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2013-08-16 Nova Delphini 2013

Contains: Nova Delphini

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Vixen ED80SF

Imaging camera: Canon 550D

Mount: CELESTRON Advanced VX

Guiding telescope or lens: Vixen Finderscope 9x50

Guiding camera: Orion StarShoot AutoGuider

Focal reducer: Orion Field Flattener for Short Refractors

Software: PixInsightPHD GuidingO'Telescope BackyardEOS

Resolution: 5202x3465

Dates: Aug. 16, 2013

Frames: 20x180"

Integration: 1.0 hours

Avg. Moon age: 9.05 days

Avg. Moon phase: 67.34%

Astrometry.net job: 143835

RA center: 305.929 degrees

DEC center: 20.789 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.483 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 4.918 degrees

Field radius: 1.288 degrees

Description

Nova Delphini, a dim star that went nova and peaked in brightness on 2013-08-16, when this was captured.

Image details:
20 x 3m ISO800, 60 minutes total integration time
Calibrated with dark, flat, bias frames

Equipment:
Vixen ED80sf 80mm APO refractor
Celestron AdvancedVX mount
Orion SSAG autoguider + 50mm guide scope
Canon T2i 550D DSLR (Baader IR modded)
Orion Field Flattener
Diffraction spikes created with guitar strings as a crosshair over the main objective.

Software:
Image acquisition with BackyardEOS
Guiding with PHD
Calibration/alignment/integration and post-processing with PixInsight

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Author

Cory Schmitz
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2013-08-16 Nova Delphini 2013, Cory Schmitz

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