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NGC6888 H-alpha - INDI/Ekos First Capture

Technical card

Resolution: 4656x3520

Dates: June 27, 2017

Frames: 56x180"

Integration: 2.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 3.29 days

Avg. Moon phase: 11.74%

Astrometry.net job: 1632491

RA center: 303.028 degrees

DEC center: 38.377 degrees

Pixel scale: 0.982 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -179.858 degrees

Field radius: 0.796 degrees

Description

I gave INDI/Kstars/Ekos a first shot last night and this is one of the data sets that I captured.

Overall it was a good experience - the drivers seemed very stable and I had no problem with crashes or hangs.

The main issue I had was with the plethora of settings spread over many screens, some settings that didn't seem to persist between sessions, and I could not get it to use plate solving (which worked) to do a precise slew to my custom location.

So the Soap Bubble Nebula got cut in half (bottom left) - but it was the first night I can't complain too much.

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