Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi FSQ-106 ED
Imaging camera: Starlight Xpress SX-814 Trius Monochrome CCD
Mount: Sky-Watcher EZ-EQ6 GT
Guiding telescope or lens: Opticstar AR80S (f5) Gold Guidescope
Guiding camera: Starlight-XPress Lodestar Autoguider
Software: Pleiades Astrophoto PIXINSIGHT 1.8
Dates: Feb. 6, 2015
Integration: 17.1 hours
Avg. Moon age: 16.58 days
Avg. Moon phase: 96.34%
Astrometry.net job: 544710
RA center: 210.827 degrees
DEC center: 54.385 degrees
Orientation: 179.706 degrees
Field radius: 0.455 degrees
Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom
Taken over 6 nights from 27 Dec 2014 to 6 Feb 2015. Made using Ha and separate R, G, & B filters. This image is a crop from a wider field . All processing is done in PixInsight.
The Ha exposures were of different lengths, 600, 900, 1200 & 1800s.
NGC 5477 is a small galaxy to the left of the image.
I never thought I would be able to take RGB images from my home in light polluted Manchester UK. I believe this is only possible due to the Astrodon filters I use which has a slight gap between the green and red. The subs I have used here are just 180s but I know I can go up to about 8min which I will be doing from now on.
Note: The first upload was the wrong scale, the second version is the correct size.
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