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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Sky-Watcher SCT 8"

Imaging camera: NIKON D40

Mount: Celestron CG-5 Advanced GT

Focal reducer: Focal Reducer 0.63x

Software: DeepSkyStacker

Accessory: PClix Intervalometer

Resolution: 800x638

Dates: March 13, 2010

Frames: 87x120"

Integration: 2.9 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 7.41%

Astrometry.net job: 104165

RA center: 189.995 degrees

DEC center: -11.630 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.758 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 136.793 degrees

Field radius: 0.250 degrees

Locations: Home, Ocala, Florida, United States

Description

March 2010
SkyWatcher 8" SCT
Celestron CG-5 mount
Nikon d40
120 sec exposures x 87; best 85% stacked in DSS
40 flats, 40 dark, 40 dark flats and 40 bias
f/6.3

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Steve Coates
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