Current Projects

Current Projects

Rho Ophiuchi - Mega Mosaic

Target Wavelengths: L RGB

Center RA: 16h 26' 50"

Center Dec: -25° 01' 57"

Rotation: Up is 0° North (0° in N.I.N.A)

Optical Setup: Wide Field, Mosaic

Acquisition: Monochrome L, OSC RGB

Mosaic: 2x4 Panels. Minimum FoV: 4.4°x5.5°

Data Collection Period: July - September

Details in Discord

Helix Nebula

Target Wavelengths: SHO Nebula, RGB Stars

Center RA: 22h 29' 37.1"

Center Dec: -20° 49' 49.1"

Rotation: Up is 0° North (0° in N.I.N.A)

Optical Setup: Narrow Field (FoV: 0.6°-1.0°)

Acquisition: Monochrome Sii, Ha, and Oiii, OSC Colour

Plate Solve: Nova Astrometry

Data Collection Period: June - October

Tarantula Nebula (Mosaic)

Target Wavelengths: SHO

Center RA: TBC

Center Dec: TBC

Rotation: Up is 0° North (0° in N.I.N.A)

Optical Setup: Narrow Field (FoV: 0.6°-1.0°)

Acquisition: Channels to be assigned. Cycle mosaic panels. 

Plate Solve: TBC

Data Collection Period: TBC

Barnard 312

Target Wavelengths: L RGB Ha

Center RA: 18h 30' 36"

Center Dec: -15° 34' 10.0"

Rotation: Up is 0° North (0° in N.I.N.A)

Optical Setup: Ultra Wide Field Only (2° and more)

Acquisition: L RGB Ha, Monochrome only. Cycle all channels. 

Plate Solve: Nova Astrometry

Data Collection July to September

Lagoon Nebula

Target Wavelengths: L RGB

Center RA: 18h 06' 00.9"

Center Dec: -24° 10' 23.7"

Rotation: Up is 0° North (0° in N.I.N.A)

Optical Setup: Ultra Wide Field (FoV: 2.0°+)

Acquisition: Monochrome L, OSC Colour

Plate Solve: Nova Astrometry

Data Collection Period: July to September

Pillars of Creation

Target Wavelengths: SHO

Center RA: TBC

Center Dec: TBC

Rotation: Up is 0° North (0° in N.I.N.A)

Optical Setup: Narrow Field (FoV: 0.6°-1.0°)

Acquisition: Cycle SHO

Plate Solve: TBC

Data Collection Period: TBC

Trifid Nebula

Target Wavelengths: LRGB

Center RA: 18h 02' 43"

Center Dec: -22° 59' 11"

Rotation: Up is 0° North (0° in N.I.N.A)

Optical Setup: Narrow Field (FoV: 0.6°-1.0°)

Acquisition: Monochrome LRGB

Plate Solve: Nova Astrometry

Data Collection Period: July - September

Projects To Be Processed

Messier 83 Southern Pinwheel Galaxy

*Coordinates Updated 

Target Wavelengths: Primary: LRGB,  Secondary: Ha, [Oiii], Sii

Center RA: 13h 37' 10"

Center Dec: -29° 51' 19"

Rotation: Up is 0° North (0° in N.I.N.A)

Plate Solve: Nova Astrometry (Ignore Rotation - Use 0° Instead)

Data Collection Period: April - July

Centaurus A

Target Wavelengths: Primary: LRGB,  Secondary: Ha, [Oiii], Sii

Center RA: 13h 25' 28.0"

Center Dec: -43° 00' 41.5"

Rotation: Up is 0° North (0° in N.I.N.A)

Plate Solve: Nova Astrometry

Data Collection Period: April - July

Future Projects

Sh2-308 Dolphin Head Nebula [December - March]

Recommended NINA File Pattern:

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Classifications:

Ultra Wide Field - Nominal FoV of greater than 2.0°

Wide Field - Nominal FoV of between 1.0°-2.0°

Narrow Field - Nominal FoV of between 0.6°-1.0°

Ultra Narrow Field - Nominal FoV of less than 0.6°


Data Collection Period:

Data collection will begin on the first day of the starting month and ends on the last day of the ending month. 

Collaborators may still upload their data at the end of the designated data collection period. However, the data may not be used for this year's final image.

Datasets will be stored and revisited in the following year.