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Messier 27 (imaging season opening test)

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: SkyWatcher 200pds

Imaging camera: Nikon D7000

Mount: SkyWatcher HEQ5 PRO

Guiding camera: Microsoft LifeCam Studio

Focal reducer: TS Optics Coma corrector for f/4 - f/6 newtonians

Software: Pixinsight 1.8

Filter: Astronomik UHC 2"

Accessory: Sony Vaio T13

Resolution: 900x900

Dates: Aug. 11, 2017

Frames: 18x300"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 17.94 days

Avg. Moon phase: 89.05%

Astrometry.net job: 1685719

RA center: 299.902 degrees

DEC center: 22.723 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.362 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.620 degrees

Field radius: 0.241 degrees

Locations: Home backyard, Kauniainen, Uusimaa, Finland

Description

First image of the season, some problems with the equipment and clouds started bothering imaging after an hour of light frames

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Olli Arkko
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Messier 27 (imaging season opening test), Olli Arkko