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Cr 399 – Coathanger in Vulpecula – Jun 2023 – LRGB v1

Back to the roots. After all the data acquired under pristine Namibian skies, both locally and remotely, I managed to capture the Coathanger Asterism in my backyard. A few days after summer solstice, when astronomical dusk isn’t reached during the night.

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A New Elephant Trunk

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IC 1396 – Elephant Trunk Nebula – Jun 2022 Ha BW v1

A quick capture during a clear mid summer night. An “advantage” of the light polution here: even so astronomical twilight isn’t reached, the sky brightness is for approx. 3 hours in the range of SQM 19.5 to 19.9. SQM 20.0 is the maximum I measured in my backyard in spring 2020 with the excellent “lock-down” skies.

Hopefully a break in the currently cloudy and rainy weather for some additional O3 und S2 data during the next days before the moon returns.

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