Kronberger 24 in Cygnus
Kronberger 24 was discovered by the Deep Sky Hunters group around 2010 through a detailed review of sky survey plates followed up by confirmation images. A confirmation image in Ha was taken at Kitt Peak.
Optics/Mount: CPC1100 with f6.3 Celestron reducer on a Milburn wedge. Dec antibacklash set to 27/27. PEC on.
Exposure: Total exposure time about 19 hours; 35 x 20 mins Ha, 20 x 20 mins OIII, for nebulosity, 11:15:15 x 60 secs RGB for starfield. All bin 1x1.
Filters: Astrodon 5nm Ha, 3nm OIII, and Type IIi RGB
Date: Data was collected over 17 nights from August to October 2016.
Imaging automation and capture: Sequence Generator Pro
Guiding Hardware: ASI120MM, Celestron off axis guider. Guiding scale 0.46 arcsec/pixel. 1 second guide exposures.
Focusing: Rigel Systems GCUSB/nStep on stock C11 focuser
Guiding Software: PHD2. RA aggressiveness 45, hysteresis 0, Minimum Move 1.4 arcsecs, Max RA 200, Max Dec 600. Guiding unbinned with ZWO connection. Dec set to hysteresis. Dithering set to Extreme with Settle < 1.2.
Guiding performance: Quite poor, especially August session.
Light pollution: Bortle 8 (white zone, NELM about mag 4.5)
Image scale at capture: 0.6 arcsecs/pixel = f/5.7
Scale of presentation: 1.2 arcsecs/pixel (50% reduction)
Processing: Bias, darks, and flats. Stacked and processed with PixInsight, with a few minor modifications in Photoshop.