Focal reducers: TeleVue TRF-2008
Accessories: SBIG STT-FW8
Integration: 9.6 hours
Avg. Moon age: 10.59 days
Avg. Moon phase: 1.38%
Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 3.50
Locations: Casa de Rob, Oakland, CA, United States; Sierra Remote Observatories, Auberry, CA, United States
Leo Trio / Leo Triplet / M66 Group
L = 7h00m with AT6RC + TRF-2008, STT-8300M and Mach1GTO (oakland, ca)
RGB = 2h35m with FSQ-106ED, QSI 683wsg and Paramount ME (sierra remote observatories)
RGB was completely uncalibrated, so i'm sure i can do better on this. the L is slightly cropped for framing, since i messed that up.
L data from SRO exists for this project but i thought i'd start by merging data from my home setup plus our shared remote setup at SRO. the 1100mm FL of the AT6RC+reducer matches the target a little better than the tak, but clearly due to the dark sky at SRO a much better LRGB result can be had, albeit with a little less resolution (2app vs. 1app)
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