think, the best observation night I’ve ever had in Europe, was the night of 2017-10-20, at the Curmături Cabin, in Alba County. There was some airglow, but not a cloud, steady seeing, 21.4m-21.8m sky (the lamp posts were turned off for us, and the few neighbors were kind enough to limit their outward shine), no wind, electricity from the power grid, negligible to no humidity (no dew heaters needed). Although only one night was usable for astrophotography.

I used my usual gear, the N 150/750, Baader MPCC Mark III, Canon 1100D mod, HEQ5, autoguider.



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