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IC 1396, 


            PJ Mahany
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IC 1396

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Celestron 11" Rowe-Ackermann Schmidt Astrograph

Imaging cameras: QHYCCD QHY268c

Mounts: Software Bisque Paramount MX+

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Orion 50mm guidescope Miniguider 50mm

Software: StarTools  ·  TheSkyX Pro  ·  SkyTools  ·  SharpCap 3.1 Sharp Cap  ·  PixInsight1.8

Dates:Aug. 15, 2020

Frames: 186x28"

Integration: 1.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 25.72 days

Avg. Moon phase: 15.54%

Astrometry.net job: 3763244

RA center: 21h 34' 1"

DEC center: +57° 28' 40"

Pixel scale: 1.766 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -5.117 degrees

Field radius: 1.280 degrees

Resolution: 4355x2875

Locations: Sierra Nevada Mountains, Near Yosemite, California, United States

Data source: Backyard


A hot night. White balanced to the stars. Gain 30, Pedestal 12, Exposures 28s. #exposures 186, 87 minutes total. Binned 1.5x1. As a one shot color camera I decided to try to keep it in a more natural visual color scheme.


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Sky plot


IC 1396, 


            PJ Mahany

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