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Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Orion ED80T CF

Imaging cameras: Atik 314L+

Mounts: Orion Atlas EQ-G

Guiding cameras: Orion SSAG

Focal reducers: Antares f/6.3

Software: DeepSkyStackerNebulosityphotoshop

Filters: Astrodon E-series LRGB

Accessories: Orion Nautilus 7 x 1.25" Filter Wheel

Resolution: 3000x2284

Dates: March 10, 2012

Frames: 280x10"

Integration: 0.8 hours

Avg. Moon age: 16.56 days

Avg. Moon phase: 96.41%

Locations: Home observatory, Mason, Ohio, United States


On the evening of March 10, 2012, I had just finished capturing HA and OIII on IC443. It was a beautiful evening and I didn't feel like packing it up but I also didn't feel like starting a new long exposure series. So I went to the Guided Tour on my Atlas and just started slewing to different objects. So I ended up visiting 14 objects and taking 20 ten second subs of each just to see what I could get. Amazingly, you can pretty much tell what each object is! I'd recommend this to anyone to try sometime, it's a different way to "view" the night sky!


License: None (All rights reserved) Nov. 2, 2013


The Night Sky Tour, rigel123