Image of the day 06/25/2017

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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Takahashi Epsilon 210

Imaging camera: QSI 683 wsg

Mount: Astro-Physics Mach1 GTO

Guiding telescope or lens: Takahashi Epsilon 210

Guiding camera: Lodestar

Software: CCDStack 2+photoshopESA/ESO/NASA NASA Fits Liberator

Filter: Astrodon E-series 2 LRGB

Resolution: 3228x2441

Dates: Sept. 2, 2016

Frames: 22x900"

Integration: 5.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 0.60 days

Avg. Moon phase: 0.40% job: 1615614

RA center: 52.310 degrees

DEC center: 31.412 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.780 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 2.840 degrees

Field radius: 1.001 degrees


After a very long time I was able to start taking pictures again!

This image of NGC1333 was taken several month ago under a decent sky in Tuscany. Sky was not perfect and some haze and high clouds where present. Anyway I spent some time trying to make a best render of this not so easy subject. The picture has been acquired using a Takahashi Epsilon 210 telescope (not perfectly collimated, You will see it in the corners) on an Astro-Physics Match1 GTO Mount. Camera was a QSI 583 with Astrodon filters guided with a Starlight Xpress Lodestar. I can't be super precise with total integration time but should be around 5 total hours of LRGB under 3 nights.

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Sky plot

Sky plot


NGC 1333, astrojoe