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Beginning of the season with M39

Contains: M 39, NGC 7092

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Skywatcher Explorer 200PDS

Imaging camera: QHYCCD QHY9M

Mount: Skywatcher NEQ6 PRO Synscan

Guiding telescope or lens: Skywatcher 9x50 finderscope

Guiding camera: QHYCCD QHY5L-IIc

Focal reducer: Baader MPCC Mk III

Software: PixinsightPhotoshop

Filters: Baader L 2''Baader Red 2"Baader Blue 2"Baader Green 2"

Accessories: QHYCCD QHY 2" Filter wheelSeletek Armadillo

Resolution: 3306x2461

Dates: Aug. 6, 2016

Baader Blue 2": 10x60" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Green 2": 10x60" -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 2'': 27x60" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Red 2": 10x60" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 0.9 hours

Darks: ~10

Flats: ~20

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 3.07 days

Avg. Moon phase: 10.31% job: 1184791

RA center: 323.097 degrees

DEC center: 48.459 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.107 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 77.845 degrees

Field radius: 0.634 degrees

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland


Astronomical twilight - who needs it? There's only a few hours worth of nautical twilight currently, but at least it's enough to do PA and shoot 1 min subs without overexposing the background.

This is the first image of the season.




Sky plot

Sky plot


Beginning of the season with M39, Kharan