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Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens: Canon 135mm f/2

Imaging camera: Canon EOS 500D

Mount: iOptron Skytracker

Filter: CLS CCD

Resolution: 3950x2632

Dates: March 24, 2014

Frames: 68x120"

Integration: 2.3 hours

Avg. Moon age: 22.08 days

Avg. Moon phase: 50.76% job: 212410

RA center: 314.127 degrees

DEC center: 44.422 degrees

Pixel scale: 7.285 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 151.742 degrees

Field radius: 4.802 degrees

Locations: The Hills Observatory, Manchester, United Kingdom


Processed to look natural, i.e. not over processed. The camera has had a full spectrum mod. 68 subs 120s each, 800ISO with lens stopped down to f3.5

This is my first successful image using the iOptron SkyTracker. Tip: It helps if you set the tracker to the right hemisphere !



Mike Oates

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NGC7000 Wide Field, Mike Oates