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A nice nebula under harsh conditions, 


            Luigi Fontana
A nice nebula under harsh conditions

A nice nebula under harsh conditions

Technical card

Imaging telescope or lens:Orion ODK 12"

Imaging camera:SBIG STL-11000

Mount:10Micron GM2000 QCI

Guiding telescope or lens:Vixen 60/700

Guiding camera:Lodestar


Filter:Baader Planetarium H-Alpha Filter

Resolution: 2004x1336

Dates:Dec. 20, 2014

Frames: 9x600"

Integration: 1.5 hours

Avg. Moon age: 27.85 days

Avg. Moon phase: 3.17% job: 481676

RA center: 60.846 degrees

DEC center: 51.328 degrees

Pixel scale: 1.834 arcsec/pixel

Orientation: 92.613 degrees

Field radius: 0.613 degrees

Locations: Bazena, Breno, BS, Italy


Only image taken during my first experience in BAZENA, 1800 m.a.s.l. Thanks to my good friend Edoardo Radice for the invitation. WINDY night!!! I collected only 90 mins of exposure in Halfa on this fine nebula using my 12" ODK and SBIG11000 working in bin 2.

Unica immagine di una movimentata notte a BAZENA. Vento proibitivo. Grazie a Edoardo per l'invito e al gestore del rifugio per le generose libagioni. Ho dovuto lavorare in BIN 2 (pixel da 18 micrometri).



Luigi Fontana
License: Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike Creative Commons

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A nice nebula under harsh conditions, 


            Luigi Fontana