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RUN TIME: 71 minutes
RELEASE DATE: December 1, 2022
All instruments, songs, production, mastering, and cover photo: Michael W. Dean.
Music is instrumental except “Pinky the Wonder Cat.” The only microtonal song on the album is “Cats Dig Me”, which is 16 edo.
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Album cover photo of Orion Nebula and the Running Man Nebula, (Messier 42 and Sh2-279) by Michael W. Dean (BipTunia / Intergalactic Prairie Studio). Tech specs:
Total integration (combined exposure) 5 hours, 9 minutes. 309 Lights (separate exposures). 60 second exp each at 800 ISO. 73 Darks. 16 Flats. 26 Dark Flats. Bortle 3. (backyard Oregon farm.) Processed in PixInsight and Photoshop. Image cropped, full image here.
RedCat on Sky-Watcher EQ6-R Pro with Zwo mini guide cam and scope via PhD2. Cam: stock DSLR…Canon 90D. Polar align via SharpCap.
Info on The Orion Nebula:
“The Orion Nebula (also known as Messier 42, M42, or NGC 1976) is a diffuse nebula situated in the Milky Way, being south of Orion’s Belt in the constellation of Orion. It is one of the brightest nebulae and is visible to the naked eye in the night sky with apparent magnitude 4.0. It is 1,344 ± 20 light-years away, and is the closest region of massive star formation to Earth. The M42 nebula is estimated to be 24 light-years across (so its apparent size from Earth is approximately 1 degree). It has a mass of about 2,000 times that of the Sun.”
1. Cats Dig Me
2. Last Common Ancestor
3. Injecting Data Into My Brain
4. Early European Modern Humans
5. Pinky the Wonder Cat
6. Encrypted Emission
7. Neanderthal Bone Flute Played in a Cave
8. Secret Hidden Hobby
9. Hearing Voices in the Hall
10. Guitar Bass Drums Synth and Piano
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