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A little more light into the Flame nebula, 



    
        

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A little more light into the Flame nebula
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A little more light into the Flame nebula

Technical card

Imaging telescopes or lenses: APM Doublet ED APO 152 f7,9

Imaging cameras: Nikon D750

Mounts: 10 Micron GM1000 HPS

Software: PixInsight 1.8  ·  Stark Labs Nebulosity 3.1  ·  Apple iPhoto

Filters: Skywatcher OIII Filter


Dates:Feb. 16, 2015

Frames: 21x67"

Integration: 0.4 hours

Avg. Moon age: 26.65 days

Avg. Moon phase: 9.11%


Basic astrometry details

Astrometry.net job: 551764

RA center: 5h 41' 33"

DEC center: -1° 52' 8"

Orientation: 172.345 degrees

Field radius: 0.774 degrees


Resolution: 620x454

Locations: La Gueule du Loup (Malonne), Namur, Namur, Belgium

Description

OK, this is a first go at the data I gathered last night on different DSO's - the Flame nebula being the second on my list. Treating the image on PixInsight is a challenge. The result here is - I suspect - far from what the actual data contains.
A total of 20 frames, from 30 sec to more than 300. Only this time I set the iso half way, at 3200. My first version - at 6400 - although containing only 7 frames, is almost - not quite - as detailed as this one. Sweet spot, where are you ! Here though, my align was more accurate, so the stars are round and more obvious.
Depth of field : better than mag. 16.60 (downloading a new catalogue, mine stops at 16.50 and this picture shows more...)
4x O-III
16x broadband

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