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Technical card

Resolution: 2000x1674

Dates: Sept. 28, 2013

Astrodon 3nm OIII: 16x300" -10C bin 2x2
CLS CCD: 8x600" -10C bin 1x1
Ha 5nm: 16x300" -10C bin 2x2

Integration: 4.0 hours

Flats: ~30

Bias: ~60

Avg. Moon age: 22.89 days

Avg. Moon phase: 42.09% job: 168848

RA center: 23.428 degrees

DEC center: 30.642 degrees

Pixel scale: 2.044 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 0.335 degrees

Field radius: 0.740 degrees

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom


The weather has been terrible over the past month, so no new data. So I have been looking at past data that was not good enough to process or publish. This image was taken during poor conditions of wind and poor seeing, so most of it was captured at 2x2 binning.

The more I spend time with PixInsight the more I learn, and I have learned a lot more since this data was captured, so the resulting image is not that bad. It won't win any competitions, but I am glad I did finally put it together.



Mike Oates

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