Portrait of Vulpecula

A two panel mosaic in narrowband Integration: 45.0 hours

Vulpecula constellation lies in the northern sky. Its name means “the little fox” in Latin. The constellation is a relatively faint one, with no stars brighter than fourth magnitude. It can be found in the middle of the Summer Triangle asterism, formed by the bright stars Vega in the constellation Lyra, Altair in Aquila, and Deneb in Cygnus. Sh2-86 is a gas cloud in Vulpecula

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD
Imaging cameras: Starlight Express SXVR-H18
Mounts: Sky-Watcher NEQ6 Pro
Guiding telescopes or lenses: Vixen VSD
Guiding cameras: sx loadstar
Software: PixInsight 1.8, Photoshop CS5, Sequence Generator Pro, PHD, Main Sequence Software
Filters: Baader H-alpha 3.5 Nm, Baader SII 8.5nm, Baader O III 8.5nm
Accessories: Starlight Xpress USB filter wheel

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