Imaging telescope or lens: Astro-Physics AP 130mm f/6.3 Starfire EDF
Imaging camera: SBIG STXL-11002/FW8G-STXL
Mount: Astro-Physics 1100 GTO
Guiding telescope or lens: Astro-Physics AP 130mm f/6.3 Starfire EDF
Guiding camera: SBIG STXL-11002/FW8G-STXL
Focal reducer: Astro-Physics QUAD TCC 0.72x
Filter: Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm
Frames: Astrodon H-alpha 3 nm: 37x900" bin 1x1
Integration: 9.2 hours
Avg. Moon age: 10.45 days
Avg. Moon phase: 74.73%
Astrometry.net job: 1445951
RA center: 99.575 degrees
DEC center: 10.154 degrees
Pixel scale: 3.138 arcsec/pixel
Orientation: 0.103 degrees
Field radius: 2.100 degrees
Locations: My Back Deck, Glen Ellyn, Illinois, United States
This is the first image from my new AP 1100 GTO mount. I picked a relatively easy target, the Cone and Christmas Tree Cluster region in H-alpha. Happily, I also captured Hubble's Variable Nebula and can add those data to another group project.
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