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M52 and NGC 7635

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: 3205x2412

Dates: Aug. 25, 2016

Baader Blue 2": 10x120" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Green 2": 10x120" -20C bin 1x1
Baader L 2'': 23x120" -20C bin 1x1
Baader Red 2": 10x120" -20C bin 1x1

Integration: 1.8 hours

Flats: ~10

Bias: ~100

Avg. Moon age: 21.98 days

Avg. Moon phase: 51.78% job: 1208297

RA center: 350.645 degrees

DEC center: 61.377 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.107 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 179.724 degrees

Field radius: 0.617 degrees

Locations: Puolivälinkangas - Oulu, Oulu, Finland


Finally there's a break in the clouds. There's also 2 hours worth of astronomical twilight as of now, which makes things a bit easier.




Sky plot

Sky plot


M52 and NGC 7635, Kharan