Wide Fields

Different picture types are added to the class of wide fields. It is depending very much on your point of view. Usually I put pictures with a focal length of 200mm and below into the wide field drawer. After some years I decided to add mosaics here as well.

Object: California Nebula NGC 1499; Dec 2019,4th, 30th; Nov 2020, 7th and 8th.
Scope: SW Esprit 100 ED with Riccardi f/4.1
Camera: Atik 383 L+, Ha 3nm, 4 pane mosaic, each 12 x 20 min
Mount: Avalon Linear
Guiding: ASI 290MM, 60/240 Finderscope, PHD-Guiding
Processing: SQM Pro, PI
Description: NGC 1499 is a part of the super bubble around OB2. See also this Mosaic as well as this german description.

Object: Sh2-91; Aug 2020
Scope: SW Esprit 100 ED with Riccardi f/4.1
Camera: Atik 383 L+, Ha 3nm, 4 pane mosaic
Mount: Avalon Linear
Guiding: ASI 290MM, 60/240 Finderscope, PHD-Guiding
Processing: SQM Pro, PI
Description: A huge SNR in Cygnus nearby veil, but fainter. Find here some information.

Object: Orion, Oct. 2018 Lüneburger Heide
Scope: Mamiya Sekor C 80mm f/1.9 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII at ISO 800, 3h
Mount: Star Adventurer with guiding.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: flats, bias; PI
Description: Find here the story behind the photo.

Object: Claw Nebula, Bubble Nebula, M52; Oct. and Dec. 2014 Borgfeld
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8
Camera: Atik 383 L+, 10h H, 9h O
Mount:GP-D2 with OnStep control.
Guiding: Lodestar+135 mm Lens, PHD2
Processing: flats, bias, darks; PI
Description: A bicolor shot years ago. The processing never satisfied me. In Oct 2019 I tried a minimalistic approach using PI. Like it more now. North is left.

Object: Persues and Taurus Region, Athos La Palma, 6./7./8.09.2018
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII at ISO 400, ca 6h
Mount: Star Adventurer with guiding.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: flats, bias; PI
Description: 3 pane Mosaic of Perseus Taurus region with NGC 1499, Per OB2 and M45. „Foto des Monats 10/2018 AVL Lilienthal“. Find here some additional information in German.

Object: IC 2118, Athos La Palma, 09.+ 10.09.2018
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII at ISO 400, 56 x 4 min, 3h 44min
Mount: Star Adventurer with guiding.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: flats, bias; PI, PS
Description: Witch Head Nebula, NGC 1909. Shot both mornings from rising of Orion until dawn.

Object: Iris Nebula, Athos La Palma, 04. to 05.09.2018
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII at ISO 400, 98 x 2 min, 3h 16min
Mount: Star Adventurer with guiding.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: flats, bias; PI, PS
Description: The area in Cepheus and Draco around the Iris Nebula (NGC 7023). Shot during our arrival night at Athos Centro Astronomico. Actually it was just a try. I wanted to check, if already after 2 min saturation is an issue. Seems not. But the picture was worth to put it here.

Object: Saturn near Lagoon and Trifid, Athos La Palma, 04.09.2018
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII at ISO 400, 20 x 2 min, 1h 20min
Mount: Star Adventurer with guiding.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: flats, bias; PI, PS
Description: Shot almost „during“ our arrival night at Athos Centro Astronomico.

Object: Cygnus, June to August, 2018
Scope: Mamiya Sekor C 80mm lens f/1.9 at f/4.0
Camera: Atik 383 L+, 30min RGB + 9h 44min SHO
Mount: Avalon Linear
Guiding: Lodestar+135 Lens, PHD2
Processing: flats, bias; PI, PS
Description: I aimed this summer project for years. This summer the weather has been kindly… More information in german here.

Object: Antares Region, 27.+29.+30.06.2016, Teneriffa
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII at ISO 800, 7h
Mount: Star Adventurer with guiding.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: APT, flats, bias; PI, PS; PI
Description: Mosaic of two images below. Just used PI for mosaicing the tiffs. Here is a mouseover.

Object: Auriga, 27.11.2016, Borgfeld
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII, CLS-Clip, 33×5 min at ISO 800
Mount: GP-D2 with OnStep control.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: APT, flats, bias; PI, PS;
Description: see picture page.

Object: Blue Horse Head, 27.+30.06.2016, Teneriffa
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII, 56×5 min at ISO 800
Mount: Star Adventurer with guiding.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing:
APT, flats, bias; PI, PS;
Description: Not the famous Horsehead of Orion, but rather a fainter nebula in Scorpius. The main part is a molecular cloud complex and cataloged as IC4592. The bright star at the right is Mars. Near the middle at the top of the photo located is M80. I put south up in order to have a better visual impression.

Object: Blue Horse Head, 29.+30.06.2016, Teneriffa
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII, 32×5 min at ISO 800
Mount: Star Adventurer with guiding.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing:
APT, flats, bias; PI, PS;
Description: „Astrofoto des Monats“ AVL Lilienthal. Find here some information in german.

Object: Corona Australis, 29.+30.06.2016, Teneriffa
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII, 64×5 min at ISO 800
Mount: Star Adventurer with guiding.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: APT, flats, bias; PI, PS;
Description: AdW 35/2016. More info: see picture page.

Object: Galaxies around M81 and M82, 07.05.2016, Borgfeld
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII, CLS-Clip, 44×4 min at ISO 800
Mount: GP-D2 with OnStep control.
Guiding: MGEN at Kowa 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: APT, flats, bias; PI, PS;

Description: The M81 Group is a galaxy group in the Ursa Major and Camelopardalis that includes the M81/M82, as well as several other galaxies. The approximate center of the group is at a distance of 3.6 Mpc. Here is a mouseover.

Object: IC1396 and Sh2-129, Cepheus, 05.05.2016, Borgfeld
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII, 31×4m at ISO 800
Mount: GP-D2 with OnStep Control
Guiding: MGEN at 100mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: flats, bias; PI;
Description: „Astrofoto des Monats“ 06/2016 AVL Lilienthal. Find here some information in german.

Object: Heart and Soul Nebula in Cassiopeia, 25.08.2015, La Palma
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII, 28×4m at ISO 800
Mount: Star Adventurer with guiding.
Guiding: MGEN at 135mm f/2.8 Lens
Processing: flats, bias; PI, PS;
Description: Taken at Casa Amagar at 360m above sea leavel. Quite light polluted for palmerian standards…

Object: M31, 02.09.2014, Borgfeld
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/4.0
Camera: Canon EOS5Da MkII, CLS-Clip, 20×4 min at ISO 800
Mount: GP-D2
Guiding: Lodestar at 55/405mm Lens
Processing: flats, bias; PI, PS;

Remark: –

Object: Ceph and Cas, Oct and Nov 2014, Borgfeld
Scope: Canon EF-L f/2.8 at f/2.8
Camera: Atik 383 L+, H: 34 x 20min
Mount: GP-D2
Guiding: Lodestar at 55/405mm Lens
Processing: flats, bias; MaximDL, Fitswork, PS;

Remark: East is up. Scale 5.4 arc sex / pix. Shows Bubble Nebula, Claw Nebula and more. „Astrofoto des Monats“ AVL Lilienthal. Find here some information in german.

Below a gallery of more photos shot in earlier times. All photos are shown with their original description written after finishing the processing

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