This week’s StellarShot was submitted to us by Jon Talbot. To “Own the Night,” Jon used his SV70T and created this very impressive composite. We are always proud to share Jon’s work with the Stellarvue family. Jon also provided us with a photo of his rig. We hope you appreciate it as much as we do.
Jon wrote: Attatched is an image of the faint emission nebula Sharpless 2-115 in Cygnus along with the planetary nebula Sharpless 2-116 below and to the left of Sh2-115 along with the open cluster Berkeley 90, a 5 arcmin cluster of orange stars just to the right and within the bright nebula. Other nebula within the field include Lynds Bright Nebula (LBN) 351,361, and 368. All of these lie within the Milky Way of Cygnus. I used the wide field capabilities of the SV70T along with my QSI583 camera mounted on a Paramount MyT and started imaging this area on the 19th of September 2018. I finally finished the last set of exposures on 21 Nov. Imaging time on this area was 540 min for 3nm OIII, 500 min for Ha, 260 min for Red, 270 min for Green and 290 min for Blue for a total time of 31 hrs. The image was taken from my suburban backyard and processed with PixInsight. The image was taken totally unguided. Sh2-115 image copyright Jon Talbot.