Hemisphere:  Southern  ·  Constellation: Canis Major (CMa)  ·  Contains:  IC468  ·  NGC 2359  ·  NGC2359  ·  Sh2-298
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Thor’s Helmet Takahashi TOA130NFB FIRST LIGHT, 



    
        

            Chris Troiani
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Thor’s Helmet Takahashi TOA130NFB FIRST LIGHT

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Thor’s Helmet Takahashi TOA130NFB FIRST LIGHT, 



    
        

            Chris Troiani
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Thor’s Helmet Takahashi TOA130NFB FIRST LIGHT

Imaging telescopes or lenses: Takahashi TOA130NFB

Imaging cameras: QHY 600

Mounts: Astro-Physics 1100 GTO

Guiding telescopes or lenses: Stellarvue 80 mm guide scope

Guiding cameras: ZWO ASI 174 Mini Monochrome CMOS

Software: Seqence Generator Pro  ·  PixInsight 1.8.8 pixinsight 1.88  ·  Adobe Photoshop CC 2019 Photoshop 2019 CC

Filters: Astrodon 3nm OIII  ·  Astrodon 3nm HA


Dates:March 3, 2021

Frames:
Astrodon 3nm HA: 6x600" (1h) -7C bin 1x1
Astrodon 3nm OIII: 6x600" (1h) -7C bin 1x1

Integration: 2h

Darks: ~10

Avg. Moon age: 19.36 days

Avg. Moon phase: 77.98%

Bortle Dark-Sky Scale: 6.00


Astrometry.net job: 4303677

RA center: 7h 18' 43"

DEC center: -13° 14' 45"

Pixel scale: 0.771 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: -83.502 degrees

Field radius: 0.838 degrees


Resolution: 6040x4990

Locations: Light polluted backyard, Hammond, La, United States

Data source: Backyard

Description

First light with my newly acquired Takahashi TOA130NFN. As always, new equipment issues plagued me. The flats came out terrible and getting the auto focus running properly was a challenge. This image took a lot of work in Photoshop to get it half way decent.

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Thor’s Helmet Takahashi TOA130NFB FIRST LIGHT, 



    
        

            Chris Troiani