Cederblad 214 in bi-color

Posted by CraigAndTammy
on Sunday, August 14, 2011

by Craig and Tammy Temple

Cederblad 214 is a large emission nebula in the constellation Cepheus. It is also referred to as Sharpless 171 (Sh2-171) and is part of a much larger region known as NGC 7822. The small, bright star cluster located just below and right of center is Berkeley 59 (Be59).

Telescope: Stellarvue Raptor SVR105 @ f/7
Accessories: Stellarvue SFF7-21 flattener; Dew control by Dew Buster; Alnitak Flat-Man
Mount: Takahashi EM-200 Temma2
Camera: QSI583wsg CCD @ -10.0C
Guiding: Starlight Xpress Lodestar via PHD
Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha, OIII
Exposure: 15 x 20min. (Ha); 16 x 20min. (OIII)
Acquisition: ImagesPlus 4.0c Camera Control
Processing: Calibration, DDP in Images Plus v4.0; Registration in Registar
Post-processing: Adobe Photoshop CS5; Noel Carboni’s Actions; Noise Ninja
Date(s): Aug. 2 & 9, 2011
Location: Hendersonville, TN, USA

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